~ by Servetus on October 17, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: Berlin Station, reviews, richard armitage
Brutal is an understatement!
LadyGrayse said this on October 17, 2016 at 4:55 am | Reply
Is he really that bad? I mean his american accent ? He sounds quite strange to me in it – I thought it’s a good sign.
Joanna said this on October 17, 2016 at 7:34 am | Reply
No. I was listening for this last night specifically at the beginning and he still has problems with “r” but he sounds fully American now. I suppose you could say the issue is that he now sounds like he’s not “from” anywhere, but dialect coaching is supposed to produce that.
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Reply
Thank you !
Joanna said this on October 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm | Reply
Thanks for sharing anyway!
Don’t understand the writer’s problem with the accents of the german actors and can’t really judge RAs american accent….
Herba said this on October 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm | Reply
I didn’t understand that either — I couldn’t figure out if he was saying he didn’t believe their German accents in English (give me a break) or that he couldn’t understand their English (give me a second break).
Servetus said this on October 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm | Reply
I agree. Does this person pick apart every show that involves foreign / non-native accents? Wow. As a Midwesterner primarily exposed to the Eastern US, none of it bothered me. Miller grew up in Germany, they should also recall.
I did feel a point was made in treating Assange & Snowden as completely morally equivalent. There are all kinds of whistleblowers (including corporate-level i.e. Karen Silkwood & Jeffrey Wigand). To me, Snowden has to be seen on a different plane from scumbags like Assange, Anonymous & the like. They shouldn’t all be lumped together- and while I doubt that Richard does at this point, the breezy publicity references sometimes give that impression.
SHeRA said this on October 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm | Reply
To be honest — I don’t think the average American can distinguish the differences. My dad watches a lot of news, and he couldn’t tell you the difference between what Assange and Snowden have done (although that may be willful). I posted yesterday about the Assange developments yesterday morning, sort of asking the question, this is timely but is it relevant? Most people in the entertainment press don’t care. (Arguably, Forbes does exactly the same thing).
I wonder about the decision to sell this as a “spy drama” rather than as a drama about whistleblowing — and suspect they made the choice b/c they know how little most people understand or care about the latter.
Servetus said this on October 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Reply
Spy drama is broader & sounds more exciting / attractive. However, reviews like this one expose the fact that it’s at least more cerebral, thus perhaps more limited appeal. And to your point, the TV Guide interviewer wasn’t aware of the Anderson/Assange story either. Lol
SHeRA said this on October 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm | Reply
It was interesting where that story showed up and where it didn’t. But I think of TV Guide as a rather “staid” venue for entertainment news. Old reliable.
Servetus said this on October 18, 2016 at 8:45 pm | Reply
Strange…like which accent german actors should use? Burkina Faso?
I listened with this question in mind again last night, and I suppose you could make an issue over Faisal — I’m not sure what that accent is, or to be realistic, exactly how a Saudi accent would sound in English. But i don’t see an issue with the others.
Servetus said this on October 18, 2016 at 8:46 pm | Reply
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