the performer , Patty Guggenheim
performance , She-Hulk: Lawyer at Law
case , “Isn’t this real magic?” (September 8, 2022)
performance , She had us, “And a Y, but that’s not where you thiiiink.”
When Mystic Castle magician Donny Blaise first took the Madison King out of his audience for a trick, his drink nearly spilling out of his glass, you could moan at the first sign of his tippy vocal fry. But the Guggenheim immediately made Party Girl gleefully Distinguished with their rhythm of speech and intonation. (Seriously, who else comments on encountering an inter-dimensional portal, “Eve,”?)
Then, when Madison dropped through the second portal and nearly landed on Wong’s lap? Supreme magician as all tried to binge the Sopranos In the cradle of your waist-crown? We dropped out of the race, as the MCU’s most unlikely friendship turned out to be (Blur.) sopranos Spoilers be damned). Along the way Guggenheim—who has previously played a Florida girl who had a quiet talent—explained how Blaise “sent me to a different dementia, and then a talking goat took six of my bloodshots.” Helped me avoid a lava pit in exchange for drops,” all while distracted by torn dress straps.
Guggenheim’s best performance came when attorney Jane Walters/She-Hulk called her to testify in court, as the “Wongers” (A-plus straight man Benedict Wong) sought to snatch the act of Mystic Arts dropout Blaze Was. Along the way he casually recalls the pact he made with “Joe I”, a “Fire Land” demon. Can not The discussion” was a hoot, and yet it paled in comparison to detailing the emotions she felt during her portal hops: “At first it was fun, Then scary, Then fun Again. Then scarybut in one fun Way!”
All told, the Guggenheim’s Madison was one of the first truly contemporary characters to enter the MCU in a short period of time—someone who felt real, for better or worse, and wasn’t carefully injection-molded. in order to fulfill the purpose of a rote. He is neither a scientist nor a doctor nor a superpowered creature. She’s Just A Girl Of Florida Stuff To Share Popcorn And this is us Binge with her Wonders. And maybe some yak milk too. Case clo-oo-ozed!
honorable mention , dragon houseThe first few episodes of Big Lannister lacked energy, a deficit Jefferson Hall filled twice in Sunday’s hour. Playing twins Tyland (Wise, Driven) and Jason (Smummy, Deserving) Lannister, Hall gives us a glimpse at their considerable range. But we want to focus on the absolutely entertaining way in which he, as Jason, tries to woo Princess Rainera. Hall blends the ego we’ve come to recognize from House Lannister with Jason’s naked ambition, which borders on buffoonery. (Need a laugh? Go back and see how his face turns when Rainera turns it back on.) The episode got us so excited to see what Hall will do when the spotlight is on Ser Tyland.
Honorable Mention | this week’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Sylvan finds Arondir almost at his breaking point after the elf is captured by the Orcs and forced to work one of their camps in terrible conditions. In a powerful scene that revealed her fierce warrior spirit, the shack elf captures a battle – the same beast that nearly killed Aragorn the two towers – To help your friend escape, only to see them die. While we thoroughly enjoyed the acrobatic moves that inspired the awe felt in Peter Jackson’s films with Legolas, we were more impressed by the fire in Ismail Cruz Córdova’s eyes and the powerful roar from his lungs as the elf returned. fought. With a willpower stronger than Mithril, Arondir is fast becoming one of our favorites to watch.
Honorable Mention | It’s always bitter to watch kids grow up, but it was especially hard to watch what do we do in the shadows’ Colin Robinson enters manhood this week — simply because it was such a mindless delight to see Mark Prokush play him at every stage of his awkward adolescence. Colin began this week’s finale as a sad, death metal-blasting teen, and Prokash perfectly captured that volatile age with humpbacked shoulders, derision, and eye rolls. He also struck an unexpectedly poignant note when Colin discovered his unfortunate fate as an energy vampire. By the time he resumed his familiar look as the painfully dull adult Colin, it almost seemed like two different actors, because Prokush was so convincing as “Baby Colin.”
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