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13 January 2011 @ 08:19 am
30 Days of Supernatural: Day Two  
Day 02: Your least favorite character

Anna Milton

Just, ugh. I hated everything about this character from the moment she was introduced. She just had no point or purpose whatsoever, she just stood there and did nothing and was just annoying to the max. Her storyline was lame and sucked so hard that I practically pretend it never existed in the first place (I mean, grace in a tree? Seriously Kripke, seriously?) and the actress herself was just so painful to watch, such cardboard acting it was embarrassing. I've disliked characters before, but never on this kind of level of outright irrational rage that I have with her. I mean seriously, every time she appeared on the screen I wanted to punch her in the face, with her being incredibly self-righteous and acting like some special little snowflake when in reality she was incredibly irrelevant and amounted to nothing whatsoever to the show. So yeah, I'm glad they killed her off as brutally as they did. Good riddance.

ALSO? BITCH KILLED URIEL. URIEL WAS FAR MORE INTERESTING OF A CHARACTER THAN HER STUPID ASS, BECAUSE AT LEAST HE HAD PERSONALITY AND WAS PRODUCTIVE AND SHIT, OH AND THE ACTOR COULD ACTUALLY ACT AND NOT BE SO DAMN WOODEN WITH EVERYTHING. UGH WHY SHOW, WHY GET RID OF FANTASTIC CHARACTERS ONLY TO KEEP THE STUPIDLY WEAKEST ONES? FFS GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT SHOW, JFC. >:/

Runners up: Lisa, who is to a lesser extent because I liked her before they meaninglessly brought her back to fuck everything up with her character. For that I blame the writers. -__- Ruby v2.0 because that was such a disappointment and letdown from how awesome she had been in the third season. Also Grandfather Campbell, because he's a sketchy douchebag who needs to get his story straight. In fact, most of the Campbells really I just don't like in general. I also have to say Sam Winchester in these later seasons. I don't hate him, but I don't love him either. I'm mainly just indifferent towards Sam these days, which might get me burned at the stake for saying so in this fandom, but that's just how I feel.


Rest of the 30 Days of Supernatural Challenge.

In slightly more upbeat news, upcoming episode spoilers are happy-making. \O/ I love that Jim Beaver is kinda like the Gossip Girl of the entire SPN fandom. He just likes revealing all sorts of stuff, and thinking he might not get in trouble for it. ;p COME TALK WITH ME ABOUT THIS BBS, LET US SPECULATE AND MAKE CRACK THEORIES ON THIS!
 
 
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Revyallodole on January 13th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
She kinda had did have potential, but they wasted it. I would have been okay with her if 1. She hadn't had sex with Dean (I mean come on. I didn't see the ~connection~ so many seemed to see between them)
2. She hadn't come back in season 5. (although we did get to see young Mary being BAMF and fighting Anna) Pointless, pointless, pointless.

I like Julie, but she wasn't given much to play with either. I cheered when she killed Uriel though and cheered when she was killed. There's only like.. three characters I hate without no mercy in this show though. Hmm. (Nope, Ruby 2.0 or Bela ain't either of them)
Revyallodole on January 13th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I LOVE JIM BEAVER
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Tinka: Misha Congwaevalarin on January 13th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, I knew you hated Anna. I wasn't aware you hated her that much. *lol*
I feel pretty indifferent towards her, to be honest. I don't mind her, but I don't mind that she's not around any more either. *shrugs*

About Sam: I used to be a major Sam!girl in the first seasons. But then Cas came along and stole my heart. And somehow, Sam didn't just get pushed back to being my number 2, I pretty much, slowly but surely, stopped caring about him. I still like him and I still care about Sam'nDean to some extend, but I find him slightly boring now. Except for when he is souless and has hilarious lines. ;)

Love the new spoiler. It has Cas, which is the most important part, and it has our old married couple. This promises to be a lot of fun.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 13th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Heh, well. Like I said it's an irrational kind of hate I have for the character. She's the only one of the entire show I have those kind of feelings towards. But she's no longer part of the show anymore, so it's all good. ;)

I was pretty neutral about Sam, I thought he was cute in the earlier seasons and I love the brother dynamic both he and Dean have together. You can't deny the sibling relationship. But Sam as a character has been dwindling from my interests, which I don't know if it has to do with character direction or what, but I'm just pretty meh about him these days.

Love the new spoiler. It has Cas, which is the most important part, and it has our old married couple. This promises to be a lot of fun.

