Sunday, July 11, 2010

Matthew Fox deserves an Emmy.

I don't think he'll get it, though, I think it will go to Bryan Cranston. After thinking hard about the whole series I have discovered that I really do enjoy Matthew Fox's portrayal of Jack Shephard.
Here's why:

1. He's the best male cry-er I've ever seen. That can't be easy, just ask Ray Wise (Leland Palmer).
2. He was completely aloof, condescending, and crabby for most of the series (like most doctors I have known). I suppose this counts for believability.
3. Once he gets the job done, if you will, the difference in him is something that will forever choke me up inside. Seeing him actually smile inside that church, like, really smile? Was so striking a contrast from the normal Jack Shephard. . . I really enjoyed that.

My favorite emotional scenes with Jack? The exchange in episode 23 right before Sawyer launches the raft. . . tells Jack about Christian in the bar (the crying!) and Jack identifying Christian's body in the morgue (and the crying!) And the little tiny bit of dialogue between Jack and Kate on the way to the radio tower ("Why'd you stick up for Sawyer, he'd never do it for you. . ."  "Because I love you.")

The little furrowed brow? (!!!)
Even if you don't win, Matthew, I still think you did a bang up job.

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