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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