Thursday, December 14, 2006

Debunking the Jate Myths; Congrats Evie; Gregg-Speak

Bringing the truth to y'all.

#1 Jate Myth: The 'General audience' are Jaters. They don't want to see Skate.

ALVISO, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
"As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the company that created the digital video recorder (DVR) and continues to
revolutionize the way Americans watch television. These are the moments
that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped
viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler
conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture
phenomena in their own right. The TiVo(R) service makes finding and
capturing the most sought-after moments on television simple and easy,
leading millions of viewers to agree that it is the best way to watch
television. TiVo commissioned a survey through top poll company Synovate to find out what moments Americans remember as the TV highlights of 2006.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results
1 Katie Couric's last day on "Today"
2 Mel Gibson's interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest
3 Oprah tells author James Frey he betrayed readers
4 Sara and Grissom get together on "CSI"
5 Faith Hill's reaction to Carrie Underwood's win at "CMA Awards"
6 Kirstie Alley's bikini reveal on "Oprah"
7 "Will & Grace" series finale in which their kids start dating
8 Kate and Sawyer get together on "Lost"
9 Rosie O'Donnell's debut on "The View"
10 Connie Chung attempting a sultry serenade of Maury Povich"

If the favourable Skate episode ratings, TV Guide Best moments of 2006, and Skate as #2 TV couple of the year didn't convince ya, take the above and stick it in your Jate-pipe and smoke it.

But hey, you can take that random poll where 72 out of 100 random people (who probably don't watch the show)outside of Radio City Music Hall chose the Doc over the Conman, as representing millions of viewers if it makes y'all feel better.

#2 Jate Myth: Jaters will get Jate this season because Damon promised, he said that Jaters wouldn't be disappointed.

This myth arose out of this totally FAKED translated interview:

"The newspaper made a poll with the readers, "Kate Should Stay With...?" 69% said Jack. So Lindelof smiled and said "It's funny how people can get interested about the romances happening in the island. Even if it is not the focus of the show, but we know people don't forget about it. We all know that a good show needs a good romance. Kate and Sawyer have a complicated past, troubles in common, and that makes they drawn to each other, to their dark side. In the other hand, Jack and Kate are a classical and romantic couple. They are amazed by each other, and as the time runs, they start to depend of each other, care about each other, the connection between them is getting stronger this season. There is always something, someone in their way. That makes the audience support them all the time" and there's more, "Now, we don't have time for a romance. But, what can I say? Well, the audience won't be disapointed next season. That's a promise!"

Supposedly from the 'San Francisco Post'. If you investigate you find there is no such newspaper, just a news portal and a dead link to SF travel and accommodation. The quote originated from the Orkut brazilian boards, and the originator of the hoaxed interview fessed up later. After all, she couldn't produce the scans.

Anyone using any of the above quote as PROOF of anything Jate is sadly out of the information loop or willingly passing around falsehoods.

3# Jate Myth: That JJ Abrams is a Jater and said the following:

"You could put Jack & Kate on a NYC Street and have them pass each other at rush hour on a Wednesday morning - and they would stop and turn slowly to watch each other go by. They know each other within the context of universal recognition. They have met before in this life and they WILL meet again."

Umm. No. Search the net. There is no such quote. The only person this is attributed to is the infamous Oracle. That so-called inside source who pandered to the Jaters for a while on various boards until they were laughed off the public scene and resorted to private messaging the Queen B herself to spread the Jate is Fate message (notably stopping altogether after the Skate heavy What Kate Did episode aired).

Anyone who's had any experience in the TV industry would tell ya that TV writers and production staff do not spend their time writing thesis long treatises and essays (to only one section of fandom) about the splendours and paramount importance of the romance of a couple of fictional characters on a show they are working on. That's completely and utterly absurd.


BTW, Evangeline got a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actress Performance in a TV Drama. Big props goes out to her for her stellar work this season. I wouldn't be surprised if she got nommed because of EMFH or I Do. In any case, it's frakking awesome that 'Kate' is up for a drama award. There are apparently rumors of both her and Josh being considered to present an award together. More proof that they are indeed hot property right now in the media's jaundiced eye.

No Foxy nom this time. But at least Lost was up for best Drama again.

Notably, some people from a certain faction of shipperdom were as slow as molasses in offering their congratulations to Evie for her nomination. Sour grapes anyone? I read more protests at Foxy being snubbed than enthusiasm for Evie being recognised for her recent performances. And yet we Skaters are getting ragged on for being meanspirited?

At least we don't slag off one half of our ship as a whore, slut, idiot, weak, brainless gal who made a dreadful shameful mistake she needs to gain forgiveness from Jack for. Hmmmm....

Gregg Nations put it nicely in one of his latest replies about Kate's kiss answer to Sawyer from those pesky shippers who need everything spelled out for them:

"That's a very good question and observation. What did it mean? What is going on in Kate's mind? I'm sure this scene has given everyone something to think about. I'm sure there are strong arguments on both sides, well reasoned out and logical. It seems to be another question of faith and where you stand in trusting Kate. What did you think it meant?"

Which I put in the babelfish translator and came up with:

That's a very good question and observation.

What did it mean?

What is going on in Kate's mind?

I'm sure this scene has given everyone something to think about.

I'm sure there are strong arguments on both sides, well reasoned out and logical.

It seems to be another question of faith and where you stand in trusting Kate.

What did you think it meant?

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