Monday, April 29, 2013

Angst Initiate: Bill Skarsgard as Roman Godfrey on Hemlock Grove



So I've been gone quite a while. There just hasn't been enough angst in my life lately. Even the typically angsty Vampire Diaries has been nothing but sucky evil Elena. I mean - she was relatively boring when she had emotions. It's more like Mystic Falls-Asleep these days -- amiright? 
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But seriously folks. Something had to happen somewhere to peak my interest. Enter baby Skarsgard. We all know and love the original Scandinavian supermodel vampire that is Eric Northman. But come on - he's pushing forty. It's about time we bring in a replacement Scandinavian supermodel vampire. Behold. Bill Skarsgard. 

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That's him ^^ sucking blood off his thumb. His finger is bleeding because he sliced it open during sex. He's got a kinky blood thing going on. I can dig it.

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Here's the thing though... he's not super great at sounding American. I mean, I get it. It'd be a tricky thing. I can't even imagine trying to speak Swedish let alone managing to speak it like I was born in Sweden. But it's distracting at best. It comes across as terrible acting at worst.

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Which is why I think he's sort of perfect for screen-capping. You can't hear him in these photos. He just looks like a Burberry model, selling us watches and giant stuffed monsters.

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Also, the character Godfrey has a vaguely incestual thing going on with his cousin and his mom. You know that's something I can totally get behind. Ah, I miss Jimmy Darmody so freakin' much.

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The other thing I noticed whilst a-screen-cappin is that he smokes a ton. Smoking is bad news, kids. Don't do it. Unless you're a crazy hot 6'4 dude and it draws attention to your super nice hands. Then you can have a pass.

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That's really all I have to say for now. I should talk more about the character of Roman and Hemlock Grove at large -- but I don't really want to. These pictures are all from the first episode. In which we learn Roman is rich, into blood, nice to his sister, and apparently Swedish. Sometimes :)

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Soda commercial?

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Creepster mom. Ugh. Never have I found Famke Janssen so annoying. Oddly, it's Famke that wins the worst accent award for Hemlock Grove.

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Yeah. He's hot. That's all for now.

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5 comments:

  1. Never wrote here before, but I just finished whatching Hemlock Grove season 1 yesterday actually, and was wondering if you would blog again to talk about the angst going on that show! Roman (gosh those Skarsgard...) and Peter are all sort of amazing. This tv show is in the "so bad it's good" category, and kind of goes in every directions, but I got hooked anyway. And I don't know why but it reminded me a little bit of AHS season 1 (but it is way worse though,don't get me wrong). And some characters were trully enjoyable in my own opinion (i.e. Peter, Roman and Shelley!)Hope you'll blog again on Hemlock grove! (or maybe I don't know, Jon Snow from GoT maybe:)

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    1. It reminded me of S1 of AHS too! AHS wins in the acting department for SURE, but they've got similar everything-but-the-kitchen-sink campy horror things going on. I'll definitely blog about it again. Bill Skarsgard is too hot not to :)

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  2. Im currently watching the last episode completely horrified. Not by the things happening on screen, but by the fact I just watched the entire season. So aweful yet we still hold on to some hope that these beautiful boys will somehow reconcile this ridiculous plot and overthetop effects. I can't believe I watched the whole season when its only redeeming things are those money shots of those gorgeous Scandi digits. Warning- the last ten minutes of the finale just made me want to vomit. Officially off YA drama. Now is there such thing as Swedish hand erotica that could fill this inevitable forthcoming void?

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  3. I've seen the first five episodes, mainly because it's a slow summer and there is not much on to watch. So far I like it better than Vampire Diaries, which I stopped watched because of Elena. What I want to know about Hemlock Grove is why do all the lead characters smoke, drink, and do drugs? I could see one or two, but 90% of the leads drink at work, at school, in their car, etc. What is up with that?

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  4. I had absolutely no idea how beautiful Bill was until watching Hemlock Grove. And even at first it was like "Eh, he's pretty... not my type tho." But over time he grows on you. His face is so distinctive, like a cross between River Phoenix and Steve Buscemi... it's oddly compelling. Also love how he's dressed on the show, and all the shots of his long legs, gah... he's amazing to look at. I know that's all very shallow but whatever, he does things to me. The show is pretty bad but he makes it tolerable :P

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