Do the "right" thing.

Monday · May 18, 2009 · 08:34 AM

I hate the on-again-off-again romance of Chuck. When characters on the screen are so oblivious to what the audience (when I say “audience”, I mean “me”) feels is “right”, it really frustrates me. But this isn’t about Chuck (which I’ve heard was renewed – I did a happy dance).

This is more a rant about how oblivious every character is in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I haven’t seen every episode of the second season, but so far we have John in a relationship with someone that’s obviously wrong (he should know better) and his Uncle Derek in a relationship that’s obviously wrong (he should know better). Sarah is unable to shoot anyone unless they’re 100% evil and clearly a threat (it comes back to bite her leather-clad ass). The FBI guy that knows about the impending robot attack is teaching an AI how to be more human (he should know better). Etc.

Mostly I’m mad that John Connor, savior of the human race, is such a whiny little kid. His mother raised him from birth to be a bad ass, to ignore personal motivation, to risk nothing (especially himself), and to fight. Yet John still acts like one of the characters from 90210.

Seriously, grow a pair and do what needs to be done.