Television Characters: I Know They're Not Real People, But...

November 6, 2014 3:52 AM

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Television Characters: I Know They're Not Real People, But...

"Christian Troy never learns his lesson." I made that statement very matter-of-factly and honestly about a character on Nip/Tuck during the end of its run on FX Network. It was just a normal part of the conversation while discussing the previous night's episode. The friend with whom I was discussing the episode began to laugh. He responded, "Sweetie, you know he's not real." As soon as that comment was out of his mouth I joined him in laughter. Yes, I know Christian Troy is not a real person, but that doesn't change the fact that as a television viewer I get very invested in the television shows I like and even more so in the characters I like on those shows.

Details. I'm obsessed with the details. I watch episodes of How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM), American Horror Story: Freak Show, and Scandal more than once to make sure I didn't miss anything. Usually that repeat viewing reveals something I missed the first time. The attention to detail was outs...

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