Lucrece wrote:But that wasn't what I was talking about. They made the actress for Miss Cardenas fake a heavy accent when speaking English, but the pretense falls apart with spanish speaking people because she obviously is a native English speaker who can barely speak Spanish.
At least she speaks enough Spanish to fool someone who's studied a bit of Spanish but isn't fluent. I've noticed several shows and movies in the last few years that included people speaking "Russian" but it was painfully obvious someone just typed out the thing phonetically in English (or as close as they could get which isn't very) and the actor never heard any native speaker pronounce it. Bonus points for conversations where one person is clearly a fluent speaker and the other is doing this bullshit so I can understand everything one side says but have to read the subtitles because they are just spouting gibberish. Allegiance was a pleasant surprise since nearly all the supposed native Russian speakers were actually fluent. Too bad the few who weren't were main characters but at least they were born and raised in the US so that kind of made sense.
Lucrece wrote:Fisk just seemed like the least interesting/working aspect of the show. Another bad guy with daddy issues, typical violent yet infantile behemoth. The other villains were more interesting to be honest.
I am not saying he's the most original villain ever created but I can't think of anyone else who fits all of those criteria off the top of my head. Could you elaborate a bit on that? Also, all the other villains seemed like the laziest stereotypes to me. The Japanese businessman-ninja, the mystical Chinese wisewoman (at least it wasn't a man so a bit of stereotype breaking there) speaking in riddles and smirking all the time, the sleazy and cowardly Wall street banker... The "Russians" actually had a nice bit of backstory but I expect it would have been lost on much of the Western audience.
T: ... through an emergency induction port.
S: That's a straw, Tali.
T: Emerrrgency induction port.