I don’t understand the appeal some writers/readers find in completely unlikable douchebag protagonists. This is not a rant against the “antihero” (JohI don’t understand the appeal some writers/readers find in completely unlikable douchebag protagonists. This is not a rant against the “antihero” (Johannes Cabal is a perfect example), characters who I usually love, but rather the “everyday hero” dude character who is lazy, boring, rude, unappreciative, and shallow. We’re supposed to like, relate to him or something. Excuse me, I mean guys are supposed to relate to him. Us poor females, I guess we’re all supposed to see in him that ~mysterious~ guy at work and be intrigued by his refreshing lack of a personality. It’s so sexy how he judges everyone!
So, yeah, I pretty much hated Sam. Privileged and pretentious. His girlfriend was pretty annoying, too. Because all women are vapid, right? Or shrews? Too bad Sam has a woman for a boss, as well! Sucks for him. But I sure am rooting for the guy!
Alright, enough sarcasm. The positives: I loved the idea behind this story a lot. Ok, it reminded me of Fringe with the different realities flip-flopping, and it reminded me of Lost with the whole “constant” thing, but the twist/reveal ending was interesting and kind of unexpected. I liked the style of the artwork and layout, etc. Seriously, if freaking Sam was just replaced by anyone who I even remotely cared about, I’d give it at least 4 stars. But besides Jan, who had a somewhat interesting character arc, every character in this thing was terrible. That scene with Sam visiting with Maria and her parents? Shoot me dead. No, shoot Sam. Please. Girls, if your boyfriend is like Sam... I feel so, so bad for you. Being single is really not that bad, I promise. There are plenty of nice/funny guys who have actual pesonalities and want your number. ...more