First of all, I have no problem with Julian making Brooke the focus of his tv show - she's his wife, the mother of his children, the love of his life, yadda yadda...I could care less. And I have no problem admitting that I am most definitely not a Brulian fan nor am I a Brucas fan or even a Leyton fan. What annoys me is how Julian is rewriting not only the show's history but his own history with Brooke. Wouldn't you want the world to see what really happened as opposed to "the truth" from Lucas's book? Really - is your own history not good enough that you have to rewrite someone else's? If I were Brooke I wouldn't be okay with that. Julian wants to add himself into the THHS years - go for it but at least have the decency and dignity to tell your own story. Truly make it your own as opposed to recycling and claiming its truth.
And I don't want to be rude because everyone has a right to their own opinions and nobody's is more superior than anyone else's because it's just that - an opinion. But I really do laugh at how some people are claiming Julian's made his own spin and being creative with it...can I ask how? Seriously, all he did (from how the show's presented it) was add himself and change characters within the storylines. He's still telling the "real" stories. How exactly is that being creative or putting his own spin on things?
Belive me, I'm not getting worked up over this. LOL! I didn't watch the actual show for Brulian nor would I ever have any interest in Julian's remake so I honestly don't care what kind of changes he makes or what he keeps the same. As a Haley/Nathan/Naley/Peyton fan - I don't care at all. But I am surprised at the Brulian fans who like this. Why? I'm genuinely asking because this isn't Brulian's history - it's Brucas's and Leyton's and Naley's and all the old characters. If I were a Brulian fan I'd want to see a story about THEIR own history, even if Julian had to adjust it to make it fit into the high school era. There are plenty of fan fictions out there that are AU yet still add in true touches from the show. It can be done.
And I'm going to be mean towards Brulian for a moment (my opinions, of course) - Brooke's clearly the center of Julian's universe considering he does nothing except catch the scent of her behind. Brooke's basically definied Julian's character (and not in a good way) since the moment they first slept together. Clearly (IMO) Mark and the other writers didn't want to give Julian any other purpose aside from living in the "Brooke bubble". Here's the point I'm trying to make - he's centering his show around Brooke and make her the most important factor...writing their relationship should be easy for him since that's how he lives so again...why steal someone else's story/work? Why not just write your own life - your real life?
And on a side note - what does that say about Julian? All of his quirks - the being a mathlete, not good at sports, catching butterflies, etc are what made Julian who he is (and I love Julian outside of anything concerning Brooke) so why would you change that? In the four years we watched Julian, he never seemed ashamed of it but changing his whole personality (which changes the Brulian relationship, IMO) makes him appear like he is. That he didn't like that version of himself - the one who defined him as an individual. That (to me) makes Julian rather pathetic and it, quite frankly, seemed out of character for him.
So that's my take on Julian's television show. I just know if I were a Brulian fan I'd want to see their actual story/history being told as opposed to someone else's so I'm surprised at the number of their fans who actually liked what he did.