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MikiM

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Still trying to wrap my mind around the young, conventionally attractive blonde actress choice for Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe). Sure she's nice to look at, but not how I pictured Holly at all...
I am very unhappy with this casting. Holly is in her forties, and very dowdy. This girl isn't even 30 yet.
I think this is an attempt to get younger viewers, which I get, but why not do this with Freddi? Hey, since Freddi is gay, they'd be killing two birds with one stone.
Oh well.. at least they didn't make Janey a twenty something, and thus feed the older cop, younger woman any more than it is perpetuated in the book!
 

MarshallG

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Gotta agree on the casting for Holly.

Holly is my favorite character in that series. When my wife started reading the first book, I kept asking 'Have you met Holly yet, have you met Holly yet?'

Always pictured Holly looking like an older version of Mayim Bialik's character in The Big Bang.

Not happy at all, by all means find the obligatory eye candy for the show but don't mess with the Holly character.
 
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Gotta agree on the casting for Holly.

Holly is my favorite character in that series. When my wife started reading the first book, I kept asking 'Have you met Holly yet, have you met Holly yet?'

Always pictured Holly looking like an older version of Mayim Bialik's character in The Big Bang.

Not happy at all, by all means find the obligatory eye candy for the show but don't mess with the Holly character.
I pictured Holly looking like Mayim Bialik too!
 

MikiM

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May 25, 2016
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Houston, Texas
Gotta agree on the casting for Holly.

Holly is my favorite character in that series. When my wife started reading the first book, I kept asking 'Have you met Holly yet, have you met Holly yet?'

Always pictured Holly looking like an older version of Mayim Bialik's character in The Big Bang.

Not happy at all, by all means find the obligatory eye candy for the show but don't mess with the Holly character.
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I always saw Holly as either Amanda Plummer or Mare Winningham. But I guess these days, both of them would be too old. I posted on the Mr. Mercedes facebook page my objections to casting a cute 20 something as Holly, and "he" replied to me..."don't be too quick to judge". Clicking on the cast photos from the link, posted above....maybe caught her instability, but still too young and cute, IMO.
 
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