Hey Somethings, PCR here!
So, this week’s blog, I wanted to talk about some actors I’m… well.. just not fond of. I’m not talking “Oh, I didn’t like so-and-so in this role…” or “I thought they’re portrayal of blahblahblah was…” No, I’m talking about a level of “I couldn’t care less” that sometimes makes it difficult to watch things they’re in.
Anthony Mackie – Is he Captain America? Yes. Will I go see the new Cap movie in the theaters when it comes out? Most likely not. It’s convoluted.. it’s not because I don’t want him in the role.. as a comic book fan it 100% makes sense. It’s also a huge point of diversity which is also awesome…. I just don’t like him as an actor. It’s not that I find him “bad”, I just don’t find him compelling. I was able to make it through his previous MCU movies because his screen time was tempered by his castmate’s screen time. I was “meh” on Falcon and the Winter Soldier (mostly due to having to watch him more). His episode of Black Mirror was intriguing, but to me, still middling… and I couldn’t even finish the first episode of S2 of Altered Carbon when I saw him in it. He just doesn’t grab my attention.
Aaron Paul – Now, to be fair, I haven’t seen him in much that WASN’T Breaking Bad. Yes, the show was amazing, but any time Jesse was on the screen, I just sighed and sucked it up because I knew he HAD to be. El Camino? It was… how do I say… “boring”. I recently started binging Westworld (more on that in an upcoming episode). Seasons 1 and 2 were phenomenal… Season 3 had… issues.. and… Aaron Paul. As soon as I saw him on my screen I thought “Well fuck… he’s going to end up being integral and we’re going to see a lot of him aren’t we…” I wasn’t wrong. I haven’t started S4 yet, but, I’m hoping Caleb ends up getting the “Teddy” treatment before too long.
Joan Cusack – Ok look, I don’t have an answer for “Why?” on this one. I just can’t stand seeing her on my screen. I couldn’t watch the American version of Shameless thanks to her. I was mildly interested in A Series of Unfortunate Events until she showed up on my screen and I turned it off and never went back. I’ve only seen 2 movies she’s ever been in, and they were long enough ago that I don’t think I even knew who she was at the time. I’m sure she’s a great person, but she can be a great person and not be on my TV ever too.
What about YOU? Do YOU have someone who.. you just can’t stand to watch? Let us know!
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