“I had this girlfriend who at first I didn’t like very much—or I didn’t take her very seriously, I guess….She was persistent, man. And she just hung around and hung around…and, gradually, it started to feel better when she was there. It wasn’t love the way I imagined it, I just felt weird if I didn’t know what she was up to or whatever. And I liked knowing that she was just gonna be there, and warm, and staying the night….But she changed her mind about me and it was THAT fast.”
Me taking the subway home from work. (That’s my train! And my station!)
Mom: This is all so dysfunctional. I don’t like any of these girls. Do 20-somethings really talk like that?
Me: Okay, you don’t like the girls but you seem to like Charlie, right?
Mom: Yeah, but he’s too weak. He shouldn’t worry so much about pleasing someone else. He’s one of those guys that any girl would hope to find.
Me: But he’s kind of a doormat.
This chart is a cute idea although, of course, opinions vary. I was surprised that Ray turned out to seem like a somewhat decent guy by the end of the season. I’m not sure why the chart claims that he wasn’t in the first episode, because he was—he brought the opium to the dinner party (and reminded my mom of Woody Allen). It doesn’t really matter, though, because his likability was a zero, anyway.