Heh. I seem to recall the last time we had this on our plates
. I still stand by what I said then, by the way.
And also. You guys, I love Show, but let's face it, it's not always well-written. There are episodes in it that make me tear my hair off and yell at the TV. There are characters that I wish were better handled. There are moments I wish were better done in many different senses of the word. There are moments where Sam and Dean do things that make me go WTF KRIPKE at the TV and squint at Jared and Jensen a lot. And I don't think it's particularly secret that Supernatural has never been a great place for female characters, with or without crazy fangirls being crazy.
It's the place where Ellen disappears into thin air for no reason, and Jo is made to walk a very tight, very awkward line between sister and lover. It's the place where Bela is a botched experiment at trying to sktech an independent woman in a hypermasculine world, and Ruby gets a full 180 in order to accommodate the storyline (my theory), and not executed very successfully (my opinion). It's the place where women are oftentimes drawn as cheap, base and dumb, and even when they're not, they still don't seem to stay. It's a place where Mary Winchester is posed with the awful decision between kissing her possessed father and seeing her soon-to-be-fiancé die.
And in comes Castiel, with his dilemmas and his feelings and his ex-commander in female form. In a show where women have a problematic existence, where the main relationship is infused with sexual tension (whether you want it or not, it's there
), and it's between two guys, comes Castiel and his semi-obssession with Dean Winchester.
I'm not sure if it all ties in. I'm not sure if it's truly just bad writing/acting/directing or if it's also to do with the way a lot of fangirls do openly dislike most of the female characters on the show (it's not a wank, it's simply a fact). But I do know that, like I've said before, it's always
been a problem on Supernatural, way before RPS madness and ratings bump.
That is all.