'Happily Ever After' screened on Australian television tonight. My thoughts are behind the cut.
Before I begin my hysterics, I just want to note that I love Jack Lothian's episodes and this was no exception to his typically kooky writing. He always writes bizarre happenings involving animals, has anyone noticed? The pig's anus, the stuffed dog, the squished dog, and of course the elimination of a rare species of bird. Nothing can top the misfortunes that the humans find themselves in, though.
I really thought that Martin and Louisa would marry. I also thought they were mismatched and would cause each other grief after marriage, but nevertheless I believed they would go through with it. Whichever way I looked at their relationship, though, it seemed doomed. Married life together would probably make them miserable, but breaking up after an engagement makes it even more unlikely that they'll be able to start again. That's the mark of great TV, I guess. It makes you ship something seemingly impossible!
Well, I'm still very much looking forward to S4 and I can't wait to find out what happens with Martin and Louisa. But I would really prefer it if there was some kind of resolution to their relationship by the end of S4. I'm not strong enough for a perpetual state of will they/won't they. Unless the writers want to add flogging a dead horse to Jack Lothian's list of animal abuses! ;)
Anyway, it's taken 3 seasons for Doc Martin
to feature a comedy vicar, and I think they chose the right time to bring out the big guns. Vicars! Why are they always lampooned on telly, and why is it always SO HILARIOUS??
Any thoughts, or are we all unhappy about the ending?