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Old May 12 2013, 04:34 AM   #406
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Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

I was kind of surprised to see such a young cast other than Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg. I really don't think it's good or bad at this point, but I was expecting a few more older characters in there.
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Old May 12 2013, 02:31 PM   #407
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Yeah, from a visual standpoint, this team looks pretty damn boring. A bunch of generic, pretty-faced, vanilla tv people. But I remain confident that Whedon and his writing staff can make them interesting anyway.
Did you honestly expect them to cast ugly actors for the show?
"Ugly" is taking things too far, but a show can have "normal" looking actors. This was one of my biggest complaints about the Americanized Being Human, they cast a bunch of typical too-good looking actors as opposed to the cast of the British show who look like normal everyday people.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:41 PM   #408
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^Whereas I think Lenora Crichlow is significantly better-looking than Meaghan Rath (though she's not bad). And though I'm not much of a judge of male attractiveness, it seems to me that Aidan Turner is considered a rather good-looking fellow. So I don't think I'd agree that the UK Being Human cast look any more ordinary than their North American counterparts.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:45 PM   #409
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^Whereas I think Lenora Crichlow is significantly better-looking than Meaghan Rath (though she's not bad). And though I'm not much of a judge of male attractiveness, it seems to me that Aidan Turner is considered a rather good-looking fellow. So I don't think I'd agree that the UK Being Human cast look any more ordinary than their North American counterparts.
Personally I feel they are attractive people but look like every day people, where as the North American counterparts are the "Hot" types we're supposed to find attractive.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:52 PM   #410
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The first look is online. It's not much but it's something. The MCU Facebook page I've dthinks the guy jumping out of the window might be Luke Cage.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:54 PM   #411
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^Whereas I think Lenora Crichlow is significantly better-looking than Meaghan Rath (though she's not bad). And though I'm not much of a judge of male attractiveness, it seems to me that Aidan Turner is considered a rather good-looking fellow. So I don't think I'd agree that the UK Being Human cast look any more ordinary than their North American counterparts.
Personally I feel they are attractive people but look like every day people, where as the North American counterparts are the "Hot" types we're supposed to find attractive.
Which is pretty much the point I was trying to make. The UK cast aren't ugly, they are attractive people in an everyday person sort of context, but the US cast (should I say "US cast" since they're all Canadian?) basically look like supermodels.
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Old May 13 2013, 02:32 AM   #412
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Here's the promo:

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Old May 13 2013, 03:31 AM   #413
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Looks pretty good. I wonder if Colbie Smulders will join the show in season two after How I Met Your Mother concludes. And also we could hopefully see all kinds of guest star spots for other characters we already know.
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"Don't touch Lola."
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Old May 13 2013, 05:03 AM   #415
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Looks pretty good. I wonder if Colbie Smulders will join the show in season two after How I Met Your Mother concludes.
I hope this happens, assuming the show is successful enough to get a Season 2.
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Old May 13 2013, 05:07 AM   #416
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Looks pretty good. I wonder if Colbie Smulders will join the show in season two after How I Met Your Mother concludes.
I hope this happens, assuming the show is successful enough to get a Season 2.
Call it a long shot, but I'm going to say yes.
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Old May 13 2013, 05:28 AM   #417
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^Whereas I think Lenora Crichlow is significantly better-looking than Meaghan Rath (though she's not bad). And though I'm not much of a judge of male attractiveness, it seems to me that Aidan Turner is considered a rather good-looking fellow. So I don't think I'd agree that the UK Being Human cast look any more ordinary than their North American counterparts.
Personally I feel they are attractive people but look like every day people, where as the North American counterparts are the "Hot" types we're supposed to find attractive.
Which is pretty much the point I was trying to make. The UK cast aren't ugly, they are attractive people in an everyday person sort of context, but the US cast (should I say "US cast" since they're all Canadian?) basically look like supermodels.
Sam Huntington looks like a supermodel?
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Old May 13 2013, 05:31 AM   #418
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Yeah, from a visual standpoint, this team looks pretty damn boring. A bunch of generic, pretty-faced, vanilla tv people. But I remain confident that Whedon and his writing staff can make them interesting anyway.
Well, they're spies. Spies aren't supposed to be flashy and exciting.

So, given the reports of J. August Richards having an undisclosed role in the pilot, the preview footage, and the on-line speculation, I would think that it's a good bet that Richards is indeed playing Luke Cage. He wouldn't be my first choice for the character, but he's not a bad choice by any means. I think a "Heroes for Hire" series would be a natural spin-off for the MCU, so introducing a character like Cage early on could be strategic thinking.
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Old May 13 2013, 08:42 AM   #419
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Making J August Richards Luke Cage is just going to lead to endless posts and speculation about which former Joss Whedon show actors would play Marvel characters again.
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Old May 13 2013, 10:57 AM   #420
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This looks awesome. "Don't touch Lola!" This is going to be fun and awesome!
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