Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for Nathan Stark

Stark: "Good job, Carter. Wow, that didn't even leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Carter: "Oh, give it a second."
Stark: "Yep, there it is."


It took me several seasons to realize that I actually enjoyed the character of Nathan Stark from the TV series Eureka. As the main character's "rival," I assumed I was supposed to hate him and did for a while, but then I realized I have fun watching the friction he creates.

He's not a "bad" guy, though he's super smart, good looking, and he knows it. But I think his heart's in the right place. Most of the time. And I can see why pushing Carter's buttons might be fun.

Shout out to blogger buddy N: Nutschell at The Writing Nut is full of great writing tips and helpful comments.

9 comments:

  1. He was only around for a few seasons, but he had a lot more depth than most people realized.
    And Nutschell rocks!

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  2. I definitely liked Shark. He was a great character.

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  3. I never 'liked' this character, but understood why he was there. I guess the actor did a great job to make me not like them so much... :)

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    1. Ditto. I hated him but he was a necessary plot device.

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  4. I LOVE Stark! He was a great foil!

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  5. I've only seen characters from Eureka on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop; I've still not seen the show (but I love the sound of it).

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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    1. I think you'd really like it, Jamie!

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  6. I just watched the whole Eureka series--well, last year. I liked how some of the characters stuck around longer, like Stark, so like you said, he wasn't just "bad."

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  7. Eureka is on my "to do" list to sit down and watch on Netflix or DVD. It always looked entertaining.

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