you know those photo series that are like “In The Running For The Next Spiderman/Young Han Solo/Bachelor/Prince Eric/Property Brother”
and it’s just like nine generically handsome brunet white men that might all be Henry Cavill or might all be Matt Bomer or might all be the photogenic runner guy from 2012 for all we know but it’s impossible to tell because they are just so generic?
and you know how nobody really remembers what Moist von Lipwig (slash Albert Spangler where applicable) actually looks like, they just remember the gold hat, or the glasses, or the bountiful ear hair?
what I want is an adaptation where Moist, whenever he’s being an anonymous face or The Man in the Golden Suit or Albert Spangler, is played by a series of generically handsome brunet white men who are swapped out shot-to-shot.
Everything about Critical Role has this kind of thing around it, like, Darin De Paul told the story of how he and Matt Mercer started working together on VO stuff and really hit it off, and eventually Matt was like, whoa, I think there’s a picture of you in my house, and they realized that Darin worked with Matt’s parents and, more than that, played D&D with Matt’s mom. And so Darin gets to play his old character from that game—the only survivor of the rest of his party dying—decades later on livestream in front of tens of thousands of people, being DMed by Matt.
Like, that’s a thing. I don’t know what it is exactly, apart from sheer magic, but that feeling keeps coming up with everything related to this show. It’s pretty fantastic.