I guess I don't want to believe people can inherently be bad. That bad is naturally where they lean. I want to believe that people are born neutral and that something influences them one way or the other. Maybe I secretly want them to be bad but then change their ways, making the hero invalid. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good Snape story. I find myself holding out to see what the villain will do. Maybe they will turn out to be the hero.
But, maybe not. Maybe they will be such a kick a#$ villain that you think about switching sides and laugh as they kill everyone. I had this experience while watching this guy (Andrew Scott) in the new Sherlock series.
He doesn't look so scary right? Well, I will just tell you, he is AMAZING! I have been watching BBC stuff, until the characters annoy me and then switching shows to kill time lately, because I don't have any good shows since Netflix stopped streaming Stargate :( Sherlock was next on the 'you might be interested in' list on Netflix so I gave it a try. I have really mixed feelings about it but overall I like all the supporting characters better the Holmes himself. It's a pity too since he is one of the more interesting characters you might come across. Plus he is SUPER weird looking but that is a whole other blog post.
Back to Andrew. This guy totally blew me away! From the second he came on screen I couldn't look away. It was totally captivating. I even watched just his introductory evil scene over again tonight just for fun. Twice. The pure grit and emotion in his portrayal of Holmes' nemesis is astounding. I really haven't seen many actors like him and none I can name directly right now. He totally had me on his side. Insanely brilliant.
...I gave you my number...