On the whole, Damon treats Bonnie like a slave thing. He's a dick and he tries everyone he doesn't give care about like that, but why doesn't Bonnie give him a brain aneurysm and demand that he treats her with respect. He does with her the most, because to him, she's just a magic machine like before she was the witch I had to keep alive to get Katherine back, and he needs the most often. To me it's more problematic that Bonnie takes Damon's constant disrespect and utter lack of caring. Damon refuses to apologize for killing Bonnie's mother and makes jokes, Bonnie calls the Salvatore house immediately to get the rescue committee. I would have loved it if she said, "well according to him we don't owe each other anything. Also he really hates fire", and went home. When Stefan and Elena, figure out they can come save him.
This leads to the biggest problem with Bonnie, she is a plot device. Much of the racial issues come up, because she's a plot device. Everyone treats Bonnie like crap except for Caroline, Bonnie the magic machine doesn't care she's their to make calls and to do magic at command no questions asked. We need a spell to kill Mason, call Bonnie the magic machine, she won't ask questions like why are we killing him and what did you do [Damon]. The Originals need to live now, because Elena might die well then we have to break the magic machine for now, it's not like they'll be consequences just take it out of town to the shop for a couple weeks and it'll be as good as new. How does Bonnie feel about her mom's abandoment, well the magic machine told me [Caroline] that she really needs you right now. I mean her POV doesn't matter, because you can treat her like crap with no consequences. The viewers can't relate to her, because really how to you relate to a character who is a supporting character in her storyline about the awesomeness of Caroline, because Caroline's storyline had to be shelved so she could be Klaus's manic pixie dream vampire and Elena's biggest fangirl.
One of the biggest problems I've been having with this show is the lack of perspective of what they are writing. Bonnie's problem I've shown above. Then there's Elena being painted as a saint as she's deciding which serial killer she wants for a boyfriend and is completely cool with causing a vampire genocide. It is because she's willing to sacrifice those closest to her to save innmuerable human lives; since muderous vampires like the Originals, the Salvatore brothers, the tomb vampires, Katerina, and Sage seem to be the norm for vampires; nope. She just wants the Originals dead, so she's willing to spare the one Original line that made her own vampires.Two of which are serial killers and one of which is still actively killing people. The fact that this show thinks that any of these characters are heroes when every action is completely self-movitated and zero care is given to the collateral damage of those decisions. Well yeah Klaus wants to create a hybrid army and has killed and will kill thousands of people, but Tyler's our friend, who we couldn't bother to remember until his girlfriend brought it up. So in closing here's my problem with various characters/relationships.
Elena: Writers admit she has flaws, here I'll help. One incredibly hyprocritical look at how she treats her own brother for the highlights. Jeremy you can't have a evil vampire for a girlfriend it's unhealthy oh wait stay her while I contact a vampire ghost to put my evil vampire boyfriend through serial killer rehab. My free will must be respected Damon no vetoing my obviously stupid plans, now compel my brother to leave the state even though not having you compel him was the one thing specifically asked me not to do because he wants freedom to make his own choices. Also tell me how I'm best big sister ever for doing so. Two selfish, Damon, Stefan's back and he's doing everything I say just like before so you're in trouble for not listening and have to go away. Wait Damon why aren't you at my beckon call and instead sleeping with people I don't like you are horrible. I love the Salavatore brothers yeah their horrible serial killers, but they're really hot, and obessessively in love with me because of my evil twin, and do what I say most of the time. Three manipulative, her whole relationship with Damon, she treats him like her backup boyfriend just like Katherine did while telling him that she won't play with his emotions like Katherine did. Elijah saves her from his sister whose trying to kill her because Elena betrayed her and she immediately betrays him by trying to help his mother kill him. Now she's a teenager who did a couple of these thigns to save her life so it's not like these make her unrootable or even a bad person. She's brave, resourceful, determinded, and incredibly mentally strong considering she hasn't broken under the constant tradegy that is her life. Also intenstely loyal and caring to her people, even if at times treates them badly. You have a great main character, and the more you tell me she's perfect the less I like her.
Jeremy: See previous paragraph, and actually have him be mad with Elena not just immediately be ok with what she did and enable her.
Bonnie: Actually show her POV and have her storyline occur on screen and stop having other characters tell how she feels. Also let her stay mad at people like Damon, her mom, and have her start actually looking out for herself instead. Also give her her own goals for herself, taking out vampires, becoming a powerful witch, leaving the supernatural world all together, hunt down her mother and tell her off, something. Hell even if she dates the dude who her mother raised instead of her, have him be uneqviocally on her side and give her a goal.
Delena: Deal with the problems such as; Damon's refusal to stop killing people, Elena's stance on Damon at least not murdering people want for him to start caring about others, Elena still wavering over Damon and Stefan, Damon's refusal at being played like that again, and the fact that Damon has a love interest who actually solely wants him, won't change his lifestyle, who he has actually been more carefree around. Give me reasons and I'm sorry more than the other girl tortured him, they are vampires and as this show points out all the time our rules don't apply to them, plus Stefan's bestie tortured him for years.
[size="7"]LASTLY STOP WITH THE KILL ORIGINALS PLOTLINE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT.[/size]
Edited by dragonfirelance, Apr 8, 2012 @ 12:42 AM.