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Old November 22 2012, 05:01 AM   #162
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

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The fact that he refers to others as "son" or "boy" only emphasizes his war-weary attitude. I thought it was obvious.
Obvious, yes. Believable, not really. The actor doesn't really look war-weary, does he? He's a guy your mum would love you to bring home. He kinda reminds me of Michael J. Fox.

But it's not only the actor. The character itself is not very constant. It doesn't make sense to see the war-weary guy act rather infantile when he's around Inara. Who exactly is socially inept again...?
It's called being a three-dimensional character, rather than the flat, cardboard cutouts many TV characters are.
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