06 February 2011

The Role of the Girl...

The role of the girl is to:
  • Be kidnapped, and rescued.
  • Be kidnapped, and not rescued, providing endless angst for the real characters.
  • Be told it's too dangerous for her to come along, and be told to go home.
  • Be told it's too dangerous for her to come along, but to come along anyway and cause problems.
  • Ask questions, so someone can explain.
  • Fight the female villain.
  • Bestow her favours as a reward for victory.
  • Heal.
  • Make sandwiches.
This post was sponsored by "Professor Layton and the Unwound Future" and the new series of "Hawaii 5-0".  While there are now many many glorious stories which don't fall within these examples, it's just so tedious for me when the sole girl in the party gets kidnapped and has to be rescued.


  1. I grew up with exactly these shows and books and I was SO annoyed all the time.

  2. Sometimes it won't bother me, but I find I'm hating more and more 'ensemble' casts where the girl is so predictably kidnapped.

  3. I do agree that it can be tedious when the girl is like that. However, I hope she never stops making sandwiches! :)

  4. I vote for the muscle-bound guy to make sandwiches...


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