In the spirit of saying-shit-out-loud ('cuz-then-that-shit-gets-done), I just want to put out there into the universe that, one of these days, I'd like to work with Jennifer Carpenter, the actress who plays Dexter's sister Deb on, well, Dexter. (That sentence had a mind of its own--so many commas!) Jennifer Carpenter is my favorite actress on TV right now; she's crazy good, I can't get over it. Her body's long and lanky (when I was 15, I was in a production of On Golden Pond [I played the kid, natch] and the Los Angeles Times reviewer called me "long and lanky" and at the time I remember thinking it was a kind of snarky reference to my gangly adolescent body, but I mean no disrespect when I call Jennifer Carpenter "long and lanky"--it's really eloquent how she uses her body to express emotion, the odd way she dances, the way she jumps when she's happy) and she has a Julia Roberts smile (as in, a big one) and she wears her heart on her sleeve in almost every moment she plays as Deb. She's just this raw bundle of nerves--you can almost always taste how desperately she wants/needs to be loved, and those moments when she lets her guard down are always when she's making her biggest mistakes, and I could go on and on, but let's just leave it at: Deb's a fascinating character and Jennifer Carpenter's my new favorite actress.
Somebody nominate this woman for an Emmy. Come on--I double dog dare you, Academy.