"Like IMO while it’s great to have a Latino actor play a Latino part they don’t want to be type cast as just that either"
Ummmmm….. Latino actors playing Latino parts is NOT typecasting. Typecasting is playing the same character over and over. Being Latino is not a character trait like brooding hero, comedic sidekick, YA hero, action star, etc.
100540306208 - yeah, I agree with this for the most part. I was hoping to like Braeden and Derek together and I just… didn’t care? They’re pretty together, but I see no depth to their relationship, and Stalia didn’t grab me because we saw absolutely no build up. They hooked up and then suddenly I’m told they’re in a serious relationship? I think it’s an issue Jeff has with all of his purposeful relationships because the only canon one I’ve actually enjoyed was Scott and Allison, and that wasn’t even really until the end of s1/beginning of s2. Scira’s had more build up but even Kira was introduced as a love interest in a way since from her first appearance you knew she and Scott would get together. Braeden had maybe 2-3 scenes without Derek, and even some of the ones she had alone were related to him. Like what was the point sometimes? She was with Satomi’s pack so Derek could find her wounded and bring her to the hospital for some romantic moments, she said she’d find Kate so she and Derek could meet and hook up from there, like. There was a scene in the police station where she punched the guy and when she was in the first ep, and that’s basically all we saw of her that had nothing to do with her relationship to Derek. Malia was pretty much glued to Stiles’ side and Shelley’s comments on the character were always about how Malia related to Stiles, and Jeff even said they wanted it so they could have Dylan as the romantic lead. He’s been planning for Stiles to get laid for ages and since it couldn’t be Erica or Cora, it ended up being Malia. How is this not having the female characters mainly there so they can be LI’s? I don’t get how people can say the female characters on Teen Wolf are well written or strong when the writers don’t even know what they’re doing with the show itself. (Also like, when a lot of comments are “well it’s pretty to watch Dylan kiss people” that says a lot about how it doesn’t even matter which girl it is.)
Well, saying Posey is American isn’t incorrect or offensive because being called an American is basically being called a citizen of the US. American isn’t a race. What upsets some people in this fandom is when other fans completely disregard Posey’s heritage even after discovering that he’s Latino. Even for some fans living in the US, though, it’s a little difficult to look at him and automatically see it. I was able to figure it out easily enough because the majority of Latinos that live in my community have about the same complexion as Posey does. In other areas, he would just look like a dark skinned white guy.
"I seriously don’t get how people don’t know posey is POC like seriously?!! It’s sorta obvious in his features, like I get when people don’t automatically know that say Alexis Bledel is Latina (Gilmore girls) but posey?!! Come on"
Please remember that not all people who watch Teen Wolf are from the US. It’s not obvious to most people outside of the USA because we don’t even share your concept of race.
I’m northern European and I would never have guessed that I’m supposed to ‘other’ Posey in any way. He was first and foremost American to me. His features are nothing unusual, even around here, so how should I have known that us-American people see him has ‘other’? It’s as simple as that, we don’t share your concept so we don’t see the same thing you see.
tbh I still don’t understand where I am supposed to draw the line. Like who is dark enough to be possibly offended if i accedently call them american?
I think part of the reason so many people have general indifference to Braedan and Malia is because they don’t really have any storylines that aren’t connected to their love lives? Braedan was a kickass mercenary when we first saw her and there were very few scenes in season 4 that were hers alone ya know? She was hired to kind Kate but couldn’t—I personally want kickass mercenary back. I could even love her hooking up with Derek as long as her sole purpose isn’t being his GF and they don’t dumb down her character to achieve romance.
Then Malia it’s like the same thing. I would love to see her struggles in school and struggling with her humanity and coyote blood because it would be interesting. But every time Malia confronts her humanity and her coyote background its with Stiles. I could get used to the desert wolf storyline if it pairs up Braedan and Malia tbh. Like they can both still be in their relationships && both Stiles/Derek could help in the background but allow your female characters to have outside storylines beyond being a simple LI and you’ll be surprised at how well liked those characters will become.
But nope can’t say that to general fandom because they will literally flip out
Guys actors play what they play, Zoe Saldana is forever being cast as black America she’s dominican for the record. And lana parilla plays Regina mills on once upon a time she’s Puerto Rican. Like IMO while it’s great to have a Latino actor play a Latino part they don’t want to be type cast as just that either.
I seriously don’t get how people don’t know posey is POC like seriously?!! It’s sorta obvious in his features, like I get when people don’t automatically know that say Alexis Bledel is Latina (Gilmore girls) but posey?!! Come on.
Braeden literally has the best out of any character that wouldn’t need to be death. SHE IS A MERCENARY her leaving to go to a job and just never coming back not all that shocking, cause who honestly thinks draeden is “true love”.
Watching Seth Gilliam on The Walking Dead reminded me what a good actor he is and how he was absolutely wasted on Teen Wolf. It’s a shame that he was never really given anything to work with because he could have done a great job - Jeff Davis’ bad writing strikes again.
Even if the superiors of Jeff decided to cut off Malia and or Braeden from the storyline for the next season, there will be another female characters to take the role of love interest for Derek and Stiles. For Stiles, most likely will be a self depreciating and grumpy character with no living relatives and maybe sociopath elements while Derek will be tough, no shit taking character and both are consent questionable romances. Other than that maybe Jennifer will be the next love interest of Derek who came back from the dead.