August 26th, 2004

artsygold

Smith, Johnny: Musings on the Permutations of a Fictional Character

It started with the TV show. I've never been terribly interested in The Dead Zone, but started watching an episode every now and then during this third season.

I found myself reacting to the show in an odd way. I liked the plots, the high emotion, even the writing of the episodes. The character interactions were intriguing--particularly between Sara and Johnny, and between Sara and Walt.

Yet I was not compelled to return the next week and watch again. And it seemed to me that I simply did not like the main character. There was something that didn’t sit right about Johnny Smith. I decided to find out what that could be.

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