Did you see that tweet that jonathanbyrs blogged where the Duffers said that they made Jancy happen so everybody could hate on it because they wanted to make Steve look better? If it's true I'm so disappointed in them :( Even the writers hate Jonathan.
Oh yeah, I saw it and it’s totally legit–they said it at a panel at USC. I guess they got what they wanted because everyone is hating Nancy and Jonathan, and Nancy in particularly misogynistic ways that they should have anticipated and cared about. Why then even put Jonathan and Nancy together? It’s just such a weird choice to me. You can write positive character development for all three and not have it come at the expense of one another–that’s just lazy writing, imo. I genuinely don’t get it and need someone to explain the logic to me: is it just that they liked in s1 that she stayed with Steve, but some really wanted her to be with Jonathan, and so they wanted to mirror that so in s2 she’d get together with Jonathan, but people would want her to be with Steve? Because, honestly, that feels like a gross way to treat Nancy and her romantic choices. It kinda uses her. Or is it just that they hate Jonathan and Nancy that much (I mean I tend to think they hate Jonathan)? Something else? Consider me confused. Btw, this is the tweet in question: