The Characters People Love to Hate

Posted on Mar 06, 2011 by Mary

Bianca tries to be nice to Drew's friends on Degrassi
Remember that time Bianca tried to be nice on Degrassi?

Welcome to TV Philosophy 101. Today's discussion topic:

Would you want to watch a show where you didn't hate any of the characters?

I was just noticing comments like these on the Degrassi board...

"I don't like [Bianca] AT ALL!!!! ...I can't stand her. And it's because of what happened with Drew in the boiler room. I don't even get why they have her on the show. She doesn't seem like a really big character other than her and Drew going out right now. I just don't get why they have to have her." - caitybug66 in this thread

"I'm not going to list everything that I dislike about [Jenna] because then I'd be typing for hours, but I hate that she was so judgmental towards Bianca. I would have to say Degrassi would do so much better without her." - nat in this thread

I can definitely see how like, hating a character means every time they show up on screen your blood curdles and you want to throw things and then that's not a pleasant experience... but then I can also see how a show about a high school where you liked everyone would be pretty snoozy. But then again, maybe there would still be plenty of conflict just from the trials and tribulations people go through...

I don't know, do you wish your most hated characters would just disappear, or do you think they give a certain flavor/realism/je ne sais quoi to the shows you love?

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