There is a difference between expressing an opinion and basically complaining or insulting a character/show.
Thank yooooouuuu! Oh, and to add to this, a character has done nothing to you personally, so why should you pray that they get lynched? :I
YES! And also, to the people who SAY they don’t care that much about a character, but they ALWAYS bring it up, like at the drop of a hat they’ll go on a long-winded rant about how much they “don’t care” and “are meh” …Yeah, you’re not fooling anyone. You clearly hate the character and are just as annoying. Please shush.
That’s a straw man In one case the person has no true feelings either way. In the other they are emotionally effected and expressing those feelings inappropriately.
A more valid comparison might be the difference between:
- "I dislike this character/plot device, the way they were written/used negatively impacted on my enjoyment of this media." - An expression of a personal opinion that doesn’t denigrate others experiences
- "They’re an awful character. The only reason anyone could stand them is they thought the actor was hot - gross. They ruin the entire book/film/series"
Jeremy Brett at his best
Sometimes I just go, watch an episode of Granada Holmes, enjoying every minute with pure joy, loving Jeremy Brett’s crime solving dearly, sobbing with David Burke over the “Reichenbach Fall”, cheering with Edward Hardwicke when the best and only consulting detective ever lived comes back to live.
And sometimes just sit in silence, when the end credits roll, and you realize, such genius will never act again.