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  1. about 16 hours ago on Luann

    I’ve been able to keep that in mind and have adjusted my opinion of her, no longer thinking of her as “bratty,” but it appears that her detractors can’t shake those early memories of her.

    Has she really gotten better, or has everyone just gotten used to indulging her? From the TV Tropes entry on Luann:

    Spoiled Brat: Shannon is a Downplayed Example. Her father leaves her with Toni every chance he gets, and since Toni is an Extreme Doormat in regards to her brother and niece she just lets the kid do whatever she wants. As a result, Shannon has become fairly well-behaved over time… but only because everyone caters to her whims. The few times she doesn’t get her way she throws a massive tantrum, but all the adults in the strip merely grit their teeth and suffer through it (or simply cave in to her) rather than admonish or discipline her. So it’s downplayed in that nowadays she only acts like a brat during those times where she’s not being spoiled.

  2. about 16 hours ago on Luann

    Except that same strip had Luann making it clear that it wasn’t the first violent tantrum of hers, and it was only the thrown object nearly hitting her that came as a shock. And that strip wasn’t all that long ago: 2021 was like a couple months ago in Luann time.

  3. about 16 hours ago on Luann

    No, Dirk got out and went to anger management where he met someone new, who he later married and had a kid with. Seeing him content with his new life is what drove Toni to finally get serious with Brad.

  4. about 20 hours ago on Luann

    Except they still refer to their work, and in fact just did so today. Brad and Toni never talk about Jonah like he’s a real presence in their lives, so it’s more like you’re the one filling in from your imagination.

    I base my views on what’s being shown in the strip. In storytelling everything is deliberate, so there’s a reason G&K only show Jonah as dropping off his kid rather than as a character involved in the lives of the protagonists.

  5. 1 day ago on Luann

    Shannon threw a metal pot at Luann’s head for no reason. That goes past “active child” and firmly into “brat” territory.

  6. 1 day ago on Luann

    Dirk has his own family to worry about.

  7. 1 day ago on Luann

    His relationship with his sister is that he uses her as a babysitter and has no real use for her outside of that. When’s the last time they spent time together as siblings? He was at her wedding in 2016, but how about before that? He just treats her as a dumping ground for his daughter.

  8. 2 days ago on Luann

    I was gonna do a marathon a couple weeks back (I’ve never actually seen the series except for small clips on TV) but I turned the first one off in disgust partway through. At one point Axel is punched by a detective from Beverly Hills PD, and the guy’s boss asks Axel if he wants to report the assault. Axel responds with “where I’m from, cops don’t report other cops.” A positive treatment of the Blue Wall of Silence is an immediate no-go for me.

  9. 3 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    When a product has a 100% failure rate, the blame for the failure lies with the one who made the product.

  10. 3 days ago on Luann

    How can it be bombing at the box office when it’s only on Netflix, and is their most-watched title this week?