here's a snippet and link to her piece on kyle chandler and friday night lights:
"The obviousness of his looks — soap-opera hair, soap-opera smile, soap-opera skin — is incongruous with the refined style of his performance..."
while it's an extremely complementary piece for a wonderful actor, this almost sounds as though she's damning him with faint praise. she could have just said that his is a refined, subtle and economical performance, and left it at that. who would argue? but, instead, she has to slam every actor ever to grace a soap opera, some of whom, not all, to be sure, but some, have indeed delivered refined and elegant performances. i mean, it's not as though she's never watched soaps; it's pretty clear from other pieces she's written that she has, and may still. she must have caught a few good performances.
what i don't get is why she feels the need to denigrate all soap actors in order to praise one who, according to her, only looks like one.
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