Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The One I Love to Hate


Every soap needs a character that the viewers love to hate. The best known was JR Ewing on "Dallas," but it's one of those soap cliches that you see on every show. "Passions" has its major villain in Alistair Crane, but he's never really been that interesting. He's all-powerful and he's the root of almost everything bad that happens in Harmony, but so what? He's one-dimensional and kind of blah to watch.

But the one we really love to hate is Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald. Since the show started, Theresa has done nothing but scheme to get Ethan. Nothing. And the ends always justify the means with Theresa. Remember that she literally stabbed Gwen in the back, once. (I know that Gwen later stabbed her too, but Gwen was temporarily crazed by Theresa's actions.)

What really makes me crazy, and makes Theresa-hating fun, is that the writers often present her in a sympathetic light, as though she were just a poor girl searching for true love. I mean, what she did to Ethan in order to conceive his child really was rape. She drugged him, disguised herself, and slept with him. But the show never used the word "rape," which would have made the act look as harsh and criminal as it was.

Theresa is evil through and through, but isn't conscious of how evil she is, which makes her interesting to watch. And isn't it fun now to see her try to make a deal with Alistair, who's much more powerful than she is? She's offering to sell her body to Alistair in order to snatch Ethan from Gwen and get control of the children. I hope she gets what's coming to her. It would be so satisfying to watch the one I love to hate get hers.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! LOL! For a second there i really thought i'd like this site. But u just totally turned me off. U just completely bashed my favorite character. You made her seem like the villian of this soap which is not true at all. Well maybe in ur opinion but i completely disagree. I know Theresa is'nt a saint, she does'nt even come close, no one does. But i view Theresa as the underdog who obveously does some crazy things but all in the name of love. Wether its for her love for Ethan, her children, or family its never out of hate. Its funny how you wrote that Gwen stabbed Theresa b/c Theresa drove her to go insane when Theresa was also insane when she stabbed Gwen. Gwen has tried to kill THeresa plenty other times before wether she was out of her mind or not. Every character on this show have done some evil things for love. Theresa actions may be a little more extreme but there are way more evil people on this show. They are Rebecca, Ivy, Gwen, Kay(who untill just recently redeemed herself),etc in my opinion. Theresa might be your love to hate character but i totally disagree. IF she's evil than so is everyone else on this show.

5:13 PM  
Blogger sparklefluff said...

I can't help but love Theresa. I know what she does is bad. But Gwen really isn't any better. I hope that Theresa winds up with a better man than Ethan to raise her kids with and live happily ever after,

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Rolanda said...

WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE THERESA SO MUCH? THE ONES YOU SHOULD LOVE TO HATE IS GWEN AND HER MOTHER THAT EVIL WOMEN! THERESA HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG. THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE SHOW THERESA IS THE MOST AMAZING ONE!!! ONE DAY I REALLY HOPE THAT ETHAN CAN REALLY SEE THAT THERESA IS NOT THE ONE TO BLAME WHENEVER THERES A PROBLEM BETWEEN HER AND GWEN. GWEN IS NOTHING BUT A LIER. HER AND HER EVIL MOTHER WOULD DO ANYTHING JUST TO RUIN THERESA'S LIFE. I HOPE THAT ONE DAY CHARITY CAN SEE HOW EVIL HER BEST FRIEND GWEN IS REALLY IS.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Harmony Troy said...

Rolanda, who raped Ethan, stole his and Gwen's embryo, and kidnapped him? Two guesses.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Rolanda, who raped Ethan, stole his and Gwen's embryo, and kidnapped him? Two guesses.

Ethan said who didn't rape him?

Why Did theresa steal the embryo because WHO and her Mother took her son away from her ?

Who gave ethan a chance at life that he would have been killed because alistar changed the test results showing ethan would recover ?

answer:1)Theresa, 2)Gwen, 3)Theresa

11:31 AM  

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