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xparrot From: xparrot Date: November 8th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh, I had to run out in the middle of last reply...let me try again? ^^; I worded my original reply poorly. My primary beef with Jo isn't that she doesn't look like a hunter, that's just one element that irritates me, and it's the one I was thinking about at the time, so it's what I answered with. The comment about femmes not working for their bad-assed-ness wasn't aimed at Jo in particular so much as many femme chars in her position - actually with Jo they seem to be making the point that she's not really as equipped for hunting as she thinks she is, which is somewhat of an interesting place to bring the char, will see where it goes.
I do argue that the Winchesters, whether they look the part of hunters or not (it's arguable - I mean, no scars, they don't get dirty except for comic relief, but Sam at least definitely has the body of a guy in shape. The trouble is that guys with muscles are considered sexy, so most young actors got 'em and are therefore halfway convincing when they get physical; while as actresses are supposed to look like toothpicks by current beauty standards and thus most of them don't look like they work out a whit. Which is why BSG is so refreshing. But anyway.) it is established in their backstory that they've trained and trained hard...getting guns at 5 years old and such.

I bitched about that, but fundamentally my problem with Jo is less with the char (though I don't care for the actress; that's purely subjective on my part, but there you go. Not in an I hate her and want her to die way, I'm sure she's a very nice girl, I just don't find her especially compelling to watch) and more with the writing of her. That making her major in this episode seems to have cancelled any Dean&Sam interaction, which is the whole reason I'm watching this show! Not to mention Jo and Sam had almost no interaction. Part of the trouble I'm having especially is that Numb3rs just introduced a new love interest for one of the brothers, and managed in two episodes to set up a pretty appealing char - not one of my favorites yet, but one I wouldn't mind seeing more of. And part of that was because they were careful to establish relations between her and all the team, not just her and her future lover boy. Now, Numb3rs as a team show is better equipped to handle new chars than SPN's 2-man format, but...Jo could be better. I agree that she faced a lot of undeserved prejudice from the get-go, and I admit that I myself am biased against her. And I get illogical when I'm biased ^^ But the char hasn't done much to change my mind. I guess...I could find things to like about her if I made the effort. But I'm a bit resentful that I have to make the effort. That someone decided what this show needed was a chick for romance, when I liked it just fine the way it was...

Anyway. Am glad to know that you can enjoy the show as is! I'll try to be more accepting...or at least I'll drop the Jo thing now, promise ^^;

In other news - have you heard that there's gonna be a live-action movie of Mushishi? We went to Death Note 2 tonight (not bad, not bad at all!) and that was the first preview...
8 have spoken ♥ :: Speak to me?