And I still don't know who she is and it makes me sad.
I feel like I know Bonnie. To me, knowing a character means having a good idea of what they'll do in any situation. And I do.
I also don't think she's undefined. She maybe not as quirky or over-the-top as some other characters. But part of her character is that she's quiet, low-key, and reserved. And I actually like that about her. I like that she the normal one, and not really given to drama like maybe Elena and Caroline are. It makes the drama that's pushed on her more interesting.
Although I do think they've shown that, despite being a quiet, reserved person, she's not weak or a pushover. Staring down the guy who just tried to kill you without flinching takes guts.
However, I do agree that I'd like to see more of her, and get to know her better. I want more than two or three minutes per episode here and there.
Part of me wish they would make her a sociopath who's been playing & fooling everyone, a manipulative person (but a good witch) with an agenda.
No. Please, no. I think there are ways to flesh out a character without making them go psycho, or revealing that they've been secretly evil all along, which I've seen done way to many times.
As for Katherina Graham's perfomance, I disagree. I actually think she's underrated and strong at crying. If anything I blame far more the writtings than her acting for making her scenes flat. After her breakdown due to her grandma's death, I can't see/understand how anyone can say Kat's unconvincing when it comes to drama. This scene felt quite real. Actually, I believe it was the saddest scene of the show so far.
I agree with all of this. I'd also point to her possession scenes in "History Repeating." I've rewatched that ep recently and, when Emily is possessing her, it really does feel like Bonnie isn't home anymore, and there's another person in her body.
Edited by Bitterswete, Feb 17, 2010 @ 3:43 PM.