04 November 2005

I (heart) the anti-hero

Hello, my name is Scully. I watch the WB. Ok, admitting it is half the battle, no? Not only do I watch the WB, I watch Smallville, which isn't really lauded for its narrative prowess. And yes, I watch it for the Handsome. But not the Handsome you would think, for I find the actor who plays Clark Kent to be far too pretty for his own good. No, my deepest, darkest secret is that I watch the show for Lex Luthor. The villain. Granted in this show he isn't so much the villain, as the morally, ethically grey character. The Anti-Hero.

So what makes a nice girl like me interested in complex, doomed character? First, many kudos must go to the actor that portrays Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum. He does great things with the material he is given and makes the character believable and intriguing. But my interest goes deeper than just an attractive, talented actor. So, what about the power-obsessed, conflicted millionaire do I find alluring? Anyone vaguely familiar with the Superman story knows that Lex Luthor is bad news. He will someday become a megalomaniac destroyer that Superman has to keep in check. The result is inevitable, so why do I hold out hope for the future? Is it the erroneous belief that people can be changed by others? Is it a blind optimism? Perhaps it is just a well-develop attraction to the arch-typal Bad Boy. Or finally, perhaps it is his Porsche. I could be just that shallow.

6 comments:

Panini said...

I'm so glad you've started a blog! Such a fun way to keep in touch. I had no idea you went for the "bad boys." Scully, I'm so impressed. :)

Miss Parker said...

STOP DRIVING THE FERRARI!!!!

Scully said...

Panini, I definitely go for the 'bad boys.' It also helps if they have a great car. My two major crushes in high school involved a soccer-playing wanna-be actor/class clown and a baseball player who owned a Mustang. I love the forbidden, I guess. I believe the word you're looking for is 'issues.'

Esperanza said...

It's the bad boy. Only usually you go for bad boys with more hair.... You know though, what kind of attracts me at times to bad boys is, well, they are expressing their personality and non-conformity! LOL.

Katie said...

There is nothing shallow about digging the porshe...nothing at all =-)

aquamarine said...

well if I could have an opinion,(and my hubby doesn't read this,shhh don't tell) I would have to agree! Particularly about the porshe.