Definitely some fun will be had. I kinda want Rufus and Castiel to meet because, can you imagine the kind of hilarity that would bring? XD
as good as baby Jesus in velvet pants: Cashigh_flyer87 on January 13th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of glad to hear you say you hate Anna. I feel pretty indifferent towards her. I like her because she's the only girl angel we got to know, but then I hate her because she's the only girl angel we got to know and she sort of sucks worse than a stick in the mud.

She's forgettable. She didn't bring anything new or exciting to the story or characters. And then with her and Dean's sex scene I felt she was then just turned into one giant plot-device.

Laaaaaaaaaame.

In other news. I AM REALLY REALLY SUPER FANTASTICALLY EXCITED ABOUT EP 6.16!!!! If Jim's in a tizzy about it, I can only imagine what it's going to be like.

And I don't know if I can take much more of his gossipy tweets. They're driving me crazy with anticipation! XD
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
It's disappointing that she was the only girl angel we got to know and she sucked so bad. There could have been loads of potential creating a story there, actually given the character a purpose. But they wasted it completely on such a lame storyline which made her unbearably unlikeable. Shame. Also, I would have preferred to know the story behind the dead blonde angel Castiel said goodbye to at the beginning of "On The Head Of A Pin"; I wanted to know her story.

In other news. I AM REALLY REALLY SUPER FANTASTICALLY EXCITED ABOUT EP 6.16!!!! If Jim's in a tizzy about it, I can only imagine what it's going to be like.

It makes me have hope that the second half of the season is going to be wayyyy better than the first half. *crosses fingers* I AM LOVING THE TITLE FOR THE EPISODE AND HAVING CASTIEL, BOBBY AND RUFUS? HELLS YEAH.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexy: SPN- Team Emolove_jackianto on January 13th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh excellent choices. I think my dislike for Anna and Lisa boil down to the same reason; they're both had such potential that the writers wasted. A fallen angel, who fell for something other than chocolate cake, that COULD have helped Sam and Dean would have been interesting, and Lisa could have been so much more interesting if she had just been Dean's friend and the writer's showed her life outside of Dean, but sadly the writers took the easy/sloppy/badly written love-interest way out with both of them. I think that's one of the reasons I like Cas so much; because they couldn't really go the whole love interest route, they actually put some thought into his character in season four. He fell like Anna (for a much more selfless reason) and he's Dean's friend like how I wanted Lisa to be. As much as I love fanon Dean/Cas, I hope it never becomes canon (not that I think there's much of a chance of that happening anyway) because I'm pretty sure Sera would turn it into melodramatic sop. I like that Dean FINALLY has a canon friend that he's not sleeping with. Profound bond indeed.

Why is it so hard for Sera to write interesting female characters?
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Between us.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
I think my dislike for Anna and Lisa boil down to the same reason; they're both had such potential that the writers wasted.

When it comes right down to it, these are characters that could have had their own storylines without having to be created simply to get romantically involved with one of the main characters to warrant them a place on the show. Lisa was perfectly fine being a self-sufficient single mother who had her own life, and had they spent some time constructing a workable storyline for Anna (fallen angel who disliked the workings in Heaven, wanted to make a difference and ended up helping the boys, etc; or alternatively, a girl who could listen in on angels and help them that way). Unfortunately both were wasted opportunities. One of the biggest flaws of the show is how they handle female characters.

I feel disappointed with how they've handled Lisa. In my opinion, it would have worked just as well had Lisa been only a friend and helped Dean find a place for work by himself without there being a romantic connection just for the sake of there being a "relationship" (term used loosely) And Dean could have been Uncle Dean or something, someone to lend a hand if needed but not take full responsibility. And if Dean needed to get back into the world of hunting, he wouldn't need all this unnecessary man angsting.

SEE SHOW. THIS IS LOGICAL. THIS MAKES SENSE. THAT CRAP YOU ARE PULLING, THAT SHIT AIN'T CUTE. :/

Why is it so hard for Sera to write interesting female characters?

Such a question to ask, which I honestly don't know. She's Stephanie Meyer in regards to her writing, particularly with the women characters on this show. Heh.

As much as I love fanon Dean/Cas, I hope it never becomes canon (not that I think there's much of a chance of that happening anyway) because I'm pretty sure Sera would turn it into melodramatic sop. I like that Dean FINALLY has a canon friend that he's not sleeping with. Profound bond indeed.

I completely agree with you on this.

