Man, I’m watching the most incredible episode of Law and Order: SVU, probably my very favorite Drama on television right now. The characters are so well developed, more so than on any of the other L&O’s I think. Not only that, they’re absolutely fascinating. Their chemistry is so real, their pain and happiness is so vivid, and they just come to life on the screen. I love that. That’s not just great acting, but great writing as well.
I’m always trying to make such memorable characters. Characters that touch people’s life and that seem just as real, just as flawed, just as sympathetic as you or me. It’s an artform really. When you hit the jackpot, you just know it.
There’ve been a handful of TV characters that have affected me long past our first “meeting”. Imagine having that effect on a reader. It makes those long hours of writing and stressing totally worth it.