Wow People sure have a problem with Robin.
by, 01-19-2009 at 08:45 PM (1169 Views)
I am unclear as to whether people have a problem with the current storyline of Robin having PPD or that there are many who just cannot stand the character of Robin, which of course they are entitled to do, but the Robin hate at the moment and the number of threads discussing Robin's "whining and winging", that she is lucky to have Patrick, that she is a control freak, that Liz is going to steal her husband, etc, etc.............it is quite staggering.
What I find unusual about it is, Robin generally is not around too many other characters, she does not throw her self at other women's husbands or boyfriends, she mostly is only contained in the bubble of the hospital and home, rarely venturing out to intrude on mob stories and so forth. Suddenly now Robin is being called in to account for supposed misdeeds to Carly ( OMG Carly of all people, such a standup saintly woman) which occurred years ago and the real show stopper that Robin should thank Carly for saving her life at the MC Hostage Crisis. That almost made me fall on the floor and laugh hysterically.
But to each their own and I guess Robin must get under the skin of so many, which is why so many threads have suddenly sprouted up. I believe that many may find the current story of PPD a confronting one. It is not pretty and easy to slot away neatly in a drawer. It is not a great adventure or running romantically from the bad guys and having love on the run, it is by no means as exciting as lying shot on a sofa while people attempt to stitch you up. No this story is a ltttle closer to what real life is and that is possibly what the problem is. Robin is unhappy and sad, confused and full of guilt. Robin had an expectation, just like all new mothers do, that delivering a happy, healthy baby would be the start of all dreams coming true. This was it. The husband, the home, the baby!!! No this is not what is occurring. Instead we get to see some marvellous acting from Kimberly Mc Culllough as she navigates her way through this difficult but very true to life like story. Kimberly is being backed up so well by Jason Thompson as he plays Patrick who is trying so hard but is also at a loss and is helpless about how to face this major problem with his new wife. Somehow, a long and complicated operation on someone's brain must seem like a walk in the park compared to dealing with his wife's ever increasing spiral into despair. I welcome the oppurtunity for this story to be told. It affects so many and while indeed I do know I am watching a Soap Opera, I can appreciate that things that do occur are a reflection of our current times that we live in and often are portrayed as larger than life. I do feel that this is another chance such as discussing people who are affected by bipolar and also the HIV+ story where there is a wonderful way to break down the barriers of peoples ignorance and total lack of understanding about these conditions. I look forward to and agonize with Robin as she finds her way through this extremely difficult period in her life. Bravo to the writers for making sure Robin remains the wonderful and courageous character she has always been to me.