I really gotta applaud Stargate SG1 for not focusing on irrelevant romantic subplots (I’m only at the beginning of Season 5 so this could change in the later seasons). Yes, there’s been a few Sam/Jack moments (which have been nice and adorable and I totally ship them) but the focus has always been on the SG1 team and their missions.
There’s been pretty much no “will they? won’t they?” and had this show been made in 2017 with different cast and crew I’m pretty sure they would have had Sam sleep with Jack, Daniel, and Teal’c already (and the associated drawn out and unnecessary drama that goes with it).
It’s just… refreshing… It’s funny how I’ve sort of come to expect it in any show I watch and when it isn’t there it’s so noticeable (in a good way).
But SG1 is a great example of how you can have a fantastic show, with a fantastic cast, and yet it’s still great and engaging without a romantic subplot.
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