This article contains mild spoilers for The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Stranger Things Season 4, and Ms. Marvel Season 1.
While writing my The Bob’s Burgers Movie article, I noticed a father-daughter dynamic: young Louise had a misconception that her dad corrected by telling her the truth of the situation. I started noticing the theme of a daughter’s rehabilitation through the words of her father (figure) in many shows and movies released over the last year—in everything from The Afterparty to Turning Red to Ted Lasso to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law—but my favorites were The Bob’s Burgers Movie, Stranger Things Season 4, and Ms. Marvel Season 1.
Louise from The Bob’s Burgers Movie: Belcher Bravery
The Belcher family includes namesake Bob, wife Linda, two older kids (Tina and Gene), and youngest daughter Louise. At nine, Louise’s position in the family dynamic is to lead her older siblings. But the movie explores something the show never hinted at: Louise doubts her bravery and…