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Quotes: Ridiculously Average Guy
Charlie: Did [Edward] hurt you?
Mike: In the sense that boredom can be painful, yes.

"Fortunately the protagonist of Watch Underscore Dogs is not one of the heavily-workshopped Jonny Lee Miller rejects, but Aiden Pearce, a character who appears to have had all personality sandblasted off 'til he’s a blank cipher who doesn’t even know how to button a trench coat properly. "

"Aside from the droll opening exposition, I really have no idea why Aeon is so passionate in her duty. I don’t know what kind of person she is, who her friends are, why they like her, or anything that would make me like her. I can’t really blame the usually good (Charlize) Theron for having no personality in this movie because she has no personality written for her. I can describe her character in five words; acrobatic assassin who wears spandex. Theron just drifts through the movie like a zombie droning out one liners with all the emotion of Ben Stein. Just watching her say the line 'Amateurs' in the trailer is akin to Costner’s line read of 'My boat…' in Waterworld."

"The real reason Enterprise sucked is very basic. It's because all of its characters—every single one—were little more than empty shells. By the time the series finale rolled around, I knew nothing more about the central characters than I knew in the pilot. No one exhibited even the slightest trace of an actual personality. None of them grew beyond the thumbnail descriptions seen on the leaked casting sheets. ... And the most ironic part of all of this? This episode, like many of Enterprise's worst, was scripted by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. I could almost accept that some clueless hack writers, completely not understanding the character, had come in and bumbled their way through writing this piece of shit. But it's the creators of the series who are doing this. The guys who came up with Jonathon Archer had no clue what to do with him. That should give you a pretty good idea of what we're in for."
The Agony Booth on Star Trek: Enterprise, "A Night in Sickbay"

"Clark Kent's character in this show is consistent. It is so consistent, it never changes. From the beginning to the end he is a basically good guy who doesn't have a clue how to solve most situations without anyone's help, constantly making mistakes and not learning from them outside of dialogue lip service when it's convenient.

He isn't a leader. He is a doer. The last conflict he has in the show is having someone else tell him how to be Superman."

Chris: Once again, we get an episode where Clark just doesn’t do much, but the rest of it is so ludicrous and fun that it hardly matters. The rules of the show seem to apply only to Clark, and so we get a ton of scenes where characters basically shout “JUST BECOME SUPERMAN ALREADY,” which, as someone who does the same thing at home, makes it oddly gratifying for me.
David: I’m perfectly fine with that, I really am. Clark’s parts are the most boring parts of the show.
Chris: Yeah, but I’d say that’s probably a pretty big problem in a show that’s meant to be about Clark.
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Shield")


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