Friday, October 13, 2006
Can We Outlaw the Fat Suit?
...at least when it comes to hunky guys on series television? What's this with Apollo, huh? For BSG fans this development of a porky, portly Lee Adama just doesn't do it for me. More than that? I'm not positive I buy the character development, this idea that Apollo would go *quite* this soft.
THIS is our guy:
Then, of course, there was that line from Admiral Adama, something like, "Get your fat ass our of my office." Ugh. It's just too painful, and this opinion comes from me, a person who constantly wrestles with their weight. I just think that maybe, just perhaps, they've taken the easy route in this particular element of Apollo's character arc. Show us "going soft?" Sure! But don't take me into the outer reaches of space in terms of imagining this career soldier would devolve into a total fat suit wearing dweeb.
I can't find jolly ole Apollo pics, but when I've got those puppies, I'll post them.
BSG fans, speak out. Do you buy it? :)