In what may be a record for a single network, AMC had three
barf scenes during the span of one week.
I will always associate Elias Koteas with Duncan, the punk
in Some Kind of Wonderful, no matter that pretty much every role he’s done
since has been serious. That has nothing to do with being a serial killing
police officer in the third (seriously?) season of The Killing. The revelation
made Mireille Enos (I do love that she’s unmade-up and liney in this show,
well, on Big Love too, and also that she’s married to Cameron from Ferris Bueller
whose fictional house is for sale) barf on the side of the
road because she’d just spent the night with him. I actually felt for her a
I didn't think the Breaking Bad barf quite counts (so I
didn’t take a photo) because it seemed mostly spurred from renewed chemo
treatments, though now that I ponder it more the second heave after discovering
that the copy of Leaves of Grass was missing from the pile of books on top of
toilet was at least helped in part by stress. I did not have a problem with
this scene either.
I wasn’t really watching Low Winter Sun, so I wasn’t sure what
to make of the police officer (also a killer, though not serial that I can
discern) who threw up after having a flashback involving a Russian woman and a
necklace. Based on the preview for next week, she’s kidnapped or something? Who
cares? This did not move me.
I really thought there was going to be barf on last night’s
The Bridge because there are a lot of dead bodies (on the streets, in the morgues, in parking
garages) and the Matthew Lillard character is kind of an overly emotional
alcoholic baby, but there was only cringing and face-covering.