|eternal fandom grudges
||[Jun. 6th, 2015|01:10 pm]
I've been making The Borgia gifs these past couple of days. Mainly from S1 because they're Juan/Sancia and Juan/Djem, but the point is: I realized that I'm STILL so incredibly pissed at what the writers did with Juan's character. There is such a ridiculous difference between S1 Juan and S2 Juan that they're barely the same character. They made him go from a teenager who has some issues and isn't super competent but is mostly just boisterous and a bit irresponsible to a complete asshole with a cruel streak, at some points pushing the psychopath boundary. It also all happened with no character development in the middle, which makes the contrast that much worse. We're supposed to believe this change just...happened. Or like there was no change at all. Which...wtf?
I ADORE S1 Juan and nothing will ever change that. I just feel like there was ridiculously incompetent, short-cut-taking writing involved in S2 because they needed someone to add more "drama" (as though all the other antagonists weren't enough) and so people wouldn't be as appalled by Cesare's murder of Juan. Like, I haven't been in this fandom for a LONG time now, and I'm still pissed about this :(