Fandoms. Hoo boy. Being a fan of something or being in a fandom is an interesting concept, and a positive one (generally), because it immediately gives you common ground with thousands of people around the world. I like that about this internet culture that has sprung up in the last several years.
Moving on to my fandom: Graceland. Goddamn do I love that show. USA continues to crank out some really good and resilient television. Monk, Psych, White Collar, etc.
Graceland is appealing to me on a couple of levels. As a liberal American, I appreciate the concerted effort to have a central cast of characters who are so racially diverse and all get pretty equal screen time. At the very least, it gives my parents one less thing to complain about when I watch it with them.
As a viewer, I’m continually impressed with the writing (just rewatched season 1 and I was on the edge of my seat/bed through the last six episodes) and the acting. I only knew one of the actors from previous television shows (Daniel Sunjata, Rescue Me and his four-minute cameo in Dark Knight Rises) so I was ready and willing to suspend my disbelief and accept these people as their characters, but after one episode I actually *believed* them, which brings me to my last point.
As an actor, I’m constantly on the lookout not only for good television, but for material and inspiration that can fuel my own work. I’m always looking at movies, shows, and plays and thinking, “Which of these characters could I play/be cast as?” The characters of Mike and Briggs have lent me some serious insight into my type.
"There’s not a set of faces in the world that make me as happy as these."