|giandujakiss (giandujakiss) wrote,|
@ 2011-10-22 01:38 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||random fandom|
I am loving the performances of Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes. Danes in particular is doing an amazing job playing a really flawed, often unlikeable, but nevertheless fascinating, lead.
My only real problem with her character is that she's so difficult and has so much trouble relating to people that it's hard to see how she could accomplish certain necessary tasks - such as engender the loyalty of her assets. Like, I'd assume that if it's your job to persuade people to risk their lives and betray their friends and lovers, you'd be able to fake a degree of empathy, at least for the length of your very brief meetings - and Danes's character doesn't seem capable of even that much. It's hard to imagine her recruiting anyone and holding their loyalty for any length of time.
I'm a lot less interested in Damian Lewis and his reintegration. Obviously, the question of whether he is or isn't a terrorist is critical, but I'm pretty bored with the ongoing family drama and the frequent but often meaningless flashbacks, although I assume that some of this will pay off - (possibly when I finish this week's episode - don't spoil me!)
I like Lynn Reed as well, although she's pretty much got a bullseye on her forehead, so I'm not going to get too attached.