Sunday, December 10, 2006

I realize that it might feel like all I do is talk about Dexter, but it's a great show dammit

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.

15 comments:

aimie said...

have you seen the exorcism of emily rose? she's terrifying. and, people on the set were afraid of her. i think she is divine. and, dexter and battlestar galactica are the 2 best shows on tv at this minute. i can't f'ing wait for the finale of dexter next week! aaaaah!

Jesse said...

and there were elves...how did you make it through the episode?

joe chandler said...

another battlestar fan...hurrah!

Jesse said...

BSG is sooo good except for that f'ing boxing episode? wtf!

erik is afraid of BSG. tsk tsk.

aimie said...

i'm only through season 2 and i have to wait for a scifi marathon for 3 because i don't want to skip... aaaaaaaaaaaghghghghghgh!!! does anyone have them taped?

Erik said...

Aims,

You're right, she was completely utterly terrifying in the exorcism of emily rose. I heard that they had built a mechanical dummy of her that could contort into really weird positions and she saw it and she said: "I can contort like that." And then she showed them, and she twisted her body WAY scarier than the dummy could.

Erik said...

Jesse, the elves were hot. Or, the guy one was at least. The girl one was probably hot too, but I wasn't really checking her out.

elves aside, i've already watched that episode of Dexter twice. i cannot get over how good it is. the last twenty minutes i can't stop wringing my hands. i'm sitting there literally wringing my hands.

Erik said...

Joe, I've never seen an episode of BSG. (But I bought a coffee for Katee Sackoff once.) One of these days I'll have to rent all of the seasons and have a marathon.

Erik said...

Jesse, wtf: I'm NOT afraid of the show, I'm just complicated.

Erik said...

aimspoop, i wish i could help you. i will keep my eyes open for a marathon. xoxo

joe chandler said...

aimieieieieieie -

i can probably help...what do you need? just season 3?

also, jesse, I don't know you, but that boxing episode was fantastic. they took a terrible premise for an episode and made it emotional and powerful and exciting to watch.

drc said...

Okay, so I finally started watching Dexter.

I love it!!

Thank the gods for Showtime on Demand!!! I am getting to see all the episodes from the beginning.

Erik said...

drc, it gets better every week, i promise you.

aimie said...

yes, joe!!!! i just need season three! is the season almost over? have you been recording them? i'll definitely give you the money i owe you if you have that...

i'm giving season one and the miniseries for several people as christmas gifts to spread the love of bsg!!!

aimie said...

poop!!!

is there anyway you can record the season finale of dexter? my parents don't have showtime up here and i could die of sadness if i miss it. or, i could die by the ice truck killer if you don't record it.

aaaaaaaaaaaghghghhggh!!!!