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Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:55:42 AM »
Do we prefer him in the later seasons or from season 1-4 ?

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 05:48:08 AM »
I never liked him. At times during S1-S4 I loved to hate him, but the most time I just really hated this character and I didn't love it, if you know what I mean, haha!

In season 5,6,7 and 8 he started to bother me more and more. I get he wanted to apologize and that he was searching for a way he could do that, and be forgiven ; but it's like he did nothing else than that. Like a puppy, asking everyone to forgive him in whichever way he could.

That's why I was so surprised that I actually felt for him, when he died. At that time...I sort of forgave him. I can never forget what he did ( and I am not even talking about Keith...but the kind of ''dad'' he was to Nathan and especially Lucas + how he treated Karen/Debb ), but I learned to live with it around 9x11. His scenes with Haley/Jamie and Lydia were just hearthbreaking. May the best scene out of the whole show. And his exit with Nathan and Keith was perfectly done. He got redemption at some level.

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 02:46:04 PM »
I love bad Dan Scott! oh my! he is, besides Mouth, my favourite character! <3

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 03:29:16 PM »
Love to hate him when he's ''bad''.

Love him when he's ''good''.

Either way, I love him! :laugh:

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 04:32:29 PM »
Hate him when he's good (though I don't see how he's ever been good)
Hate him when he's bad
Love him when he's dead

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 05:10:24 PM »
I love bad Dan Scott! oh my! he is, besides Mouth, my favourite character! <3

I agree i preferred him bad. He has so many classic lines and his acting is so over the top sometimes. But when he killed keith I had to hate him all the way till season 9. Then I like him again. But he was awesome bad. You gotta respect a good villian!

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 05:28:24 PM »
Hate him when he's good (though I don't see how he's ever been good)
Hate him when he's bad
Love him when he's dead

Wow.  That's pretty harsh.

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012, 09:42:31 AM »
Love to hate him when he's ''bad''.

Love him when he's ''good''.

Either way, I love him! :laugh:

Exactly the same ^^ :D

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2012, 09:43:03 AM »
Wow.  That's pretty harsh.

I know :o I thought this was pretty harsh too!

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2012, 04:19:49 PM »
I love the bad Dan too, he is IMO the strongest male character OTH ever had.

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
I hated Dan Scott during seasons 1-4.  There were times when he was amusing, and he did add greatly to the show and was needed, IMO.  But I still hated him.  But I LOVED him seasons 5 and on (I did hate the whole Dan/Rachel mess and book/show mess).  It was so sad to see him die, and while I hated it, I do think it was "necessary" and I understood it.  It definitely added to the Scott dynamic and what started this show.  9.11 will always be one of the best episodes of the series--so many emotions were played with during that one.

This is pretty much how I felt about him, accept I didn't really hate him in seasons 1-4 because Keith, Karen, & Lucas were my least favorite main characters, so even though he was awful to them, I didn't hate him for what he did to them. I just saw him for what he was, but never had these big 'love to hate' feelings for him like I have other television characters. I had more issues with how he treated Nathan and even Haley, but I still loved the way that Paul played his character. He definitely had his funny moments as a bad guy. I started feeling for him towards the end of season 4 and have loved him ever since. His interactions with Jamie really softened him too. He was AMAZING in 9.10 and I was a complete blubbering mess for all of 9.11, although it made complete sense as to why he needed to die. Like Ingmar said, his scene with Haley/Lydia/Jamie was absolutely amazing. Dan & Haley definitely made season 9 for me. I loved how in this season we got to see this mixture of the old badass Dan Scott and the one loved Nathan so much that he would do anything to save him.
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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 01:12:09 PM »
"Sometimes I'm good but when I'm bad I'm even better"
With this question I was reminded of these lyrics haha. I loved Dan.
He was so good at being bad. Developmentally it was good he went looking for redemption but i could have loved him remaining bad throughout the entire show.

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 01:15:55 PM »
It depends. Dan being good and bad in season 9 was the best. I've never loved him more than in season 9, because he tried to redeem himself, but he still acknowledged what he did and knew he couldn't change it.. He truly made season 9 for me
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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 03:00:24 PM »
Dan's always been bad, and I've always hated him. :laugh: He was horrible in the first few seasons, then he becomes a murderer and at that point there was no redeeming him imo. He was a bad guy in every single episode in my opinion.

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Re: Is Dan scott better good or bad ?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 07:41:05 PM »
"Sometimes I'm good but when I'm bad I'm even better"
With this question I was reminded of these lyrics haha. I loved Dan.
He was so good at being bad. Developmentally it was good he went looking for redemption but i could have loved him remaining bad throughout the entire show.

I agree 100% (especially the song) but seriously, he was hilarious at being bad. The first three seasons each episode he was in he said something funny. Or he was such a Broadway villain you had to love him. I would say his redemption started at season 5. I like how they dragged it out until season 9 so that it was conceivable for us to forgive him.