Hating Skyler White is so the first half of 2013. The cool TV character to want to DESTROY is now Homeland‘s Dana Brody, as played with a sniffle by the constantly congested Moran Saylor. In his recap of last night’s episode, Dustin compared Dana’s uselessness so far this season to Kim Bauer’s on 24, which is never a good thing, especially because now I’m thinking about Happy Endings again and I’m sad. GODDAMMIT DANA. You are the worst.
And that’s exactly why the Daily Beast interviewed Saylor. But not before defending Dana with:
For my money, Dana Brody is the most lifelike teenager character on television since Freaks and Geeks was canceled 13 years ago. (Via)
Sue Heck would like a word with you.
Why has Dana provoked such mixed reactions among viewers?
Anna Gunn wrote that op-ed for the New York Times about Skyler White. I kind of wanted to comment on it and be like, “Yeah, I know how you feel.” But characters are not always supposed to be loved. You could look at most characters and see mixed reactions. I don’t know. I don’t take it personally. I think it’s kind of interesting to see people, like, spending so much time focusing on something like that.
Do you agree…
What? That Dana’s a bitch? [Laughs]
No! Do you agree with Anna Gunn’s point that there’s a double standard for women characters—that viewers wouldn’t react to a similar male character the same way?
Hmmm. I don’t know. I don’t know completely if it’s a sexism thing. I think a lot of characters get a lot of shit. Maybe women more than men, but…I’m not that offended by it. And therefore it’s not that big of a deal.
Don’t hate the Moran; hate the Dana. Meanwhile, Chris Brody went vest shopping. No one recognized him.