This Dude Is Playing a Same Guy on Two Shows

June 18, 2015 - Finding Carter

Don’t date this dude. He will nap with your sister.

Photo: Eric McCandless/Disney Enterprises

Teen shows tend to have a same story lines: Every uncover has a pregnancy-scare episode, a big-dance-gone-awry moment. Something about holding — perhaps failing? — a driver’s test, and a SATs, and maybe a Time We Got Drunk. So it’s not so bizarre that dual stream teen-oriented shows are covering matching territory. But MTV’s Finding Carter and ABC Family’s The Fosters aren’t only relocating by matching stories in that one of a categorical characters has (impulsive, not premeditated) sex with her sister’s kinda-sorta-ex-boyfriend for whom there are still clever feelings. What’s distinguished is that a same actor is personification pronounced kinda-sorta-ex-boyfriend on both shows.

Alex Saxon plays a free-spirited, mostly kind Wyatt on The Fosters, and a free-spirited, mostly kind Max on Finding Carter. He has prolonged hair, and a appearance that causes immature women to wish to tend to him in some capacity. On Finding Carter, Max and a once-kidnapped Carter are aged pals; they were friends with advantages for a while, though once Max met Carter’s long-lost sister Taylor, he became a some-more committed dude. They were really most in love! They pennyless adult — teen soap, standard for a march — and in a impulse of unhappiness and desperation, Max and Carter “comforted” one another in a behind of his truck. Noooooo! They eventually came purify to Taylor, who was dejected though motionless to work on forgiving both of them, that she flattering most has dual episodes later.

Mere days after Max and Carter’s misled hookup aired, The Fosters went a accurate same route. Wyatt’s been in and out of a design for a bit — perhaps since Saxton was also filming Finding Carter? — but he reemerged final week. Wyatt and a heroine Callie aren’t together-together right now, though over a years, he’s been understanding during her stints in juvie and a median house, and he was merciful and kind when she told him about being intimately assaulted in her prior encourage placements. Less good was when he becomes some-more of a stoner, though even worse than that: In final week’s deteriorate premiere, he had inebriated sex with Callie’s encourage sister, Mariana. Mariana was formulation on losing her decency to her really cold musician beloved Mat before he left on tour, though they had a fight, and afterwards Wyatt showed adult with a trek full of drink and a conduct full of substantial hair. We all know how that strain goes, friend. Now Mariana feels impossibly guilty, so most so that she told her biological mom that she feels like “a slut.” (Argh, Mariana, that’s only a terrible enlightenment degrading any kind of womanlike sexuality. You’re gonna be okay, we promise.) She hasn’t told Callie yet, nor has she told her boyfriend, Mat. It’s not transparent how or if she’s going to do either.

I’m not knocking Saxon’s performances here during all; he’s got a surfy-sweetheart attract that works really good on both shows. That said, Max and Wyatt were really matching characters to start with, and now their story lines have turn identical. Branch out! There’s a whole far-reaching universe of bad function to mine! For Saxon’s sake, and for teen TV fans’ sake, maybe it’s time to give a Leah and Rachel things a rest.

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