Wanted to know if it's ok for me to ask why you like Chrissie? Everyone (including myself) detest her when she's on the show. Just curious.
Of course it’s okay to ask! I mean. You’re giving me a chance to gush about one of my faves. That’s never a bad thing.
I think a big factor was that the first few people I followed in fandom really liked her, and that colored my perception of her in some ways. But I actually liked her even before officially joining the fandom.
My nerdiest answer, the answer of someone who spends way too much time on TVTropes, would be that I am incredibly fascinated by negative character development. It’s not something you see often in media and I think it’s incredibly interesting from a writer’s perspective. I also find her current positive character development more fulfilling since we had that downwards spiral not too long ago.
From a human and viewer perspective, I just really love her. From the beginning she jumped out at me as someone who would do anything it takes for the people she cares about. She’s fierce and protective and blindingly loving. I mean. This is a woman who was deeply hurt by every single person she loved. Robert broke her. Her dad lied to her for years. She tried everything to protect her son (whether she was right or not in doing so is another issue) and he threw it back in her face. She had to go through Robert II: The Vengeance of The Sugden Brothers with Andy. Her own sister betrayed her. And sure, she lost it there for a hot minute. Who wouldn’t? But she rebuilt. She’s still rebuilding. She’s growing. She realized that her current situation wasn’t right for her and she’s trying something different. As a viewer I find it interesting. As a person I love her and I want to marry her.