Monday, November 03, 2008
What makes a hero?
My DH and I watched an old western movie over the weekend. "LongRiders" with the Keach, Quaid, and Carradine brothers. It was the tale of the James and Youngers. The next day I started thinking- My first reaction to male characters in movies or television shows is to like the good looking ones. Then as the personalities are reveled my like switches to the one with the sense of humor. In the movie I first liked Stacy Keach's character, then farther into the show, I liked the Keith Carradine character because of his personality. When I think back, in Bonanaza, Adam first caught my eye, but Little Joe and Hoss slowly won me over with their personalities. And the Virginian. Who didn't swoon for the handsome Virginian, but you know, at the end of the show, it was Trampus I was ga-ga over.
And I try to put both in my characters. Good looks and the personality that draws me every time. I don't like the brooding, mean hero. He does nothing for me and I could care less to read about him, but you give me a man who can laugh at himself and smile while he's doing it- you have me hooked!
What kind of hero do you like?