Give Emerson an Emmy… or a beating

Is Michael Emerson (Ben from “Lost”) television’s greatest actor, or its worst?  Why is it I can never tell when his character is lying or telling the truth?  Why does he always seem to be happy, angry, smug, and maybe a little sexually aroused all at once?  Why do I sometimes love him with a love that dare not speak its name, and other times I root for Desmond, Jack, Sawyer, and Sayid to quadruple-team him with bike chains and tire irons, and then Hurley to sit on him until he suffocates?

Damn you, Ben, you evil frickin’ genius.

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One Response to Give Emerson an Emmy… or a beating

  1. beetqueen says:

    I vote for greatest…or at least one of them. I think the only genuine moment we have ever seen from his character was this past week when he saw his “daughter” Alex again. His remorse was not near what it should have been, but I think that’s partially because the character has almost no soul.

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