Re: re.:Avery Brooks' acting style
I always felt he just wasn't...engaged...in first couple of seasons. Like, why the frak am I doing this? (other than a paycheck). Hence the slight monotone performances. But once he gets into it (around end S3, S4) and loosens up, he's a joy to watch, 99 per cent of time. Great cadences. Though he still does strike the odd bum note, and his Hannibal Lecter routine is just seriously creepy (and not in a good way; just makes me giggle).
"Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha"