Friday, August 20, 2010
The Big C
I was watching the premiere of The Big C on Showtime, and I couldn't help but notice a styling/costuming choice that was driving me bananas (and not in the positive Rachel Zoe way). Laura Linney's main character is wearing a tall collar with her hair down for the first portion of the show. Just looking at her, I felt suffocated. I wanted to pull her hair away from her face so badly! It was driving me nuts.
And then I realized that the character was being portrayed as "boring" and "not fun" and very uptight. By giving her a sort of choker and veil via her collar and hair, the character's personality is conveyed. Watching her, I felt trapped and oppressed. I think that despite my very strong reaction to the look it was ultimately successful. So good job, The Big C.
In other news, the pilot is a little stiff and rehearsed but the show is really endearing and well-written, so I think as soon as it settles on its own feet entirely it will be quite excellent. I highly recommend it.