Biggest Character Transformations

4 02 2009

For the next few days I’ll be looking at the characters who’ve had the biggest transformations over the course of a series.  In other words, the people who started out as A and ended up as Z, someone totally different than who they were initially.  This could be due to logical character growth and progression or dramatic license to rewrite the character.

Without further ado, in no particular order:


DONNA MARTIN (Beverly Hills, 90210)

Who She Was: Kelly’s air-headed sidekick who once wore two contacts in the same eye and struggled in school due to a learning disorder; virginal Daddy’s girl.


Who She Became: One of the show’s most memorable characters (Donna Martin Graduates, anyone?) and one-half of the show’s most-lasting couple.  Donna, who intended to be a virgin til marriage, gave it up to David (her future husband, at least) in season 7.  By the later seasons, Donna had gone from secondary character to fourth-billed, with her own boutique and a successful career as a fashion designer.

JEN LINDLEY (Dawson’s Creek)

Who She Was: As Jen herself said, “the second I stepped out of that cab and onto the creek, I was the instigator, you know? The girl who caused problems and rocked the creek and upset the delicate emotional balance of Capeside.”


Who She Became: Though largely insecure still, Jen shed her bad girl reputation and developed strong friendships with the others in Capeside, particularly Jack who let her be his “fag-hag.”  Jen moved to New York in the last season where she repaired her fragile relationship with her mother and helped her grandmother through breast cancer.  In the series finale, which took place 5 years in the future, we found Jen had become a mother to an adorable infant named Amy.

TOMORROW: Characters from The O.C. and One Tree Hill



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6 02 2009
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