Michiel Huisman Is Determined To Ruin TV For Me


Cal on ORPHAN BLACK

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Just when I though it was safe to watch TV again since I figured Huisman would be too busy with his role on GAME OF THRONES to ruin anymore of my favorite shows what happens? He pops up on ORPHAN BLACK as Cal, the lead character’s baby daddy. Yet again he is bed-headed and full of soulful glances tinged with just the wrong amount of hipster douchebaggery to make my blood boil. Not getting an Emmy nomination was bad enough but now Tatiana Maslany has to suffer the indignity of playing opposite this guy? And what’s worse he pops up on yet another show I absolutely adore. it’s like he is following my DVR schedule or something. If this guy shows up on HANNIBAL next season I am going to lose it completely.

12 comments

  1. Abbi · May 26, 2014

    I still do not understand why they replaced Ed Skein with Huisman.

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    • Derek · May 26, 2014

      I have heard next to nothing about the Transporter reboot that he is starring in. If it isn’t already filming then I wonder why he couldn’t stay on the show?

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  2. xxemmie27xx · May 26, 2014

    Couldnt disagree more!! I love him as an actor, and his characters bring a bit of life to tv shows

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    • Derek · May 26, 2014

      Different opinions are what makes the world go round. I would never try to convince anyone to my way of thinking…I just like to vent.
      Thanks for commenting , BTW.

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    • Waywardlove · May 27, 2014

      Agreed. On Nashville he was the only fun character. I miss Liam. I wish GoT would give him some real dialogue with Dany but he is still fun to watch. And so ridiculously sexy in every role. Sigh!

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      • Derek · May 28, 2014

        Well I am not a good person to judge Mr. Huisman on his ridiculous sexiness so I’ll concede that point to you. 🙂

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  3. Babs · May 26, 2014

    Wow. its one thing to dislike a character – but you take it to the extreme. He was superb in Treme. If you believed that Sonny was a struggling musician and drug addict with self-destructive behavior – then Michiel Huisman succeeded as an actor in that role. You may not appreciate that there was such a character in Treme, but that’s a different story. And if you think he was sleazy in a role where there character was supposed to be sleazy – well then again he succeeded as an actor.

    Your final description, of his Orphan Black character, confirms that your words are just pent up hate. In Orphan Black his character ‘Cal’ is as far from “hipster douchebaggery” as any character could get. He plays a very likeable nice guy with a strong moral compass and sense of family. Have you even actually watched the show or does your predetermined ire towards him prevent you from ever being able to think rationally about him? Your statement that “Tatiana Maslany has to suffer the indignity of playing opposite this guy” – is nonsense. Have you seen her video where she talks about him? How about the article where Connie Britton says “he is such a wonderful actor and wonderful guy” and she describes a Nashville scene with him as one of her favorites?

    Not all characters on a show are going to be to our liking (how dull would that be), but try not to make it personal. Best wishes.

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    • Derek · May 26, 2014

      Are you Huisman’s publicist?

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      • Bans · May 27, 2014

        Lol. If only I was his publicist!! I’m just a fan who loves him as an actor. But for all actors I think
        we should be responsible with our comments. That goes double for critics and bloggers who have the ability to affect opinion whether they mean to or not. I appreciate the chance to express mine on your blog. Thanks.

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      • Babs · May 28, 2014

        LOL. His publicist? If only I was! I just feel that we need to be responsible in our conversations. Thanks for letting me have my say.

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      • Derek · May 28, 2014

        No problem…I appreciate a spirited rebuking as much as the next guy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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