I would like to bitch about stupid characters on tv shows.
Last night, on Aussie tv, was the new season premiere of ‘Packed to the Rafters’. And I have to say, the daughter is one of the dumbest characters on Aussie tv.
The writer’s are to blame I suppose, as they continually have her being duped by men, and doing stupid, drunken things. She’s blond, and they make her more so.
The actress who plays her won a Logie (our version of American daytime emmy) for most popular new female talent. Good for her, but the character is still utterly stupid.
As for American tv, Bones’ Temperence Brennan is beyond belief. I am astounded, week after week,at the stupidity out of her mouth. I have no idea what Kathy Reichs, the author of the books the show is based on, was thinking when she created this character.
I’ve seen Kathy, here on Aussie tv, and she seemed strange, but rather smart. She herself is a forensic scientist so basically, the character is based on her and her work in the field. However, the character of ‘Bones’ is one of the astoundingly socially stupid characters I have seen.
It’s like she cannot comprehend the world outside of science. If she doesn’t understand it, it doesn’t exist or make sense. If it has nothing to do with bones and dead people, she don’t care.
I have watched this show, when nothing else has been on, and I am blown away at how she does not get the simplest of human emotion. She has to ask a person what something is, how it affects a person, what it does, how it works, etc, etc, etc.
For a character, she may well know what she does, but she has no idea about the real world, and real emotion. She is void of all things social, has no idea how to deal with other people that do not think and feel the same as her, and now the character of ‘Sweets’ the psychiatrist, has to tell her what things mean and what she needs to do to register it in her brain.
If everything outside of science needs to be equated to a science she understands, then God help her in the rest of her life. No wonder she’s never had a decent relationship, never gets on the good side of people, rubs people the wrong way. She is socially inept, brainless, stupid, incompetent in life and has no social skills.
All in all, I REALLY wish that writers would stop making stupidly dumb characters for tv shows. I understand not every one is smart. But seriously! Make them smarter than what they are, because every week when I see these characters on these shows, it makes me want to stick my fist through the tv screen to punch their bloody lights out!