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|Will&Sonny||Sep 17 2013, 03:40 PM|
I didn't say anything about E.J. or Eric. I said things about James Scott and Greg Vaughan, but I said nothing about E.J. or Eric. I also mentioned very specific complaints about each person -- not complaints in general, but one specific complaint about each actor.
As for the rest, I don't need screen caps or videos -- I've seen every single moment of Chandler's performance, from the first day that he aired to the present day. I just don't see what some of you are seeing when I watch those scenes. Part of the problem is that I take issue with the use of the word "smirk" to describe what you are seeing as "inappropriate". The word "smirk" implies a cocky, arrogant, smug, self-satisfied sort of expression* that Will simply isn't capable of pulling off (and neither is Chandler, for that matter, from everything that I've seen, heard, and read about him). He's never really been that sort of character; the closest that he's ever come to being that sort of character was when he was working for E.J. and pissed off at Sami for cheating on Rafe, but even then, he simply wasn't confident and self-assured enough to pull off "smirks" because he was still struggling with his sexuality at that time.
E.J. smirks. Stefano smirks. John smirks. Melinda smirks like it's the only expression that she has in her arsenal. Will doesn't smirk, and seeing people complain about his "inappropriate smirks" is about as weird to me as seeing people accuse a kid like Johnny of smirking -- a kid who isn't really even old enough to have anything to be smug or cocky about -- would be.
*Before anyone bothers to point this out, yes, I'm aware that you can go to an online dictionary and find "silly" as another descriptor for a smirk, but the fact remains that the word does not really evoke thoughts of "silliness". If I polled people, "silly" would probably be one of the last words that they would choose to describe a smirk.
And yes, I'm being that guy -- the one who lectures people about things like grammar and the proper use of words -- again. It can't be helped sometimes; I take such things pretty seriously.
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