Well, nonnie… You might not be fond of Beth Greene’s/Emily Kinney’s singing (and that’s completely okay, we all have our own taste in music), but let me tell you a few things why I can stand Beth and why I even consider her one of the best characters ever written on tv show (also why I consider her killing one of the worst things to ever happen on tv show)
At the beggining, she has basically zero screentime and plot. At first, she was the second, not very important, Maggie’s sister and Hershel’s youngest child. And a lot of people disliked her, or weren’t connected to her, because there was basically no time to get to know her. Then the 2.10 18 Miles Out episode came, when she tried to kill herself, because she lost all hope and thought it would be best just give up. Her family tried to help her, the others like Lori tried, but nothing worked. At the end of that episode, she made her mind - she didn’t give up at the end. And that’s, my friend, is the core of her character - she does not give up. Episode by episode, she gets more and more screentime. She cares for others, she’s basically Judith’s mother (Lori unfortunately never get to be one), she is ready to fight and get Maggie&Glenn out of Woodbury without any hesitation.
In 4th season, which is crucial for her character and its development, she is one of those few rare people, who adapted to post-apocalyptic world, yet never gave up their hopes and dream, not to mention themselves entirely. Yes, she might sound naive and sometimes ‘childish’, but that’s just an illusion - she tries to get through this shitty world without loosing herself. She is a survivor. She is an arist and she still tries to find beauty in the world that is basically on the brink of exctintion. She helped Daryl (the strongest of the group, and yet with shitty childhood, abused and left alone) to remind himself that his past does not define him, and that he’s changed for better. She tries to keep all those little things that held meaning in previous life, because what else is the point of living in a world, when all is basically lost and you can be just another meal for walkers in a second?
She survived, she made it. She has known grief and loss (her mother, her brother, Patricia, her father). She tried to kill herself. And yet, she doesn’t give up. She goes on, she has faith, she believes that there are still good people and that all the hope isn’t lost forever. She’s past all the self-loathing and desperation. She adapts, she envolves, she survives. And yet, she doesn’t loose not one bit of herself. She still sings. She may not kick ass like her sister, or Michonne, but hell, she has strenght of her own. She is basically beautiful definition of a strong female character which doesn’t have to kick ass or acts like man and stuff to be strong. She is kind, loving, brave and sensitive.
She was hope.
So, that’s why I can stand Beth. That’s why she is one of the best characters on this show and that’s why I am still bitter and angry when they kill her with no more effect than to bring some man!pain to Daryl. (Hell, even Rick’s beard got better farewell than her.)