Let me start by stating that I like this show. It has a good story. It has suspense, good writing, a beautiful landscape,
cheesy-pretty houses. It's super white/straight, but then again that sounds realistic for this conservative-with-money
crowd. The one thing that could be a real improvement, though, would be a new cast.
Emily Thorne / Amanda Clarke (
I really like the idea of Amanda's character - the cruel revenge-girl that we're supposed to root for. Sadly, the actress is dull, dull,
dull. She doesn't come across that smart (and she'd have to be Veronica-Mars-smart, or at least Blair-Waldorf-smart for this) and
even worse: She isn't attractive in an interesting way. She's just pretty, yet everyone is obsessed with her. Even though her best friend
and every other girl on this show is more fascinating. So I propose she'd be re-cast with the wonderful Michelle Trachtenberg. This
show HAS to get interesting, and soon!
Victoria Grayson (
I'll freely admit that I just wanna have Jessica Tuck to get a lead part somewhere. Also, I'd love for "Victoria" to actually look like a
Victoria. This woman might be famous (though I've never seen her in anything), but she's too sleek for the part and her acting is
just okay. Which is bearable, as long as everyone around her is boring as hell, but I'd actually love for the second lead part of the
series to bring it. She's supposed to be the "Queen" of all of these rich trophy wives and she's supposed to intimidate, to be a real
opponent you wouldn't wanna cross while pretending to be just classy and very charming - now where have we seen that before?
Conrad Grayson (
If we're gonna go with the old "hustband cheats on his wife with her younger best friend" chliche, can the husband at least be hot
enough to pull this off? Because with either Victoria, the original or the one I'd choose, he just looks like she's way out of his league.
Also, this character is clearly an asshole, but could he be an interesting, hot asshole, please?
Daniel Grayson (
I'm pretty sure that guy Josh is at least 30, which is a thing I always hate in casting! He's supposed to just have graduated from
college, which means he must be younger than 25! Additional point: This guy might be pretty, but he does nothing for me.
Nicholas Hoult on the other hand is a brilliant actor and could give that trustfund-baby-act a whole new level.
Charlotte Grayson (
She's supposed to hook up with babyface Connor Paolo (whom I love, don't get me wrong) soon. And she's supposed to be 18
or even younger. Let's make this not look like she's molesting a boy who's ten years younger than her, shall we? And it's not like
Megan Park is on a show that's actually watchable right now.
Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann)
Jackpot! Keep him! The only casting hit so far (except for Connor Paolo and Ashley Madekwe, but their characters are so useless
I can't even bother putting them into a picspam). This guy is the one who keeps me interested in the story. Well, him and the plot,
but he's easily the best character and best cast out of all of them.
Lydia Davis (
I hate it when I can't tell actresses apart. Amber Valetta looks like a couple of other actresses whose name I can't remember, but
they're harder to tell apart than all those girls on OTH that aren't Brooke. And this might be self-explanatory but SOMEONE HIRE
MARIANA ALREADY! Jeez! What is their problem? Not enough botox and no plastic boobs? Now that I think of it, that might be
their problem. Whatever.
Jack Porter (
Here's yet another guy who looks ancient for his part. I'd say 35+. Yet he's supposed to be Amanda's childhood friend and she's
somewhere between 22 and 25. The next problem is that this guy looks more dull than seven Rufus Humphreys together. Jason
on the other hand is super hot, has charisma and would make this dull guy seem young and interesting, even though he's not.
Also, he needs a new role since he got killed off of GoT. No reason, I just wanna see him shirtless again. Soon, please?