Granted it would be lovely to see it in canon, not even gonna lie about that. But even if that were to happen I don't necessarily trust this show to even do that justice at all (unless it's Ben Edlund and Jeremy Carver teaming up to make it happen, and only if it's like the last episode ever for them to do that) I prefer them to stay subtextually connected through their profound bond because, let's face it, it's already canon anyway based on that alone. ♥
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Shonaille: BSG Kara & Sam by your side till the endkalikahuntress on January 13th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
I hate how she got to stick around for as long as she did while awesome characters like Ellen and Jo die after what; 4 guest-appearances. If you are fermale and there for screwing or adoring the winchesters; you get to stick around a lot longer I noticed. And to think they wanted her to be the main angel.**shudders.**
Renée: LotS. Kahlan/Cara.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
And to think they wanted her to be the main angel.**shudders.**

I'm forever grateful that never ever happened. It would have been horrible.

I also hated that she stuck around for extended episodes and did absolutely nothing, as if they really didn't know what to do with her character. In fact it was so blatantly obvious they had no plans for her at all, which is why she only stood there the majority of the time. And you're right, Ellen and Jo had less screentime then she did, yet they were actually awesome. Oh Show, you disappoint me greatly. I'm still rather saddened that the Harvelle's were killed off because they were amazing women, but that's for another rant entirely.

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Renée: Cara. Archangel.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
YOU CAN LOVE HER ALL YOU WANT, AND I CAN HATE HER JUST AS MUCH. SOUND GOOD?
Eden: chord/chris) a story to telloverstreets on January 13th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I really hate Anna too. The funny thing was, I thought she had the potential to be a really interesting character back when she was just a mental patient who could hear angels. But then when she got her memories back, she got SO annoying and SO self-righteous that I just couldn't stand her anymore. Plus... she was very Mary Sue-ish (and I think she was only female character who was this close to being a Mary Sue).
Renée: Nikita. Alex. Butterfly.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right, she was practically the epitome of a Mary Sue just from that transition alone. I was annoyed with Julie McNiven's acting in general, though I wouldn't have minded had they kept her being that crazy mental patient who heard angels and would have done something productive in helping the brothers or something along those lines. Instead they went LOL JK GUYS SHE'S AN ANGEL WITH A CHILDISH SELF-RIGHTEOUS ATTITUDE!

Gag me with a spork. *rolls eyes*

I did the Dance of Joy when they finally killed her off. Pointless character was pointless, though it's a shame because a fallen angel storyline would have been fantastic had they handled it right. It would have been a nice opportunity to explore more of the angels, but they decided to waste it all on her pointless sob-story. Lame.

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Kevin Jonesmulder200 on January 13th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
LOL! Please be honest!

In my mind, Anna was just wasted potential. Like she could have been more interesting if they had given her more stuff to do. Instead, she just sucked up screen-time and didn't do much.

To be frank, I hate all the new characters they brought in for season 6. I'm like, "Why? What's their purpose?" I much rather see character growth/emotional continuity than new characters. And please don't get me started on Sam. I have never cared for him and the later season made me hate his guts.

LOL! Jim Beaver is a total tease.

Renée: Kahlan. Con Dar.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
In my mind, Anna was just wasted potential. Like she could have been more interesting if they had given her more stuff to do. Instead, she just sucked up screen-time and didn't do much.

Pretty much. They could have done great things with a character that was a fallen angel, something that could have had some relevance to the plot of the season, instead it was wasted on a half-assed storyline that went nowhere fast and was utterly pointless to keep such a character around. Granted I think the actress's contract had her for several episodes, since they were planning on killing Castiel off and keeping her around (thank GOD that never happened!), but they could have had her do something productive and interesting despite that change, you know? Instead she furthered nothing with the show except just being there, and repeating pointless things that we already knew. What a waste for a potentially good storyline, which immediately turned bad during the "Heaven and Hell" episode because of the terrible writing in general. Even when she returned in S5 they could have done something worthwhile and interesting, yet she was just as dull as when she first appeared. Bleugh.

To be frank, I hate all the new characters they brought in for season 6. I'm like, "Why? What's their purpose?" I much rather see character growth/emotional continuity than new characters. And please don't get me started on Sam. I have never cared for him and the later season made me hate his guts.

I enjoy newly introduced characters that further whatever plot is happening and that are interesting. Which is why I have loved watching Balthazar, because he's directly connected to the Heaven storyline which means the angelic civil war and Balthy/Castiel times. Otherwise though, I would prefer them getting back to character developments.
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Renée: BSG. Six. Made of awesome.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
:D :D :D
just a small town girl: [supernatural] mary winchestercarameltrap on January 14th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
I didn't quite like Anna when I watched that episode. I disliked how she seemed to have pitted Dean against Castiel and how she played the helpless card to Dean. I like Julie; she's funny and cute and it's too bad that her character wasn't that well developed or written. Otherwise, she could have ended up being a little likeable.

