Mixing it Up—You’re Doing it Wrong


  1. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek September 23, 2013 at 8:16 am .

    I’ve never thought of this aspect of status quo. I don’t read many series books, so I’ve not noticed this. Now that I’m thinking back to a few TV shows, however, I can totally see where this concept is spot on. Thanks for this insight.

  2. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey September 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm .

    That’s a great observation, Katriena. I’m always disappointed when the flirtation between characters in a mystery series stops and a real romance developments…and marriage. The authors who do it well definitely try to keep the family drama low key.

  3. Julie Kazimer
    Julie Kazimer September 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm .

    Interesting post. I thought Bones and Castle would both suffer the Moonlighting fate, but you’re right. They did it right. Sexual tension is what draws us back, even though these are now couples. Thanks for showing how important this is in our writing too.

    1. Katriena Knights
      Katriena Knights September 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm .

      I’ve been really impressed with how they’ve handled it, especially Castle. I don’t think my poor heart could have lived through a breakup. Of course the season premiere was tonight, so I guess I’ll find out how things are progressing in both shows. Don’t spoil me!

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