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Originally Posted by pianoman41
Yes, but they don't have any story arcs of their own. While each of them has their own merits, the only time we see them (and learn about their characters) is whenever they are interacting with the central-focus Jackie character. Now that I think about it, I'm trying to recall a single scene anywhere in any of the first three shows where there is no Jackie but instead the support characters getting a story of their own. Other than the Zoey calling her mom on the cellphone in the bathroom (when she found the ear in the toilet), there hasn't been any.
Yes, Jackie is the star of the show, the same way that Nancy Botwin is the star of Weeds. But when I compare the two, I realize they could do an entire show without ever showing Nancy and the stories from the secondary characters could cover without a problem.
I agree with the writers' decision to focus on Jackie herself in the early episodes of the series. After all, there have been only three of them so far. I can't imagine that we will not learn a lot more about the other characters before season's end.
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