Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books!
The Theme This Week: If there was one thing about Harry Potter that you could change, what would it be?
I’m taking the question this week to mean Harry Potter as a series, rather than as a person. Personally, the thing that irked me the most throughout the series was the romance. It felt forced and unnecessary, and genuinely out of place. I’m not usually a hater of romance (in fact, I generally love it) but the pairings were all so predictable and way too convenient (Ron+Hermione and Harry+Ginny= everyone is now conveniently related…don’t even get me started on the epilogue). I understand romance and dating are a part of the age group but I just really couldn’t stand who got together, and I was so sick of Hermione and Ron’s bickering (and especially the fact that she still got together with him despite what a jerk he was abandoning them in the forest in the last book). I think this may be why Half Blood Prince is my least favorite installment in the series…all of the characters are so tied up in their dating drama and bickering with each other because of it!