Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stupid characters on tv shows! It's time to go!

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!

Jewels xxoo


  1. Temperence Brennan is indeed socially awkward or it's a carapace she has for herself. A way to keep people at arm's length. Sometime she was capable of good acts for people. I don't know much about forensic people but I guess some of them are really like that? In their own cocoon and don't want to get out of it? They basically have no life with the kind of job they have so I guess "why bother"? lol Though I would expect Temperance to understand even more human being because of her job, kinda like Grissom in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

    As for the writers writing less stupid characters... let's hope they'll do just that with Kaye Sullivan in CSI:NY!

    Talking about Aussie TV, I was reading that AJ Buckley dated Sharni Vinson! What's your opinion about her? Was she a good actress in Home & Away?

  2. Personally, I didn't like her. That's not to say she wasn't a nice person, and others thought the character was good. My mother and I both agreed that her skin was too dark and her forhead too big. She also carried on like a pork chop (bimbo).

    But that's just me, sometimes I can be turned off a person by their looks. May not be a good thing for me, but there was just something about her that rubbed me the wrong way.

    As for Bones, maybe it's the way Emily delivers the character, maybe it's the character itself, maybe it's the way it's written, but I just feel like slapping her upside the head and telling her to grow a

  3. LMAO Maybe we can ask Booth to do it for you!

    "My mother and I both agreed that her skin was too dark and her forhead too big."

    Hahaha, I agree, she is dark and has a huge forehead. Was the show any good?

  4. Home and Away is still going and has been since 1987 I think. Yeah, about 22 years now.

  5. Have a look and go to- -
    Sharni's not on there, but you'll get the feel of it. And you might find some stuff on youtube with her. She's also appeared on an ep of New York last season as the pregnant hostage in the bank Mac was trapped in, and she'been on a few other CBS shows as well, and an ad for a new computer that was made into a mini movie ad kinda thing. Aj was in it too!


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