Who is the most under-appreciated TV star of 2010?
Image Credit: Florian Schneider/NBCI was catching up on this week’s Parenthood (pretty good!), and in between being jealous of Lauren Graham’s hair and marveling at how much natural light Braverman HQ seems to get, it hit me: Dax Shepard is way under-appreciated on this show.
He’s playing a character who could be kind of a dillweed, but Shepard’s performance makes Crosby really compelling; even when he’s flailing, I really feel for the guy. Other actors on the show get more attention — and they’re all good, and they all deserve it — but Shepard deserves some praise, too.
On the comedy side of things, this has been my pathetic refrain all season, but: Ed Helms! His performance on The Office is so, so funny, and even among all the all-star weirdos at Dunder Mifflin, Helms’ high-strung but emotionally raw Andy still stands out. Plus, the dude can sing. His rendition of “I Try” was painfully earnest, but it wasn’t pathetic, which can be a hard spot for The Office to hit just right.
They can’t be the only TV stars not getting their due, though, PopWatchers. Let’s hear it. Who are your under-appreciated TV stars of 2010?