Favorite Characters Who Aren’t as Old (or Young) as You Think

Jun 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm |

You've been thinking about these characters all wrong...

Writing a continuous narrative is harder than mast people think. In the era of streaming, binging, and general media overload, there is more attention than ever paid to the intricacies of world and character building in or TV shows and film franchises than ever before.

On the whole, this is a good thing. It means that fans can fully immerse themselves in the story and writers are pressed to do their best work… but it also means that audiences actually notice when things sometimes slip through the cracks. One of the hardest things to keep track of in a TV show or movie is the ages of characters. With actors aging faster than the characters, adaptations that use actors that are too old, or just intricate world building in narratives that can’t take the time to explain every little thing it’s hard to keep track of how old the people you’re watching actually are.

Here’s a crash course in beloved characters whose ages don’t feel quote right…

misaged characters collage

Credit: HBO; Paramount Pictures; Freeform

Plot holes and baffling adaptations abound!

How old is your favorite character, really?