Dan Weaver: One Dimensional Stock Character, or Diamond in the Rough? Also, another FS blog by a Great Guy

Let me start by saying I LOVE Will Patton. I think he is awesome in everything. If I could edit “Postman” (sorry for reminding you that movie exists) so it was just his scenes, I totally would. 

I know a lot of people criticized “Young Bloods” because they introduced and removed Weaver’s daughter so quickly. And that is a valid point, it did feel like “HEY I’M YOUR DAUGHTER, KTHNXBYE!” (I hate myself for writing that, just fyi) But, I think it was a necessary next step to humanizing Dan Weaver.

In the first season, we were subjected to a Weaver who, for the most part, was a cardboard gruff military vet. Didn’t care about civilians, saw them as a burden, slavishly obedient to orders (not always a bad thing). But slowly, oh so slowly, we started to human cracks in that facade. From his affection for Jimmy; his brief (like, super brief) pill addiction; to freaking out and running to his old home, where we learned his wife had left him a year before the attack. Meeting his daughter, learning more about why his marriage dissolved, and hearing about how his wife died, were the next logical progressions in the arc to turn Weaver into a human being. 

And now, as I said before, I can’t wait to see where they take this harness bite arc!

On another note, my intellectual hive-mind-member from IMDB,  KidCarnival, has an awesome blog where he does real, in-depth episode reviews of the last two episodes! Be warned, there is swearing at the top of the page. Check it out: http://www.circusofscars.com/

Keep the Resistance Strong!


~ by The Falling Skies Blog on July 10, 2012.

5 Responses to “Dan Weaver: One Dimensional Stock Character, or Diamond in the Rough? Also, another FS blog by a Great Guy”

  1. Eh, thanks for the plug, I actually cover all episodes, but some are in the folder from June due to the air dates.

    Anyway, I still think it was unneccessary to have the daughter do a hit and run. Weaver’s relationship with Jimmy as both a commanding officer and father replacement humanized him way more than the brief interaction with his daughter. Had the group around her and Diego stayed just an episode longer, it might have done something good. There were shades of “rivalry” for the job to protect his daughter between Weaver and the boyfriend; that could gone somewhere. But it didn’t. And we already knew his marriage wasn’t happy. There was nothing new added to Weaver’s character, it was just chewing the things we already knew.

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  4. […] Long time Twitter supporter Jennifer joins us with a Guest Article on Dan Weaver, our first look at him since my prehistoric Dan Weaver: One Dimensional Stock Character, or Diamond in the Rough article! […]

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