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23 March 2011 @ 02:33 pm
Secret Diary of a Call Girl - Season 4 Review  
I just finished to watch the last season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and I feel like reviewing it.
You know, just a few words since it was the end and we're not going to see Hannah/Belle anymore...
Of course, if you still have to watch the finale come back later, I don't want to ruin it for you!
Let's start, shall we?


I'm actually sorry to say it but I didn't like it. Not just the finale but the whole season. It left me with the feeling that they had to do it but they didn't want to, just like when you have to do something and you keep procrastinate till the due date is close so you have no time to do it right and you make a mess. And the beginning was actually nice, it had potential and not just because the Hannah/Ben finally together thing, but the whole concequences of Stephanie being in jail could have led to something very funny and interesting but... nothing!

The first thing I didn't like was the injustified absence of Byron and Bambi. Okay, maybe in 8 episodes of 20 minutes duration each there's no time to focus on another couple and their problems/storylines since, on this season, is should be all about the relationship between Ben and Hannah but NO ONE had even mentioned them! What happened? They were a gang, Bambi and Belle were really close and she just vanished? At least say something like "Too bad Bambi and Byron had to move to another city/country/planet/universe, I'm going to miss them" I don't know, say something!!! And can you imagine how cool would have been having Ben asking Byron advices about what to do with Hannah? I think Byron would have given him some good pieces of advices and, in the end, it would have saved their relationship! I mean, Byron knows his $h!t, right?

The Stephanie and Poppy situation was a blast. I love Stephanie, I started from season 2 if I remember correctly but that's not important. I would have loved to see her more but I'm aware of the difficoulty since she was in jail BUT they left us with a daughter who didn't know nothing about his mother secret life. Come on guys this had potential: Hannah in a new house, dealing with Ben and being a girlfriend and in the meanwhile babysit Poppy trying not to expose her mum's secret and finding the time to run the company... but they messed it up big time. After the huge discovery they didn't know what to do with Poppy in my honest opinion. At the beginning she's shattered because she thinks her entire life was a lie, then she is cheerfull and asks Belle informations about her job, then she makes a move on Ben and who cares about her mother and then she finds a box and she's fine again. I can understand that such an important news can bring chaos in your life but they handled her situation in the wrong way. I would have understood if her whole making a move on Ben was about tanking a revenge on Belle/Hannah since she wasn't able to do that with her mother but no, she just notices that Ben is kind of cute and she wants to be with him... THERE IS NO  POINT IN THIS STORYLINE! He loves Hannah, we know that since the Pilot, what the hell? And they ended her storyline with her forgiving her mum because of a box full of old stuff... I don't get it. Your mum was a prostitute and now she's a madam, she kept a secret from you and you can't forgive her, then you find a box and you understand that she loves you... Being a prostitute doesn't mean she didn't love you. She kept this secret from you to pretect you. You should be pissed off but for other reasons not because you think she doesn't love you... I know thay didn't actually said that but the meaning of the box is pretty obvious, right

Henry. Another useless storyline in the end. When I saw the promo pics I thought he would have been a huge part of season 4... He is just on 3 episodes, just to mess with Hannah's head and without any reason. He's a cop, he enjoys having sex with prostitutes and he's dangerous... uuuuuh he's dangerous... fu*k off! He met Belle, she's hot, they have sex and he desappears. He comes back for the finale and is like he is so into Belle for some random reason and he had to have her... DUDE, JUST PAY HER! But he wants to be with her (for free maybe he's broke I don't know) just because... because... WHY? I don't get it. He wants excitement in his life and he wants to settle down with a prostitute? I get it, she's hot, I have myself a girl crush on her, I don't watch this show for the plot, but she's just a girl. It's not like you have been around for the whole season and you fell for her, you don't know her... If you wanted to show the difference between Henry who wants Belle and Ben who wants Hannah and her struggle because she can't be just one of them YOU DID IT WRONG! Expecially because Ben loves her as Hannah and he doesn't have a problem with Belle! He's okay with her job...

