Edit - Rather than an in-depth analysis of the bullshit slung at tonight's Presidential Debate, I give you in-depth analysis of Brian Austin Green. You are most welcome! - Earl
If anyone had told me 15 years ago that Brian Austin Green would star in one of my favorite TV shows AND that he would play my favorite character on the show, well...I probably would have had an aneurysm.
He and his character in Beverly Hills, 90210 typified the worst of the worst of the 1990's, in my opinion. The guy was a joke. Yet he continued to work fairly steadily in television and film once that evil show was finally fucking cancelled. Stuff that I never watched, but he continued to get work.
Then he showed up on the fifth episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as the time traveling uncle of John Connor and the brother of Kyle Reese. At first, I hated the choice. As I stated, he was everything that I hated about the Melrose Place era of American television.
But he has won me over.
The past two episodes, in particular, he has done an outstanding job projecting a damaged, war-ravaged individual dealing with an awful lot in his life. Since the show has gone backwards on the Cameron character (I'm beginning to wonder if Summer Glau has the chops to play this role the way it should be played), Derek Reese has become my favorite character on the show. And I'm beginning to forget that he is Brian Fucking Austin Fucking Green, to tell you the truth.
And I would never have predicted that to happen. Not even if had one of them there fancy time travel machines.