I’m going to sound terribly patriotic but I’ve only seen, and intend to see, the original UK series. I’ve heard that the US version is good, but I just can’t bring myself to watch either that or the US remake of Being Human.
Justin. I admit I didn’t see every season, but in what I did see, I admired his bravery and devotion. I never really warmed up to Brian, though it was fun to see how he always did the right thing despite trying to be a huge dick about it every time.
Oh, and even though you haven’t asked: Team Jacob.
Oh, yeah. Team Jacob. Most definitely.
I think both of them, and neither of them. Between you me and the world wide wall, I think they are the same character at different ages, and the show goes out of its way to underscore that overlap. They’re both attractive, passionate narcissists with a tendency towards sadism and grandstanding. They were so soapy and irrational. So the real question you’re asking could be framed as: “do you prefer self-involved assholes before or after they develop ironic detachment?”
Now I should explain, I didn’t see QaF until years after it had been cancelled, and I saw it in a kind of crazy 4-day marathon for a job. LOL So my perspective is extremely skewed. Actually if you held a pop culture gun to my head, I’d say Justin (Nathan) from the UK and Brian from the US. Both totally ruthless and passionate and intense. The UK Brian (Stuart) and the US Justin both tended toward a sentimentality and self-pity that sucked.
And I’m totally for Team Guy Who Almost Crushed Bella with a Van. (LMAO!!! ~ LC)
They were both gross. I watched three episodes of that show and was so turned off by, well, all of them (personalities and drama, not looks), that I couldn’t stomach any more.
Oh dear, I’m afraid once again my views set me apart. I’m a sucker for the emotionally blocked people who put on airs but who really have a heart of gold deep inside. Brian is totally my kind of man. He’s dark and handsome, smooth lean muscles, smart, sexy as hell, a sexual Hercules, yet despite all of his emotional baggage, he’s a sweetie at his core. And I am SOOOOO Team Edward. I love vampires and I find Robert Patterson’s portrayal of Edward to be so sexy. He loves Bella with a dignified composure, yet he’d do literally ANYTHING to keep her happy and safe.
So, how about you? Brian or Justin. And more importantly: Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Guy Who Almost Crushed Bella with a Van? Inquiring minds want to know.
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