A WoW Newbie (N00bie’s?) Reaction to The Guild
Okay, so maybe I watched things other than Jane Austen one-offs this weekend. While perusing Netflix for something to watch, I was reminded of The Guild. And because I do love Felicia Day (she’s a fellow red headed Southerner. We have to support each other.) and have been playing WoW since July 7th, I thought “What the hell?” and started watching.
**Disclaimer: I know right now that this is going to sound bitchy and that I will probably be berated in comments for my thoughts on this show. I have only watched a few episodes. And have only been playing WoW for a little bit. Just…keep that in mind. Thaaanks.**
Okay, my first reaction was pretty negative. Not because I think I’m better than the characters or whatever, but because they’re all so archetypical that none of them have surprising personalities or even traits that make them likable. And then when you find a likable trait, it’s undermined by their other not-so likable traits. Let’s take Clara (duh) for example.
She’s perky and upbeat and fun. Which is great. But coupled with the fact that she is the most neglectful, selfish wife and mother in the UNIVERSE, I just can’t bring myself to like her despite the fact that I want to. I want to scream at her. And this comes from a girl who doesn’t have a maternal bone in her body and finds the idea of birth and raising kids revolting.
Zabuu is terrifyingly creepy, Vork is annoying, Bladezz (why the two Z’s?) is a total douche bag, Tink is a total bitch, and Syd, God love her, needs someone to slap some self-confidence into her–the irony that she is a violinist is not lost on me and is perhaps my favorite thing about the show thus far.
After watching the first two seasons, and laughing on several occasions (specifically when Clara decided to keep killing Vork because of the whole orb ordeal), my question is this: is the show supposed to be ironic and I’m just not getting it? Discuss in comments.