QUOTE(Jonnycondom @ Feb 7 2012, 12:39)
Do you not think hanging about in the X Factor threads for such a long time is retarded in itself?
Well X-Factor last a couple of month so it kinda comes with it. Anyway I stopped eventually so its all good now.
Going against public opinion here I really enjoyed this episode. I don't even dislike Alex as much as I thought I would.
The way they introduced him into the gang was quite normal I thought, I feared they would bring him in like Matty, some cryptic pretentious douche who fixes everyone's problems in a heartbeat.
The dice thing was silly and unnecessary but I can overlook that.
I can see where Blake is coming from, when Liv as an alcoholic slut seems the most normal in your cast you have a problem but tbh. this was the first time I liked Liv and can relate to her a bit. I still think she overreacted to the fact that Alex hasn't told her that he's gay after the incredible long time of 2 days.
I liked the storyline with his grandmother and was actually a bit sad when he found her dead. Throwing her in the sea was unrealistic and would actually have severe consequences but again I can overlook that.
I liked the way they handled the grieving bit. I can understand both Mini and Liv.
Liv just wants to go back to normal cause she can't handle the loss while Mini wants the opposite, she doesn't want life to go on as if nothing happened. Both is relate-able imo.
Having Rich away was a good move. As I said before having someone die is just too much of an impact on someone's life especially Ron Rich as her boyfriend. It would be unrealistic to have him as relatively calm and collected as the others and if he would have lost it it would seem weird to not make the episode about him.
So his absence was a clever way to get around all this.
So yeah nice episode and Alex seems like a good edition to the group after all.
I still don't want him to shag Nick but I noticed that even though there already have been plenty of parties and drunken sessions we didn't see him with any girls.
Are they trying to make us forget he's a complete man-whore to make his coming out more realistic?
He seems so much hotter than last season though.
Sadly it's still 3 weeks until his episode, but he seems to be featured a lot in Frankie's episode by the looks of the trailer.