OK, I don’t see a snarky pose as appropriate for this blog. But I am still not rid of the cold so I am picking an easy target just so I can say I posted something today. Plus, I am still trying to get a rise out of readers (all 2 or 3 of you out there). Will being snarky help? Then let’s get to it.
Take a look at the previews for CSI-Miami (please don’t watch the show; that is too–eww!). Look at Caruso (who plays Horatio Caine) and the next time you’re at a pet shop or see a parrot on TV, compare the head movements. See the resemblance? What normal human being affects such odd head tilts while talking or moving around a room as he does? Then there’s the random sunglasses on/off/on/off routine that accompanies the head moves. This conveys what?!
OK, so parrots don’t wear sunglasses but if you gave them a pair, I’ll bet it wouldn’t be long before they’re doing an on/off routine imitating people–especially if they watched Caruso for a day or two. Perhaps you get the idea that I don’t think much of his acting ability AND you would be correct! He seems so entirely full of himself. Unfortunately for him, what he seems full of is something most people flush away once or twice a day. I won’t even comment on the odd intonations, stresses and pauses in his dialogue that seem to be yet another affectation intended to convey some meaning or feeling but which just grates against the senses and conflicts with the plot/simple meaning of words, etc. About the only sensible role I could see for him would be in a remake of Madonna’s music video for “Vogue.” Because striking a pose is about all he is capable of. So I guess he could also make it as a male model. But as the star of a TV show? Gimme a break!