So, we’re two episodes into the new season and I feel pretty much the same as I did last season. It’s cute, it’s fun, I like the people involved, and I want to keep watching, but I’m still finding lots of things to roll my eyes about. First things first – if any of you were following along with my posts on Pretty Little Liars over the summer, you know how I felt about the student/teacher romance that developed over on that show. I was not a fan. Listen, it’s not that a student teacher relationship bugs me; date your professor all you want, but when one of the people involved is 16 and the other is in their twenties AND the balance of power is so off, it’s just wrong. There isn’t really a way to make it seem okay.
Having said that, so far things are being handled better on LUX than they were on PLL. At least this teacher (David from Melrose 2.0 – how you doin’?) seems very aware of how wrong this is, and is being very firm about not persuing anything. So far. I read recently that Liz Tigelaar was pissed that The CW stepped in and demanded that she add some new characters to cause conflict, so I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that the network wanted this storyline. I just hope that at the most, Lux ends up with unrequited feelings for teach, and that he eventually moves to a new school or becomes a friend/mentor instead. I’d be down for him joining Baze and Math in the apartment now that Jamie is gone, as long as the threat of sex with Lux is totally removed. Is it just me, or are a lot of shows exploring the inappropriate student/teacher thing this year? At least 90210 has the stones to make it really disturbing instead of romantic (Hal Ozcan is so super creepy as Mr. Cannon). Oh, and Lux was so tied up in her big mature feelings for her teacher that she couldn’t study for a test that will seemingly determine her academic future, so she stole the answers out of Math’s bag. I’m sure that’s the end of that.