Just as an aside – my WordPress theme had a major update yesterday. Ever since I haven’t been able to write a blog post in the “normal” way. I’ve had to go back to the old way of doing things, so hopefully that remains up and running while they track down the current problem.
Now back to the post…
Last night, in one of my fits of insomnia, I started watching a show that was touted as one of NBC’s new popular series. “Wildly popular” is the term the marketing people used. I frankly suffered through the first episode, made it through the second, skipped the third and fourth, then found an online site that would give me a synopsis of all the remaining episodes.
I found the acting truly awful, but the writing was sucky, too. But what distracted me the most – and the reason for the post’s title – were the main character’s eyebrows. Yep, eyebrows.
Every time there was a break in the scene I was yelling at the screen, “Pluck your damn eyebrows!” No kidding. They were doing something to me. Even Stanley noticed. I realize the sheer shallowness of my occupation with her eyebrows. I tried to distract myself. Whenever the character came on screen I’d look away. The bad acting forced me to look in her direction from time to time, however, when I said such things as, “Are you freaking kidding me?”
I gave up, finally. I couldn’t subject myself to that torture anymore. It was honestly a cross between the eyebrows and the acting. Or maybe the writing.
Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever been distracted by a physical characteristic of an actor?