dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Other voices, other annoyances: Meet the DeGroots.

As I promised yesterday, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about some of the other strips that bother me. One of the irritants is a strip I find fairly similar in tone to For Better or For Worse: Greg Evans's Luann: What it is that most bothers me is that it, like FBorFW, is a long runner that's suffered a severe decline in the likability of its principal characters after years of their being flawed but essentially sympathetic individuals. What makes them annoying, as I'll explain, is their odd desire to not know things they need to know about; how that manifests is that the parents seem to know next to nothing about the lives of their children and the people with which they associate. I'll go into more depth as the weeks go on so bear with me. This probably won't take nearly as long as dealing with the Pattersons because while the DeGroots and their friends are wearisome company, they're less complex in their ability to infuriate us.
Tags: i can't believe it's not tiffany.

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