I like Lost. It's a great show and it's about to end. I want to talk about just one scene from this week's episode, so you haven't seen it or not sure if you did, STOP READING as there are major spoilers ahead. If you don't watch the show and don't intend to read on as knowledge of the show is not needed.
Anyway. Sun and Jin are a married couple. There's an explosion in the submarine they're in and Sun gets trapped under debris. The gang tries freeing her, with no success. Eventually as the sinking submarine fills with water, everyone leaves expect for Jin who keeps trying to save Sun. She shouts at him to go and he refuses. He keeps trying to save her. When it becomes clear that he can't release her , Sun shouts at him to go away one last time. He says he'll never leave her again and they have a touchy-feely moment before they both drown. She never really wanted Jin to swim away. You see, Sun was like a polite guest reclining the offer of cake, but secretly hoping that the host will keep offering until she would "have" to accept the yummy cake.
How very romantic.
Only one problem! THEY HAVE A YOUNG DAUGHTER! How come at no point did Sun scream at Jin that he should get the hell out so their daughter won't have to lose both parents?
If I was in Sun's shoes (made for tiny female Korean feet, my poor toes will be crushed!) I know that my son will be the main thing on my mind and I'll demand my husband to kindly swim to safety to be there for our son or I'll kill him myself before we both drown. Or I'd at least fart to make the little bit of air remaining in the submarine as foul as it could possibly be.
That scene really bothered me and hurt my immersion. It felt unrealistic, especially since they were both talking about their daughter just a couple of scenes earlier.
I wonder if I would've had the same reaction if I saw that scene before I became a parent. I guess any movie/TV show/ story with parents and children affects me differently now. Before I became a parent I'd be aligning myself with the child character and now I almost always put myself in the parent's shoes. Weird.
Not sure how to end this post. Not sure I have a point.
Chocolate! (always a good ending)