The Two Faces of Jesse Metcalfe

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  1. Rove

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    So I recently stumbled upon a series on Netflix called Chesapeake Shores. To my surprise I'm really enjoying Jesse's acting in this. Granted the series is not on the same level of drama as Dallas so I'm beginning to believe the underlying issues with his portrayal of Christopher Ewing was both down to writing and directing.

    Would you agree?​
     
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    I agree that the director and writers play a part. Maybe that's why the episode Patrick directed felt more like Dallas than other episodes that season.

    I really enjoyed Jesse on Desperate Housewives. I never had a problem with him as Chris either. But the writing and switching the younger couples around didn't do the show any favors.
     
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    Both Christopher and John Ross were eager to win, but their motivations and issues were different.
    John Ross' overconfidence and the idea that he could simply claim his birthright was a thorn in the side of Christopher who struggled with self-esteem issues for which he tried to compensate with being the righteous cousin.
     
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    I always though he looked too much like a Ewing (given that he was adopted) but I never had any problem with his portrayal of the part.
     
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    You can say that again

    But I always hoped that Christopher was really the son of.....

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    Yes, I agree, I blame the writers. I like Jesse in other roles. I thought he was really funny in his 'Two Broke Girls' episode. He was also rather good on Desperate Housewives.
     
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