For years my mom has told me to do something with my criticisms about TV and movies, I picked storylines, acting and cinematography apart. Yet in all those years I had never seen a character like Lexa, I never identified with a character like Lexa.
She was so well acted and a well rounded character I was drawn to her immediately. My fondness comes from two things. I recognized myself in her harshness in her fear to love somebody else. Lexa hid her emotions behind a mask and was incredibly afraid to love, it is something that I relate to a little too closely.
Seeing her do what I wanted to do gave me some form of strength and something to strife for. Most important is the second reason. With the little representation we get it is hard to be picky and we clasp to anything. This time we seemed to get it all; well acted, well written and part of a big storyline not some afterthought, I saw a future in which we would be fully realized characters and it was ripped away.
That hurt, that day I lost faith in the TV industry to this day (3 weeks later) I haven’t watched a single minute of TV.