Why do you think the LH writers (seem to) have an aversion to continuity & character development? (Is it something Nickelodeon requires?) Other animated series have proved that having those things is a boon, not a detriment. Is it just... easier to not care about that stuff? What do you think?
I believe they decided to go without continuity just because their ideas were episodic in nature, showing us a particular event or situation. It’s a slice of life show, there’s no mystery, no action, no fantastic elements that would justify a continuity and a development in some sort of plot. At least that’s how I imagine the process of making that decision.
And with the lack of continuity, there’s not much room for character development. What’s the point of making a character grow and become a better version of themselves if they need them to be as annoying, imperfect and funny for the following episodes?
If you follow my blog, you know I love character development. I believe it’s the best part of any story, in whatever form of media it’s being told. And I’m begging for character development for the sisters, especially. But I’m also realistic about it, and I think I understand the reasons behind the writers.
They have years of experience in the media, they know what they’re doing and they have their reasons, even if I don’t really understand it. I’m not as vain to believe that I know better than them.