These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Die for Our Ship: Susanna Marlowe is clingy, but she still doesn't deserve half the utter shit that fandom throws at her. Specially considering that she saved Terry's life and lost her leg and her acting career for it and that she actually told Terry to go after Candy a while after this. It was Terry who chose to stay by Susanna's side, and yet no one remembers it while blaming and slutshaming Susanna.And that when Terry was pressured into marrying Susanna, this came from Susanna's mother and not from Susanna herself.
And the French broadcasters just didn't want Anthony to die. The french dub made him "fell from his horse and lost the use of his legs". And disappeared. How rude, Candy. Two of the episodes were edited later to fix the problem, but elements of the fake story remained in some other episodes.
Not really. There are several instances of the manga that hinted towards Albert/Candy's romantic relationship. Considering that Candy fell in love with Anthony because she thought he was the Prince of the Hill she met and with Terry because of his resemblance to Anthony and thus to the Prince, at least in the beginning in a Loving a Shadow situation. All the time she has been looking for him and he is really Albert. It seems to me the series is giving full circle with ambiguity: the Prince was her innocent childhood love, Anthony her first love, Terry her teenage passion while Albert is her future, a mature kind of love that will be always be with her, so the manga ends with her realization he's the Prince and reunion. But go tell that to the Terry/Candy shippers who completely ignore it and keep harping on how Terry and Candy are So Destined Together.
Fan-Preferred Couple: In Latin-America, the Candy X Terry couple seems to be the most popular one, with lots of fanart and fanfiction (And lot of backlash towards their separation, leading to the creation of several Fix Fic stories where they became a couple again and get married)
Misaimed Fandom: Considering that Candy Candy is a shoujo manga from The Seventies, it had pretty revolutionary 'messages': "Be honest to yourself", "Don't throw away your own beliefs", "Work hard to earn what you get in life", "Don't give up on your purposes", "Romance is important, yes, but not the end and be all to a woman's life". The fandom, however, ignores almost all of them only to focus on the romantic part of the plot, and specially on loudly complaining because Candy and Terry didn't end up together. Even older fans in their 30's and 40's, who should know better, fall into this trap.
Eliza has several moments of dog kicking, but her worst actions are framing Candy and Terry to get Candy expelled from St. Paul School and scheming with her mother Ruth to get Candy's reputation smeared because after she takes the amnesiac Albert into her household.
Squick: A friend of Candy's is pushed by his father to get married at 17. That's odd enough but not AS terrible... until you see that the "bride" is a girl who is very clearly under 10. Candy says it's strange, the little girl was shown to be uncomfortable, and the father ended up admitting it's not right.
"Separation on a snowy day" (A.K.A the episode that sinks definately the relationship between Candy and Terry) is this for many viewers. It's so well done that even those who don't ship Candy x Terry are moved.
Values Resonance: A shoujo manga from The Seventies that isn't necessarily centered ONLY on romance and tells young girls that they can be whatever they want to be in life, as long as they work hard for it? HELL YES!
What an Idiot: Candy is rather naive, yet rarely displays active stupidity. However, the time when she and Terry sneak outside the dorms to meet up with each other on the grounds of having supposedly received letters from one another, without actually checking on any sources AND despite clearly knowing the school's incredibly strict rules completely reeks of this trope.