So, I watched the Royals and here is my opinions about the characters.
Let’s start with the most conflicted, Jasper. My feelings about him depends of actually what he did to Eleanor. If he drugged her and had sex with her he is the worst and I totally despise him, but if he didn’t it could be a very interesting character.Of course, he is still a liar asshole but when I think about it I remember Eleanor’s acttitude when she woke up. Before she discovered he had the video she didn’ give a fuck about Jasper being fired.
So we have to options: Jasper being a total asshole or Jasper as a manipulative person who when he discovered he was screwed he decided to take adventage of the situation. That would make me like him as a character (but not as a person) and would create a relationship between him and Eleanor based in rivality and challenge. Can that become a romantic relationship? Yes, only in the second case and with a huge redeption arc. Sex blackmail isn’t something you can’t forgive so easily
Now, Ophelia and Gemma. I can’t help but..I’m rooting for Gemma. Yes, she left him, but we still don’t know why she did it and why she came back. She could be a bitch or she could be a normal human being who has normal doubts and regrets. What I like about her is her brutal honestity and sense of reality. She has a huge personality so,sadly, in comparation, Ophelia looks boring, predictable and kind of Mary Sue. I actually liked the part of “I can be you, Can you be me?” because althrougth they are trying to make Ophelia humble and realistic, she is just ignoring the whole issues of being the future king’s girlfriend/wife. Knowing people, follow the manners, losing her private life, being followed by paparazzi everyday. Even if the relationship goes wrong, she would become the “king’s exgirlfriend” forever. And while Gemma adress it, Ophelia constantly ignore it and live in her pink world. Plus, I don’t like her actitude with her father, specially in the first episode. On the other hand, althrough I like Gemma trying to make up her relationship with Liam, I dislike both girls are treating Liam like an object, with the whole “I will win him, I will get him back”.
Liam and the King are nice and cute, but I’m like 100 times more interested on Liam’s friend and bodyguard. They look funny and amazing, I want more of them. Like, rigth now.
Eleanor and Helena are two sides of the same coin. Both are used to get what they want, in diferent ways (messy and sutil) and it’s very interesting watch the figth of power. And as I’m interested in know why Helena is so ambitious (maybe she was like that since child, maybe she become that with the crown), I’m trully worried about Eleanor’s addictions and how her whole family act like that’s normal, and any of them try hard to get Eleanor out of that world.
Oh, and I don’t like the uncle at all. He’s a creep.