Hunk and Lance deserve better
I’m really, really disappointed about the treatment Hunk and Lance received this season. I understand that the season’s focus was on Keith and Shiro, I understand that the story arc was important and had to happen, but you can have a season that revolves mostly around two characters without throwing others completely to the back. Pidge and Coran, for example, both had a lot of great screen time, even though the season was centered on Keith and Shiro.
You know who didn’t have a lot of great screen time? Or, hey, screen time in general? Hunk and Lance. They were sidelined. Two characters who bring so much to the show, who have so much to give, who are important to so many viewers, were forgotten.
Lance had no character development, and he was there almost solely for the purpose of comic relief. Lance is so much more than comic relief! He’s strong, and brave, and scared, and he misses his home. Why was there no focus on that? And then there was his insecurity scene, which had the potential to be a great scene, but it got glossed over. It didn’t get the depth it deserved. Lance’s entire character didn’t get the depth it deserved.
And then there’s Hunk, who is exactly the kind of character that’s so refreshing to see, except that he’s pushed onto all these stereotypes to the point that that’s all his character is about! 90% of his scenes, if not more, had something to do with food. So many of the jokes revolving around him had to do with food. Hunk is not just the food guy. Hunk is a paladin of Voltron, but man, with the treatment he got, it’s pretty easy to overlook that. Hunk has over come so much, he’s come so far, and yet none of that is being highlighted.
I’m disappointed that two characters who mean so much to me and so many other people, two characters who were worth so much more screen time and attention, got treated so poorly during this season. I love Keith and Shiro, and I really do understand the importance of the storyline, but Hunk and Lance didn’t have to be done so dirty for that storyline to be successfully told. Dreamworks, I’m expecting better for Hunk and Lance in future seasons.