Carlos Appreciation Week
Today I’m pretty much out of spoons, so this’ll have to be short (if my brain de-zombifies over night and I have regrets, I’ll just expand this post tomorrow).
I love the way they (both the writers and Dylan) let Carlos be that complex, adult character, with a full range of emotions and experiences, all with an overlay of 5000% DORK. And how those aspects never even conflict with each other.
I don’t think I’ve seen a character like that before? (will have to ask my brain when it comes back home).
There are plenty of serious fictional characters with dorky moments, and dorky ones with serious moments, but there’s just the one Carlos. This stuff (creating & developing rich characters) doesn’t even seem hard the way they do it.