I disagree to a point. She's just so blah in her delivery. That's not the words, but her acting.
Ask me to show you poetry in motion, and I will show you a horse.
She seems to be trying to portray Karen in a certain way, kind of serious and understated, maybe somewhat depressed .... but it's more like she's playing a character on Valium or an overdose of Prozac.
She is playing a character that can't seem to get it together and I think doing a good job of it. It is how she is suppose to act.
I only have a kitchen because it came with the house.
Not everyone who can't get it together functions like they're on heavy sedation. The other women can't seem to get it together, either (that's what makes for drama on a TV show like this), but they are capable of voice and facial expressions and don't act like they're sleepwalking.
Maybe the actress who plays Karen has just had a lot of botox and doesn't have the ability for much facial expression any more. Because literally, I've never seen her teeth before, seemingly because she's never smiled wide enough to show them. Maybe she can't move her face enough. Lord knows...
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling"
Yunjin Kim's acting was much better in "Lost" than it is in "Mistresses."
Given the complexity she brought to her "Lost" character, I still contend that the culprits are the writing and directing in "Mistresses." And perhaps genre.
"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
I'm glad I never watched Lost. I have nothing to be bothered over.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!