While watching Greyâ€™s Anatomy last night, I realized that Meredith is the least interesting character on the show. And that got me thinking: Why is it that there are so many shows where the â€œmain charactersâ€ are actually the weakest link on the show? Some examples:
- Will and Grace: Everybody knows that Jack and Karen are the real stars. I understand the need for straight men (no pun intended), but that doesnâ€™t mean they have to be dull.
- The Office: Donâ€™t get me wrong, I love Steve Carell, but his character on the show is just not as strong as the others. Whereas Ricky Gervais played David Brent as a sort of desperate, narcissistic fool that you still end up pulling for, Carellâ€™s Michael Scott is just a jackass. Dwight and the Jim/Pam story are much more real and compelling. The show is hilarious, but I wish there were some more dimensions to Mr. Scott.
- Scrubs: Heresy, I know, but Zach Braff is just a little too Braffy these days. It seems like heâ€™s either mugging for the camera or showing us how precious he is. J.D.â€™s relationship with Turk is great, but when heâ€™s alone onscreen, not so much. Again, I love the show, but sometimes Zach Braff just makes me say frick!