And, at the end a few word about the Ben/Hannah/Belle situation. Everyone knows that Hannah loves her job, she loves being Belle and this is the point of the show. Now, I can't say I didn't hope to see Ben and Hannah together in the end as a couple with Belle out of the picture but I knew that it would have been too corny and the show is kind of a drama so... The only problem was that Hannah as Belle was keeping secrets from Ben. At the end he wanted to know about her day and she - for some reasons - didn't want to tell him anything. But why? You know he's okay with your job as long as you came back to him, you're okay about him being okay and you want this to work and you are happy to come back to him, who's the only thing that keeps Hannah in your - life since Hannah is there just for him otherwise is just Belle Belle Belle - and in the end HE GIVES YOU A FU*KING ULTIMATUM and you choose Belle?! Okay, everybody knew she was going to choose Belle since she didn't have any big revelations at Stephanie's party but still, why an ultimatum? Ben said he was fine with her job but he didn't know how to deal with what it was doing to their relationship, they could have fix that! I don't get it.

What was the end all about? Belle won over Hannah? This was too random! It had potential but they screwed it up big time! I'm sorry since season 3 was so good! Well, at least we had Iwan Rheon on the series finale! :)

I'd like to mention Belle's dress in the court room... WTF?
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Mark: Doctormrbartleboom on March 23rd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
LOL non vedevo un tuo post così lungo sul LJ da secoli! xD Comunque ovviamente sono d'accordo con tutto quello che hai scritto, però guarda che secondo me il film servirebbe, almeno a lasciarci con un ricordo positivo della serie, si spera!

Sapevo che la quarta erano insicuri se farla o meno, però forse proprio Bambi mi sa, aveva detto che se era vera la cosa del film, sarebbe tornata a farlo.. vedremo °°
Ery-chan: Community: Abederychan86 on March 23rd, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Visto? Mi sono infervorata e ho usato miriadi di condizionali xD

Ma dove l'avevi letto il rumor? Io me lo sono proprio perso... Ma speriamo che si porti pure dietro Byron comunque... ma come credi che potrebbero concluderlo? Io avrei fatto alla fine un salto temporale in cui torna con Ben e molla il lavoro... però l'avrei messo nella serie... non c'è abbastanza materiale per un film... sai però se lo fanno e danno una parte a David? ♥
Mark: Doctormrbartleboom on March 23rd, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Non mi ricordo, forse qualche intervista...? °°

LOL all'infervoramento con uso di condizionale xD

Aw, si, magari un gigolo che diventa tipo mentore di Hannah e le fa capire che l'amore è importante, or something like that! <3
Ery-chan: Ship: Ten/Rose [Doctor Who]erychan86 on March 23rd, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oddio sarebbe bellissimo! Ma poi dovrebbe finire insieme a lui LOL!
away_fromitallaway_fromitall on March 28th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
OMG. THANK YOU! *exasperated sigh* I know we don't know each other, but I stumbled across your review and it's SPOT ON to what I think. This whole season was supposed to be something...I dunno, special! It was the final season! And they set us up for some great things, before blowing those oppurtunities big time! :( I feel sort of cheated - though I know it's only a tv show. Everything felt so shallow and undeveloped.
Ery-chan: The Doctor (anim)erychan86 on March 28th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
I know we don't know each other
Let's fix it! Hi, nice to met you, I'm Erika ;) and I'm a Doctor Who addict :D

This whole season was supposed to be something...I dunno, special! It was the final season! And they set us up for some great things, before blowing those oppurtunities big time!
I couldn't agree more... there was also too much Belle and no Hannah at all, I missed Hannah! And there were so many usless plots... For instance what was the use of the episode in New York? I can't believe they did it just because she had to find Ben with Poppy... that was a wasted episode!

A friend of mine told me there are rumors around about a movie to end the show properly... do you know anything about it? I don't know if I want that kind of movie, I've lost faith in the writers even if they can't screw it up more than this!