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    Sadie Watson on Romance Novel TV – Extraneous Thought #32
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  • Published: Dec 23rd, 2007

sadie_photo1.jpg A scene from one of my favorite couples on television:

D: “What I give to you, what – what I share, I do with no one else. I like to think that what you give to me, you do with nobody else. Now that – that may sound silly to you, but here’s the thing I think is silly – the idea that jealousy or fidelity is reserved for romance. I always suspected that there was a connection between you and that man. That you got something form him you didn’t get form me.”

A: “I probably do. But gosh, what I get from you, Denny… people walk around today calling everyone their best friend. The term doesn’t have any real meaning anymore. Mere acquaintances are lavished with hugs and kisses upon a second or at most third meeting. Birthday cards get passed around offices so everybody can scribble a snippet of sentimentality for a colleague they’ve barely met. And everyone just loves everyone. As a result, when you tell somebody you love them today, is isn’t much heard. I love you Denny. You are my best friend.”

A: “I can’t imagine going through life without you as my best friend.”

Denny Crane and Allen Shore from Boston Legal

Boston Legal
Over the ledge
Season 3 episode 0
Written by David E Kelly
Airdate Nov 28,2006

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