Anonymous asked: Do you think someone could make a post about Finn being a great hero using all the points in the other anti post to prove that their reasoning was very one sided. Their reasons were unfair because they overlooked the whole story and neglected things done right. I don't understand the hate in this fandom? Any other character can do/say whatever and always be forgiven/defended (as it should be b/c nobody's perfect) but for some reason this never gets applied to Finn? I just want justice.
First of all, I really don’t think Finn is a “great hero.” I think he’s just a kid who makes mistakes just like other kids. Maybe if you skew the archetype narrative of the “heroic journey” in his favor, his journey is heroic in the sense that he goes through a lot of tasks and trials and, now at the end of S3, is obsessed with a father figure.
But you’re right. People don’t see the bigger picture. They just look at one isolated scene or one out-of-context graphic and concentrate on only the mistakes Finn has made and ignore the rest of the story. Why he came to that point or how he tried to retract or rectify his mistakes. And sometimes the writing on Glee fails to do that for him.
And I’ve said many times before, a lot of these blogs (if you look at their tumblr names ;P) are fans of a certain character or couple and they tend to look at Finn and Finn’s storylines with a narrow POV centered around their fave. And to them, Finn is a character that is in direct confrontation with their favorite character, or is a obstacle in their fave achieving complete satisfaction, or being with a certain other character that they like. So their response is completely predictable.
And there is Glee fatigue. TBH, I’m losing a lot of interest with other storylines on Glee, and sometimes I just fastforward because they really bore me. But you see, a lot of times you can’t do that with Finn because he’s involved in a lot of storylines with others.
This show uses the character of Finn in a very unusual way. He’s the male lead, the “hero” figure, yet he becomes the agent that jumpstarts a lot of the conflict in the storylines. And storylines on TV have to involve a lot of conflict because without conflict, TV shows are just boring zzzzzzzz.
And I think it also has to do with the writers’ trust in Cory’s ability as an actor to carry these storylines.
It was very interesting to note that Cory, as an actor, said that what he wanted for Finn was more conflict. LOL I was surprised he said it, because I thought those kinds of storylines would mean he would receive more furor from the other fans.
But then I realized Cory probably doesn’t really care about what some of the over-zealous, over-invested fans with tumblr blogs are saying. He just wants the opportunity to play a role that demands a lot from him as an actor. He wants the opportunity to show different kinds of emotions, and let’s face it. Which other character had to give himself that much to the storylines on this show. ;)
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