There's NO character development in 99% of it. And it's always about sex. *COUGH COUGH* The Shape Of Water *COUGH COUGH*.
It's freaking shameful that Hollywood, comics, etc don't do justice to integral characters in these genre stories when they consist of a human and *INSERT MONSTER, MYTHICAL OR ALIEN RACE NAME HERE* person as being in a relationship. A SERIOUS one, were they end up a full couple at the end of the series, or the non human dies at the end and gifts his or her human SO with a ring to remember them by.
The only good example for me is Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings. Arwen was willing to give up her immortality and defy Elrond's orders to retreat to Valinor so she could be with Aragorn, even if it meant they would both die.
That's what I'm getting at. QUALITY interspecies romance as the stories unravel, not barf-factor either. Aragorn and Arwen's sub plot was so well woven that it's better than most human x human date movies in general coming out now.
I wish this kind of stuff would happen more often. Me, I think any sort of creature romancing a human would be good, so long as it ACTUALLY MOVES YOU AND FEELS VITAL. With the CGI we have now, we can do more non-human looking beings and master their expressions so that audiences can relate more. Elves like Arwen? It'd be the same thing but easier.
What do you think? PS: Yes, I can't stand Twilight.