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"Perception" 1x06: Discussion Thread
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jsjbg From: jsjbg Date: August 22nd, 2012 02:40 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I really want to like this show, but I keep finding myself feeling like the plot keeps dragging on and on. I do like seeing Jamie playing a different character type, but seems like it would be more interesting if he was at least a little bit charming with Kate and show his true colors when he's talking to Daniel.

Then there's Rachel Leigh Cook. I really do like her, usually. But there is just something about her delivery of lines that seems so droll and boring. Seems like her mouth is moving with her lines but there's no emotion in it, no facial expression. Her lips are moving but the rest of her is so stiff.

zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: August 22nd, 2012 03:44 am (UTC) (Link Me)
seems like it would be more interesting if he was at least a little bit charming with Kate and show his true colors when he's talking to Daniel.

*nod nod nod nod* YES. Exactly. It feels like there should be a duplicity to him which underlines Daniel's entire point that this guy is a charlatan and a jerk. Which would be perfectly illustrated if Hathaway were a real smoothie and genuinely made Kate swoon, meanwhile the arrogant attitude that we've seen him display so far is only occasionally present... and more so as his arc progresses. (Plus, though as noted it's great to watch Jamie have fun with such a smarmy character, it would arguably be even better if he got to show some range by being both smarmy AND dreamy, depending on when it suited Hathaway's motives.)

In a way, this "No, seriously, WHY didn't you write it this way?" conundrum is a perfect nutshell example of my frustration with the logic on this show. But it applies to a billion other elements too (which I won't go into because, well we'll only have one more discussion thread, why bother? ;) )
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