dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Get it while it's incredibly hot: the traditional Patterson Christmas dinner.

As you might have gathered by now, I am not fond of Lynn's irritating habit of showing that the Pattersons aren't a bunch of big shots or anything by having them eat in the disgusting manner that they do. Watching people talk with their mouths full of too much food is as appealing as horrible meals gobbled down in a messy, smacky, gobbly, nasty way....which is to say not at all.

I'm even less thrilled by the fact that they eat the same unpleasant way on Christmas day. Time and again, we see horrible people wolf down food too damned hot to eat because they're too God-damned low down to know better. This would be bad enough were it not also an exercise in family politics. Not only do we have the traditional "Let's look down on Mira for trying to be better than us" ego trip engendered by their outrage at having to endure an outsider who clearly wants to dictate to everyone when confronted with the otherwise inexplicable phenomenon of being asked to do things differently, we're also going to have a new tradition: Elly wringing her hands in confusion and despair while John fulminates about how extra-bad little princess April is so full of herself and inconsiderate of her pooooor parents who sacrificed soooooooooooo much that she tells an evil lie about how she isn't really welcome at all. You and I see a young woman who gets shat upon on a regular basis by a pinheaded old biddy hen who needs someone to blame for her failure as a human being who isn't her and patronized by an oafish clod on a power trip who thinks that the world owes him a living because people have the confusing and wrong habit of telling him that no, he isn't entitled to the pigs' share of everything just because he waaaaaaaaaaaants it; they don't see themselves as being the horrible people they are so think that she's crazy and wrong and bad.
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