luna1122 April 10, 2020 Share April 10, 2020 5 hours ago, SoWindsor said: I find that when your protagonist is a bad person but the acting & writing is good, you root for them even though they are criminals. Other examples are Tony Soprano, Walter White, etc. So yes, we should find Marty & Wendy Bryde intolerable but don’t because the character writing & acting is so good you can’t help but root for them. Jason Bateman plays Marty as extremely likeable which shouldn’t make sense but does. I have depression and understand mental illness but I just did not like the Ben character. Not sure if it was the writing or acting or what exactly but I did not find myself moved by his character. I hate all of those characters mentioned. Loathe them. I couldn't wait for Walter White to die. I admire the skill involved in the acting and writing but I am actively ultimately rooting for Wendy to die and Marty to get locked up forever. Or die. At the end of the series run. In no way do I root for them, no matter how cute I think Jason Bateman is. I CAN root for the bad guy. Two of my biggest TV crushes are a handsome cannibal and an erudite Kentucky criminal. Though ultimately I even wanted them to get justice. I'm rambling with no real point. But I was really moved by Ben, and by Tom Pelphrey's performance, and ultimately I want marty and wendy to pay dearly for their crimes. Ruth, tho. I do still want Ruth to come out of all of this somehow. I don't see that happening tho. 9 Link to comment
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