Lisa, oh Lisa. I would like her if she wasn't the forced love interest on Dean because I knew it won't last and she'd get ditched sooner or later. She was just badly handled and written.
Renée: Caprica. Zoe Graystone.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Had they actually done better with writing her character's backstory and given her substance and a personality, and being helpful instead of whining the entire time, then perhaps I wouldn't be so harsh and might find her likable. But as it stands, it was tragic since the moment they turned her into an angel. They really had nothing to go on besides that one episode, which they never reference to again therefore, irrelevant and pointless like whoa.

Lisa, oh Lisa. I would like her if she wasn't the forced love interest on Dean because I knew it won't last and she'd get ditched sooner or later. She was just badly handled and written.

Badly handled and written is the term I would use in this case. Like what goldenusagi mentioned below, during the third season her character was incredibly self-sufficient as a single mother and happy with her life. She was a capable, independent women who was doing fine by herself. But instead they shifted it by the end of S5 and into S6 as though she needed Ben to have a father figure and that she had no life outside of Dean which is just an insult to the character in general. So much anger regarding that, I cannot even begin to tell you.
kaiyote: SPN ▪ heavenlykaiyote on January 14th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
I actually liked Anna... until she remembered she was an angel and then it was like... where did her personality go?

Can I also just say it really annoys me that they probably just made the whole "angels don't have emotions" thing so that Anna's storyline would work? 'cause uh. I really do not see how angels are not emotional. LIKE CAS LAUGHING AT DEAN'S JOKE? URIEL'S TOTAL HATRED AND ANGER TOWARD HUMANS? OR EVEN LUCIFER'S GRIEF AT KILLING GABRIEL? SERIOUSLY. SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THAT WORKS THEN UGH.

As for Sam... I'm pretty indifferent to him too. :P
Renée: Six. Warrior of God.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Can I also just say it really annoys me that they probably just made the whole "angels don't have emotions" thing so that Anna's storyline would work? 'cause uh. I really do not see how angels are not emotional

THANK YOU! EVERYTHING TO THIS, FUCKING WORD. Seriously, that's something that bugged me too. I can only see that as justifying why the fuck she exists in canon, which was entirely choppy and sloppy to begin with anyway. CASTIEL SMILED AND LAUGHED, URIEL FELT ANGER AND DISGUST, LUCIFER'S GRIEVING AND JEALOUSY, GABRIEL FEELING UPSET OVER HIS FAMILY FEUDS. ALSO CUPID! CUPID LOVED LOVE. ALL OF THESE? THEY ARE EMOTIONS. SO YOU FAIL SHOW, AND ANNA MILTON? SHUT THE FUCK UP WITH YOUR SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE ENTITLEMENT.

It is from my understanding and personal opinion that angels do have emotions, but they're completely different from what we mere humans feel. Or another reason is that angels, being warriors and soldiers in Heaven, were taught to compartmentalize these feelings when on particular missions so they wouldn't be affected. Since I'm betting there are other angels like Castiel who felt compassion and understanding for humanity and loved them as God loved them, which is the entire purpose of their creation. From certain parts of lore, angels were pure creations of showing love to humans by their love of God. That's a different level of emotion that not many feel.

I'm not sure I'm making sense, so tl;dr ANGELS DO HAVE EMOTIONS. SHOW WAS BULLSHITTING US. ANNA MILTON IS STUPID.
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on January 14th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Trufax: I was rewatching S3, and I got to the Lisa episode. And I thought about how I'd have to suffer through it. But it was fine. Lisa was so ADORABLE and CONFUSED and AWKWARD about seeing Dean again. She clearly had her life together and didn't have a place for an old one night stand. She was doing JUST FINE raising her son on her own.

And then they made her into a pod person.
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on January 14th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Proving once again what an idiot Sera Gamble is. *seethes and rages*

Seriously, why take a perfectly fine character who is self-sufficient and capable of her own life without any kind of man in her life, to someone who takes in a psychological broken man and think that relationship was the "best year of [her] life"? All of that seems beneath Lisa during the third season, she wouldn't do such a thing. Being a friend to Dean that's something else, but the need to have them be together romantically is really stupid. Nice going show, destroying a perfectly independent woman. SO MUCH RAGE AT THE ENTIRE THING I CAN'T EVEN.
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