The Best of Friends

As a kid, having a best friend was a very big deal. Even as a young adult, the concept of a person that appreciates you, challenges you, and encourages you, is powerful. We all want to be understood and appreciated for who we are, and fictional characters are no exception.

Continue reading

Advertisements

The Value of Villains

A hero’s story is defined by the conflict that he faces. In movies and TV, that conflict usually takes the form of an antagonist. If there were no vampires, what would be the point of being The Vampire Slayer? If Lilly Kane hadn’t been murdered, Veronica Mars might never have become a PI. If the Alliance hadn’t been formed, Malcolm Reynolds would not have become a space pirate. Continue reading