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Grey Gargoyle

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Favorite Netflix characters ?
Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 at 05:27:41 am EDT (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Favorite Netflix characters ?
Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 at 04:20:17 pm EDT (Viewed 149 times)

    Oh and I came around to liking Karen Page when she killed Wesley. She became a pitiful loser in the comics IMO but they gave her some agency in the show. I don't care that she got away with murder. I'd rather her kill a bad guy than be the coke wh*re turned anti porn advocate she was in the comics.

I started to like the portrayal of Karen when she replaced ben Urich as an investigative journalist at the end of the season 2.

In my opinion, it was a smart move of the show.

Instead of making her another sad example of the "woman in refrigerator" (to use the term invented by Simone) or letting her be another clueless "damsel in distress" (like she was at the beginning of the first season), they decided to make the character evolve.

Interestingly enough, it was her interaction with the Punisher which allowed that.

Unfortunately, she is yet another female reporter (like Lois Lane, Vicky Vale, Val Cooper ...).

Still, her relationship with Frank Castle was interesting because it was not based on sex or seduction but mutual (mis)understanding. That was a clever move.

Actually, I think, now, that she would make a better supporting character for the Punisher series than stay a main character on the DD show.
(In the 1970s, she became a supporting character of ... Ghost Rider, anyway.)

Deborah Ann Woll's portrayal of Karen Page in the last episodes of season 2 was interesting. Both the character & the actress seem to have matured at the same time.

In my opinion, the character has one weakness so far : I don't see Karen really be infatuated with Matt Murdock, contrary to what Foggy & Frank Castle said on the TV show.

On the contrary, nothing suggest in the series that Karen & Matt really love each other.

The two characters seem to flirt because that's what is written in the script and that's what happened in the comics.

Obviously, if the character wasn't named "Karen Page", she would have dated Foggy, not Matt.

I hope that the writers don't plan to kill her in seasons 3 or 4 when, at one time or another, Bullseye will appear.