i was disappointed charlies character mark was kind of a douchebag in 'as you are'
Wait, really? I’m actually so curious why you think that. Imo, Mark is a sweet, kind person with a lot of heart.
He’s also a person in immense inner pain, but he’s never cruel to anyone. He has a self-destructive streak that spirals out of control and it’s really sad to watch, in part because he’s basically just this person craving love and affection that he’s never had before–his home life has provided the exact opposite. And you can see him constantly fighting himself and these expectations and the specter of his father’s violence. But he still has this kind heart.