Dragon literally has a mostly naked harem that sleeps clutching onto him. I mean, given, they were slaves that he saved, and are living in an apocalyptic world, but the whole damsel in distress/big strong man that everyone falls over for while he saves the women thing is getting a little ridiculous.
Yeah, he's also slept with almost all the women cops he works with. The interoffice drama alone could be an angsty teenage drama, like seriously.
He calls all the women honey or sweetheart at some point or another, and sees it as his responsibility to take care of them. But as soon as he gets heartbroken, he jumps to another woman for comfort, and yet he also has this weird, deep emotional connection to, well, most of them. Even his partner - in the cop sense - Alex sleeps with him and they outwardly agree that it's a rebound/sex only thing and they'll stay friends.
Big shock: Alex is in love with him like 99% of the women in this series, and yes, he doesn't see it because it's inconvenient for him.
He also sleeps with a woman who goes on to marry another cop. When he sleeps with her, William, her future husband asks why Dragon would do such a thing knowing that William is in love with her. (This is waaaay earlier in the series.) There's a conversation in which Dragon blames William for not even asking her for coffee and then goes on about how it wasn't a thing-thing, it was just one night, or something or other. I thought William was going to punch Dragon in his face, because this is like a soap opera if it did a line of coke, but William was like 'no, no, you're right.'
Jesus fuck. Is there a woman in the police department that Dragon hasn't nailed yet? Why is there this weird gentlemanly/treat women like trash bags dichotomy?
Why the hell won't I lower my five star ratings, did you ask? Because, yeah, there is a lot wrong here. But I, oddly enough, think this mirrors reality in a lot of ways. I think it's subconscious, and I suspect the male author/artist doesn't think this is as sexist as it is. Which means that this is being portrayed as the sensitive dude, people are buying it, and acting like this thinking they're doing ladies a favor. But it's quite telling.
Secondly, and I am serious, I feel like this series is as addictive as a line of coke. Like really, why is it such a dumpster fire when it comes to woman, so soapy, and I still love it so damn much?
Did I find out that Hoopla has archive six through archive nine? I did. I borrowed them all. I have twenty one days to binge them all, too.