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charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: July 17th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I did the same squee when I heard the accent. Actually, it was more like, "Thank you Jesus!" I really love Jamie's natural speaking voice and it has bothered me that having him on tv more will mean hearing his real voice less. I thought it was his voice though. I am tempted to re-watch his Dollhouse episode to see if it was that one, maybe that's what I'm thinking of.

I thought the same thing about the "Seven is good for me." comment. Someone who looks like that is probably not accustomed to a woman saying, thanks but no thanks. Then after the professional-introduction scene, I immediately thought, ah this is the triangle. It'll be interesting to see how that develops.

Now that I've slept on it though, I get what bugs me about Rachel Cook: I think she's too young for the role. Maybe she's age appropriate but she lacks some depth that I expect from my tv-FBI agents. Maybe it's because I am addicted to Criminal Minds, I am just used to women (short or tall) who project strength (Like Kathryn Morris in Cold Case). These women are supposed to have come through a program where the women have to prove themselves on top of all the other work. Rachel reminds me more of "roving reporter"-type. And she's too young for Eric's character. I just don't like it. I thought she looked adorable with Jamie, but I find I prefer the scenes that she is not in.

I agree the pilot was better, the plot just got too convoluted and the wigs were just terrible. This episode had problems, no doubt but the hallucinations are my biggest gripe. They have to do something more when it comes to his hallucinations. He should be more horrified, frightened, something more than just frozen. The hallucinations felt more like ghosts and I felt let down.

Last point: Love the blue jumper and am I the only one who thought he looks like Robert Redford in his first scene?
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: July 17th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
am I the only one who thought he looks like Robert Redford in his first scene

No! You aren't the only one. We were discussing it when the stills for the ep came out.

I like the sweater too but I had to sort of laugh that he dressed like that for a baseball game.

zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 18th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Hee, thanks for linking back to the Redford chat. *le sigh*

About the baseball game, that's one of the few bits that did make total logical sense though - if he didn't know if he'd be staying in Chicago much longer, he may not have packed too many casual clothex. XD </ trainspotter>
anamarya From: anamarya Date: July 18th, 2012 11:26 am (UTC) (Link Me)
About the baseball game, that's one of the few bits that did make total logical sense though - if he didn't know if he'd be staying in Chicago much longer, he may not have packed too many casual clothex. XD

oh yes. if he came just to meet with the Dean and Daniel and maybe a couple of more profs he would have packed just clothes for the university and nothing for the stadium or something like that.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: July 18th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, it was totally logical and I understood why it happened. But it was still funny!
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 18th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Re: Rachel's age appropriateness - she's not much younger than a lot of other actresses he's played opposite, but she does have a very young face. Part of me is always inclined to argue in favor of baby-faced actors simply because I feel for them, and I am sure it's hard for them to keep from playing younger roles in perpetuity; for every one Michael J. Fox for whom at some point they are big enough stars that that's no longer an issue, there are many others that struggle with it. That said, I do think so far she hasn't quite grabbed the toughness we're meant to believe in Kate by the horns, but I think the writing is all over the place; sometimes she's a little too spunky when she ought to be more commanding. *shrug*
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: July 18th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, and about Dollhouse - yes, that is probably the closest in any of the past few years' roles (guest or otherwise) to his actual accent. ;) )
asta77 From: asta77 Date: July 18th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I think in actual years, RLC's casting is fine. And she comes off as intelligent and dedicated and I could see her advancing quickly in the FBI. But maybe she isn't conveying the experience Kate would have in her performance? There's something missing there.
charlsie_esq From: charlsie_esq Date: July 18th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Before this thread, I hadn't considered that there was a tough female FBI-agent "stock character." I guess I've just mindlessly embraced them for not being silly girls. And what you said about Marsha Thompson - exactly! I can see RLC's age isn't really the issue, it's a combination of her performance and the writing of her character so far. Maisie Williams is a baby, but phenomenal on Game of Thrones (she also has amazing scripts to work with, lucky girl!).

They are doing Korsakoff's syndrome next week. I went to college with someone who had it, so I'm hoping for better on all fronts and going to have wait patiently (I hate doing that) for Jamie's next episode!

Edited at 2012-07-18 01:21 pm (UTC)
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