Posts Tagged ‘Jason Dohring’

Speaking of Jason Dohring…

I’m watching an episode of Moonlight for no real reason at all, except that it came on after Syfy’s 11 pm showing of Being Human (3 eps in and I am loving that show ).  It’s late, though; I have to be up in about 6 hours  but I bet my brain won’t let me sleep anyway, which gives lying prone in the dark little appeal.

So here I am watching this show and feeling a little guilty for making fun of it so mercilessly when it first came out.  I know I wanted to be a fan; vampires and Jason Dohring—no, better, Jason Dohring AS a vampire—I expected to be peeing myself  with excitement every time it came on.   Instead I think I tried two episodes and gave up. And I made fun of it a lot.

I’ll be blunt.  I didn’t like the stories, I didn’t like the main character or give a crap about his point of view, and I didn’t think Josef got enough screen time for me to keep watching just to enjoy Dohring’s wry delivery.  Sophia Myles didn’t enter into the equation, since I wasn’t a Doctor Who fan until 2008.  Now that I know who she is, fantastic American accent.  🙂

Josef: Vampire experts. Beautiful – now we have the food mouthing off about the farmer.

Not a bad line. I’m wondering if I was just a little less open-minded about vampire fiction at the time, it being pre-Twilight saga and Being Human (enter vamps that can day-walk with only a little squinting or sparkling).

Ha-ha, Sophia just said ‘phone’ with an English accent.

Oh, well.  Moonlight is long gone and I don’t feel like chasing it just to find out once and for all if it was worth more than a two-ep attempt.  I’ll just keep hoping that Dohring picks up another chance somewhere else.  Until then, we’ll always have Logan Echolls.  😉


Quick Note for Brooding Monsters with Tortured Pasts

So I just finishing up watching New Moon.  I love the series, even though I don’t love everything about it.  The ending is pretty great.

Anyway, it made me think about the books I read, the movies I watch based on those books or not, and TV shows, too, and I just wanted to say that if someone wants to play a hero with a dark side who falls in love with someone despite himself, I know where he should get his notes from.

Christopher Eccleston as Doctor Who, Series 1.

I’m sorry, but I don’t think anybody else does it as well. Wait, I have a second person in mind, but I’ll try to stick where I am for a minute.  I know if you’re a Ten fan, you’re probably thinking I’m nuts to leave him out, but I’ll always feel like Ten had gotten his act together to the point where he knew being in love with Rose wasn’t really the greatest idea, so he sort of held himself in check and went about his business as much as he could.  Therefore, if he really was in love with Rose, it was way too subtle.  It almost seemed like he showed his feelings more when she wasn’t around to witness them.

Now look back to Series 1.  There was a Doctor who wasn’t about to feel something for a human.  Captain Tortured Past, coming right out of the Time War, lost his entire species, completely bitter…he invited Rose along because she persisted and finally  impressed him, plus he was seriously lonely.  But I don’t think he intended to feel anything for her at all.  It just sort of…happened.  Anyway I just liked his emotional intensity and brutal honesty towards her, and the way you could tell that she became precious to him, though he never did anything about it.  I don’t think I’m wording this right, but it isn’t like I planned this.  Just a thought.

Second example has to be Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls in Veronica Mars.

From what I read, they never even meant for him to be a main character, and then he took over the freakin’ series.  Tortured past?  Abusive father, neglectful mother, getting dumped by his girlfriend who then turned up murdered…you don’t always need paranormal circumstances to fit the bill.  His was a different version, starting the series with the intention of hating and torturing the heroine, only to unexpectedly develop powerful feelings of the exact opposite kind.

These are the two best examples that I can think of, and right now I feel like everybody else falls flat.  Yeah, this means you, Edward.