31 January 2018 | kemro2002
Who cares about casting the right actors?
I came across this title while browsing on Netflix, and I was not sure what was going on for the first 5 minutes of the first episode of this series, until it dawned on me! The 29-year old Brays Efe is portraying the lead, a middle aged woman, Paquita Salas, because... because...
Well, you lost me there! I have no idea why on earth the casting director, or whoever was in charge of choosing the actors thought that this was a good idea, and forever ruined a potentially good and funny show.
Don't get me wrong, Efe is not necessarily bad in what he does, it is just that, with his looks, the whole deal is utterly unconvincing.
Isn't the whole point of acting to convince us, the audience, that you are precisely the person you are pretending to be? And if so, how am I ever supposed to get convinced that Efe is a woman?
I live for good surreal comedy, but the fact that a 29-year old male with very little makeup is playing this potentially funny lady just puts me off.
Perhaps if the rest of the characters were mis-casted it would have even made sense, but the other actors are believable and seem to know what they are doing to a T.
I am so sorry Paquita, it's just not working, and I am more than anything disappointed because the dialogues are smart and funny and I was actually ready to like this show, alas, the unreasonable casting.