Originally Posted by Dennis
That's the problem. The show is built on her character and her character is that personality and I just find it.....disingenuous. Manufactured. Pretend.
Like, I've known legitimately quirky people in real life and trust me, if you don't get the sense that any moment they might do something random and quite possibly harsh, like cut you, then it's not real. It's acting
quirky because that's the way you want to come off, not because that's what you really are. True offbeat quirkiness is closer to mental illness than it is cutesy. It's as bad a someone who acts "crazy".
It's almost as if there is this list circulating and if you tick all the boxes, you've got the part nailed. Head tilt? Tick! Crazy eyes? Tick! Wrong. For Zooey it's; disjointed and random voice tones? Tick! Funny walk? Tick! Inappropriately timed singing? Tick! Randon joint flailing? Tick! You've nailed it girl! Ugh. Sorry, I'm not buying it.