Wednesday, June 2, 2010
With most TV shows at season’s end, I’m at a bit of a loss. No more Lost, no more Fringe. It’s like my favorite people just went and left me—in the case of Lost, permanently, too. And they’re not real people, I know this. I should spend time with my friends anyway, get out and conquer the dandelions in the yard already. But I still think of my favorite characters.
So this has me pondering character, and what makes some characters so great. And I’m not talking about the leads either—it’s the sidekicks I love the most. They get to be over-the-top, fun, crazy, interesting—all the things a grounded series protagonist usually doesn’t get to be. I love Hurley, adore Walter. What makes them so great? I’ve yet to figure it out.
So how about you? Who’s your favorite sidekick?