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I was pondering this while watching Konstantine on HBO (don't even think about the connection because there isn't one). 

Do you think it's easier to be a minor character in a show? And by easier I mean 'be more liked'?  I only say this because when I used to go over to TWoP more regularly there'd always be a whole slew of posts about how X who only had a few lines should be much more central or something and take over the show from the rubbish leads. 

The thing is I've always figured that the great thing about minor characters is that (usually) they don't have time to wear out their welcome. Then get to come on the screen be interesting and different for an episode or two and then go off before anyone has a chance to get tired of them.  Whereas the characters you get every week, well they mess up on a regular basis because you see them more and perfection is horribly boring. But I do spend a lot of my time suspecting that if the minor characters became major characters with backstory and a whole season worth of episodes people would be all 'fecking wanker! s/he's useless. I bet [even more minor character] would be more interesting.' 

Or maybe I am just wrong about all of this.  Which is entirely possible.

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