ABC (ended 2012)
|Andrea was great in seasons 1-2, much like Darcy Byrnes has been in these last two seasons, a naturally-acting young lady. But in season 3, well, I disagree with you, Zazawie, cos that's when she started shaking her head left and right like a bobblehead with every word she said. When Julie gained an attitude, she also gained an annoying tick. I remember her being really good in the teaser for 6.07, when Julie confided in Lynette. And if you rewatch 8.18, I think you'll notice the little weird things about Shawn's acting. I love Mitzi Kinsky! I totally want to see her again.|
|I think Joy Lauren and Cody Kasch are a hell of a lot better than Andrea and Shawn.|
Sorry, I just don't see it, not on DH (except for some performances I liked, in 4.05,4.09,4.14,4.17,6.01,6.10,6.15,6.16) and certainly not on BoP. But to her defense I loved her work on Pasadena. But that was about a decade ago. Also saw this TV movie "Baby for Sale" and she was tragic in it. Really. I think she is overrated.
|As for Teri, there's only one scene of hers I didn't particularly like, which was when, in 5.21, she told Jackson through the bathroom door that she loved him. But Marc Cherry thought her acting was genius, and I guess it was indeed meant to be melodramatic and exaggerated, so she probably did do something great there. She might indeed be the best of the cast.|
|Btw, I think Dana Delany is not the best actress either. At least on DH. Crying is really not acting, only a simple technique thaught at a Drama School and she seemed to have used it quite a lot during those 3 seasons she was on. And her comedic skills are none existing (episode 5.06 her scene with Bree the morning after she had sex with that ex-con Peter who was selling kidneys her acting was terrible in that scene, so fake and unnatural). But her acting was 25% on DH, she was either crying or fake-smiling. And she practically fake-smiles on "Body of Proof" all the time and it is annoying.|
I really wished Felicity got some good scenes, she a brilliant actressbut her talentsarent being used. 1.08 and 3.07 are obvious examples of her great skills, but i've never felt that shes a very good comedic actress. I think Eva had to learn to do Drama, because she was great in last season, but I never really liked early on forexamplethat scene in Season 2 when the police were taking Lily away, I just thought Eva wasnt quite ready for the power of that scene.
I think Teri and Marcia are excellent actresses, they both can do comedy and drama very well. Marcia is funny in her own way, because Bree isnt funny, but she does serious funny things, I cant really explain it. I dont think Teri is melodramatic, its just Susan being melodramatic. Marcia was best in Season 2, she was funny and serious in 2x09, and I love it when she confronts Matthew in 2x24. Shes also been brilliant this season. Teridoesphysical comedy and drama brilliantly.Susan is my second favourite main housewife. For example, I loved her in Season 6, because she had the pain of Julie being strangled and crazy Katherine, but she had some hilarious material later in the season like when she was trying to get her money back in 6x22. She is the best physical comedian on the show.