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May 20 2013, 04:56 PM
May 20 2013, 04:41 PM
I disagree LPS. MS is a good actress, but the writing drastically changed for the character. Heck, the writing changed for the whole show as far as I'm concerned.
It's terrible. Y/R of the '90's- early 2000's is so much better than now. Very few storylines are interesting.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVED Stafford back in the day when she was terrorizing the Bug. Her acting was entertaining and wonderful. I was rooting for her to crush the Bug. She was campy and over-the-top-in a good way. Hell, she completely deserved her Lead Actress Emmy win for when she was on trial. However, around 2009 her acting got sloppy and the writing was not to fault for that. MAB's writing made her character permanently unbearable. It became the Phyllis show, and I have never seen a writer obsess over one character that much. It was insane. IMO, her character is still in recovery from that ridiculous cougar storyline.

However, my disdain for the character has to do with Stafford's acting choices. They are sh*tty. Her hand gestures are insane, her repeating lines 38383 times is lazy, and she screws up the dialogue. She overly emotes to where it is comical.

I've only started to find her tolerable, again, with Jack.
EXACTLY! And those horrible/awful acting choices started up around those years you mentioned. She used to be a very good actress in the 90's. Now she uses her jazz hands non-stop.
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