July 4, 2022 at 5:44 pm #1205003613
Michael Richards as Kramer (Seinfeld).July 4, 2022 at 6:14 pm #1205003627
This isn’t even recency bias:
Best child performance on TV in recent memory? Perfect casting for a very difficult role in a challenging (but ultimately brilliant) series.
FYC: Station Eleven in all categoriesJuly 4, 2022 at 7:06 pm #1205003649
Cast of Mary Tyler Moore even cast members that came in later were perfect.July 4, 2022 at 7:36 pm #1205003660
Obviously, Jon Hamm on Mad Men, hands down!
Followed by the six Friends, the gigantic love towards the show has not changed in 30 years thanks to that.
Mandy Moore for This is us, an actress that was seen as inferior by many, was able to convey so much and to make Rebecca one of the most iconic characters of the modern era.July 4, 2022 at 8:34 pm #1205003703
Has no one mentioned Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad? I like John Cusack and Matthew Broderick fine but he made the role iconic.July 4, 2022 at 10:20 pm #1205003735
Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker in All in the Family
Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey in Cagney and LaceyJuly 4, 2022 at 10:35 pm #1205003742
All of the kids from Stranger Things, at least for the first season. And especially Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven – I don’t think any other 10-11 year old would be able to pull off what she was able to do with that characterJuly 4, 2022 at 10:36 pm #1205003744
All of the kids from Stranger Things, at least for the first season. And especially Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven – I don’t think any other 10-11 year old would be able to pull off what she was able to do with that character
Finn Wolfhard is hilariously bad…July 4, 2022 at 10:37 pm #1205003746
Mandy Moore for This is us, an actress that was seen as inferior by many, was able to convey so much and to make Rebecca one of the most iconic characters of the modern era.
Iconic? Literally no one watches that show. Look at the low imdb ratings for the latest season.July 5, 2022 at 12:56 am #1205003796
Claire Danes in Homeland.
I feel in the hands of anyone else , the character would’ve turned turned into a caricature.July 5, 2022 at 6:12 am #1205003907
Chloe Sevigny in Big Love was inspired casting
Chloë Sevigny in “The Girl From Plainville” and “Russian Doll”July 5, 2022 at 7:50 am #1205003987
To the surprise of no one who pays attention to my posts here – Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans.
Whoever’s idea it was to cast Keri in that role at that point in her career…whew. Thank you. But really, in 2013 I don’t think she was anyone’s first guess/choice/idea to play an ice cold Russian spy living in the US during the Cold War. And yet, she’s instantly believable the minute you see her on screen and she ends up giving an all time performance across TV and film.
I also haven’t seen anyone mention Fargo. That show was truly perfectly cast up until the last season where I thought they went wrong with Chris Rock. But Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Billy Bob Thornton, Jean Smart, etc. They all fit so perfectly in that universe.
Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern in BLL come to mind too. Ditto Kim Cattrall in SATC.
As far as playing real life people, you don’t get much better than Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon and Emma Corrin in The Crown.
And, finally, some love for those in smaller/supporting roles – Luke Kirby in Maisel and Cameron Britton in Mindhunter immediately come to mind. Harriet Walter in Succession is also perfection too.July 5, 2022 at 10:51 am #1205004086
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