"Dear 667 Dark Avenue"... Including: CHAPTER TWO

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Mr. Dent: Me too! Jan 21, 2017 0:43:48 GMT -5
thathoboravioli: The Henchperson of Indeterminable Gender telling Larry how to make the puttanesca in episode 6 was hilarious Jan 21, 2017 0:46:33 GMT -5
stalkthis: Icompletely agree on the henchpeople. I was initially frustrated that they weren't as evil as Olaf (since, as I've said, I feel like Olaf is less sinister in this series, but I've come to quite enjoy them Jan 21, 2017 12:04:55 GMT -5
stalkthis: I think one of my big hang ups with NPH is that I can't see the Olaf from The End in his performance. I can't see those scenes working at all with NPH's super presentational (a word which here means "detached from genuine emotion of a character") portrayal Jan 21, 2017 12:07:24 GMT -5
M David Steel: I think The carvivorus carnival will be my favourite to watch Jan 21, 2017 14:18:45 GMT -5
M David Steel: and wow my post count, you see? all the 3s Jan 21, 2017 14:19:00 GMT -5
violetbunfortunate: I actually think NPH will be great at handling his scenes from the later books, including The End. The way he acted while he sang his parts of the song at the end of TMM seemed to hold so much melancholy contemplation ... Jan 21, 2017 20:36:31 GMT -5
stalkthis: To me that's one of a moments that really capture what I want from an Olaf. I don't think his performance detracts from the show as whole. I just think it's disingenuous to praise him for menace or being "less goofy", when he's just as goofy as JC ... Jan 22, 2017 0:43:30 GMT -5
stalkthis: ... and lacks a lot of the sincere emotion you want from Olaf in a lot of the show Jan 22, 2017 0:44:15 GMT -5
stalkthis: Well, sincere emotion that I want from Olaf in the show Jan 22, 2017 1:07:48 GMT -5
violetbunfortunate: I don't know, I think he's leagues better than Carrey was, and I do think he manages to be much more menacing/sinister while at the same time managing to be ludicrous and hilarious at the drop of a hat. Jan 22, 2017 19:37:02 GMT -5
violetbunfortunate: I think at this point the Baudelaires see him as this terrifying & infuriating man who gets away with the most awful, outlandish things. They don't witness or really consider the complexities of his character until later so I think thus far ... Jan 22, 2017 19:39:02 GMT -5
violetbunfortunate: ... NPH's performance has been spot on (for me, at least). He's sinister, he's humorous, he's cruel, he's ridiculous. And we have hints of the vulnerability which we witness in later books. That's only my opinion, though. Jan 22, 2017 19:40:42 GMT -5
stalkthis: At the end of the day, that's as much as I can say about what I've said. I haven't changed my opinion, but this isn't one of those things where I can point out something that will convince anyone if my first try didn't do it. I don't see him as ... Jan 22, 2017 21:01:55 GMT -5
stalkthis: ...sinister or menacing, because I don't see any reality to his performance. It's all ham, even the sincere moments when he has no reason to ham and indeed in moments where in the book he is very clear and serious. But I can't force anyone to see what I do Jan 22, 2017 21:03:25 GMT -5
stalkthis: And by that I mean "see it my way", not "see something they are missing" Jan 22, 2017 21:23:37 GMT -5
violetbunfortunate: Fair enough! I'm sorry you've been disappointed by his performance, anyway. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more in the future -- and who knows what acting season 2 will hold for us! Jan 23, 2017 5:57:54 GMT -5
BSam: those scenes are like two seasons away, i feel it's a little harsh to be judging now based you expecting to be disappointed in a few years Jan 23, 2017 12:13:21 GMT -5
stalkthis: I'm judging now, saying I'm dissapointed with how he performs in THIS season, and to illustrate my problems with the performance, I'm looking at Olaf's character in light of the entirety of the series, and saying it doesn't match. Jan 23, 2017 13:13:32 GMT -5
stalkthis: If his performance gets 'realer' as it goes on, I will be pleasantly surprised, but it won't change that it was unreal in this season. Jan 23, 2017 13:14:28 GMT -5