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Character of the Month: Martin Klar
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dramaturgca From: dramaturgca Date: October 25th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Full disclosure, I loved this episode, I loved Jamie's role in it. It is easily my fave ep of Dollhouse and the only one I will watch repeatedly.

Yes, Martin Klar is a bad guy, but it's so good to see Jamie play something non-heroic and less on the woobie side. I loved it. And I do feel for him because regardless of being evil, he did actually marry Echo/Roma/Caroline/whatever (can we get a good portmanteau for that, like YoSaffBridge?) in good faith and it sucks that he got royally screwed like that.

zegeekgirl has heard me complain in the past that Jamie only marries brunettes onscreen (and off, come to that), which makes it hard to do icons of shots from over the bride's shoulder that one could pretend are Kara. ;)

I love Martin's sense of style, I love how snide Jamie can sound in his native accent (he never gets quite as caustic in any other accent), I love the weeding night sequence on a purely shallow level. Mostly I'd just really like to see Jamie keep getting roles that stretch him as an actor. Also, with the square jaw/big blue eyes combo he looks the part of a hero, so it subverts the dominant paradigm when he plays evil. (Forgive me, I'm in academic paper hell right now and my syntax shows it)

In my personal I-love-the-chemistry-between-Katee-Sackhoff-and-Jamie-Bamber-too-much-to-give-it-up universe, Sarah Corvus from Bionic Woman breaks Martin Klar out of prison and they go around evilling hotly together.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: October 25th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Echo/Roma/Caroline/whatever (can we get a good portmanteau for that, like YoSaffBridge?)

EchRoLine? XD
dramaturgca From: dramaturgca Date: October 25th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Or something like that. ONE NAME IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR MOST OF US. ;p
asta77 From: asta77 Date: October 25th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I most definitely agree that I would like to see Jamie play more bad guys or at least guys who are less good. He definitely showed he could pull it off with Martin and, putting aside my issues with Joss in regards to Dollhouse overall, I was glad Joss gave Jamie the opportunity to show another side of himself as an actor.

I do feel Martin believed he loved Roma/Echo, but if he truly loved her, even with the betrayal, he would not have slammed her head against the desk. Though points to Jamie for not having Martin come off as a one dimensional abusive husband in the scene. I could definitely see Martin's pain even as I wanted to see his ass kicked for what he just did to Echo.
koolaidmom11 From: koolaidmom11 Date: October 25th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Hahaha...I loved this entire comment. And I love the idea of Sarah breaking Matin out of prison. Hilarious.

I've never seen the show but the recap was excellent.
rachelindeed From: rachelindeed Date: October 28th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC) (Link Me)
zegeekgirl has heard me complain in the past that Jamie only marries brunettes onscreen (and off, come to that), which makes it hard to do icons of shots from over the bride's shoulder that one could pretend are Kara. ;)

Hee! Thanks to kag523's mad skillz, this problem has been solved! :)

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