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Victor used to be truly villainous, and he didn't need to use crude language to do it. I don't like the hateful terms for women either, but I chalk it up to lazy writing. The writers resort too quickly to having Victor use those terms as a shortcut to saying he's bad because they don't want to give us a Victor who is actually being bad.

Of course, the problem with that is too many people in Salem talk the same way. When you have the likes of Jennifer, Abby, and Marlena saying "bitch" as often as -- or more often than -- the resident bad guy, it's a problem. In any case, Victor comes across better when he sticks to his snappy one-liners and humorous put-downs sans epithets.

By the way, I'm not so prudish as to not appreciate the occasional well-placed curse word. I'm just saying when it gets to the point where everyone in town is using the same put-downs for each other, it loses dramatic effect and makes all the characters start to sound alike (a general problem on this show.)

Now, if they made Victor find out he has Tourette's or something, that might be a different (and more interesting) story. :)

Edited by annie21, Feb 26 2013, 11:53 PM.
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