The Walking Dead is back, and so is Lori Grimes. Argh (the noise a zombie makes, but also the sound I make when I’m annoyed). If you don’t watch The Walking Dead, all you need to know is that Lori is the worst (please note I have a total hard on for her husband Rick, which just makes her worstness even more worse). Basically, all she does is complain, contradict herself, and get all wide eyed when there’s danger, falling to the ground to embrace her son while quivering dramatically (can someone please make a super cut of this? Also can we please agree that Carl has the worst fake cry ever?). She’s so annoying there’s part of me (all of me) that hopes her baby is a zombie and it tears through her stomach Alien style.
Lori Grimes, The Walking Dead
Here’s a picture I found of Sarah Wayne Callies (who plays Lori) being awesome, and it makes me want Lori to loosen up and be more like, “OMG zombies, that is so totally crazy, profile pic!” because Sarah looks like she’s actually really fun and adorable and not whiny and insipid at all…
My “love to hate” attitude to Lori got me thinking about all the women before her with whom I’ve shared the same feeling. They’re women whose characters have so much potential to be awesome in the face of adversity, but who have instead been written to be perfectly painful. So here they are: the most irritating female characters on television; inner monologues, constantly wounded facial expressions and melodramatic propensities and all…[images via io9, june effect, photobucket and fanpop]