Why is Eliza such a horrible main character? Literally everything that goes wrong in the whole show is her fault, and she never takes responsibility or learns from her mistakes. Even the temporary characters like Tyler are more likable. The show would be fucking amazing if it had anyone else as the focus, Nigel, Darwin, even fucking Debbie ends up being pretty cool when you get to know her.
That was sort of the problem with the show. Well, in addition to Eliza being horrible-looking. There were a couple of times when she solved problems that animals were having, but most of the time it was shit like her happening to be there when a drought ended, for example, and having the animals think she did it.
Debbie being the one who could talk to animals and her little sister wanting to get her involved with their problems all the time would have been better. Maybe Debbie could have taught Eliza to mind her own business more often.
I would love if the show wrote Eliza out and either made Debbie or Darwin the main lead. Debbie could talk to animals and her arc could be about finding appreciation in the things she already has to live with instead of the life she wanted.
Or Darwin could just be the family chimp who, being an animal himself, gets directly involved in the affairs of the animal of the day and plays as the medium between being domesticated and a free creature. With Donnie as his side kick.
Or fuck, have the show alternate the focus so there is no one main character. Nigel is already so cool that the one episode where Eliza was dying and he had to HANG GLIDE through fucking hell actually made me scared for the fate of his daughter, even though I knew she'd be fine. God damn the show could have been so great.
tfw when you've stayed on this planet long enough to see a good amount of your favorite actors die or suffer some aliment that makes it impossible for them to perform major roles.
>implying Eliza was worst Thornberry
I hated him so much more.