as far as fictional (tv) characters go….
so i’ve been watching the mentalist lately and let me just say: i’m in love with simon baker, but more importantly patrick jane.
and i love the show too - probably because it’s just like sherlock except a lot more frequent! :p
anyway, i was thinking about it and i realized how much i absolutely LOVE that the creators of this show didn’t make patrick jane a strong alpha male figure. he’s crazy intelligent (d’uhh he’s a mentalist) and almost always right about everything and sometimes cocky….but he’s also a HUGE wuss. he doesn’t handle guns, he’s the first to duck when he sees danger, he calls his LADY boss for help every single time, and in general he’s not the type to stand and face his fear.
and also he’s genuine. sure he mocks and acts condescending when he’s solving the murders, but he’s a genuine human being (fictional character, i know, i know) who still knows how to express his feelings from time to time.
and i just think that the way this character is made to show his extreme strengths but also his weaknesses (especially as a male) is….(the only word that’s coming to my head is) admirable. i like that he can be completely himself and not worry about judgement from anyone. it’s so…..weird and cool!
and i guess, as far as drawing conclusions from this goes, i think i find that quality (self-assuredness to the point where one’s flaws are out in the open) extremely attractive.
and that is all for tonight.