Quote sudzy55: I USED to like Phyliss , but I don't even know WHO she is anymore !!
I used to like Phyllis too - but the way they are writing her now, this is not Phyllis! I could never stand whiny Sharon from the very beginning when she lied to Nick about being a virgin to be sure she could trap him into a relationship because he was a "Newman"!
Phyllis is being written totally in character. She is basically the only one that is holding true to character. Meaning she is still doing evil things and still getting away with it. Suffering is something that is new for her but it is thoroughly enjoyable for those of us that hate her. So that is new and a nice twist...
Great point about Phyl being written "totally in character"--of course she is acting in character! Everything we're seeing is no stretch--it's all led up to what we're getting now. I'm not sure though how "new" any "suffering" is--she's always felt like a victim, but perhaps you are speaking of some actual suffering that you detect. I guess I see some. It's still a far cry from what the normal, healthy-minded person experiences. She's such a bizarre mutation of a human being.
Because of the point re Phyl's actor, the thread will probably soon be closed, and that's to be understood. I do think MS as Phyl and the stylists have intentionally been making Phyl the character less and less appealing in a number of ways. And as I said in another post this week, Phyl has seemed to look more like Ronan and less sexual to me. It feels as if the point is to sort of transform phyl into a neutral entity rather than for her to come across as strongly female and human. They intentionally super-feminize characters at times and make guys more macho or not, so it makes sense that changes in Phyl are for a reason.