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    Default When shows change an actor between seasons

    Does it throw you out of the experience when someone you don't recognize just appears in place of an actor you're used to?

    Game of Thrones example:

    When Ed Skrein gets replaced by Michiel Huisman as Daario I actually liked the change more.

    I wasn't bothered with the Tommen change either because he was a minor character that didn't really have dialogue until he came back anyway.

    I also think Sense8 did a good job of replacing Capheus. They made a joke about it right away (new haircut?) and I got used to him within a few episodes.

    Can you think of examples that were really bad?

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    The first Aunt Vivian in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air >>>> The second Aunt Vivian
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    I hate when this happens unless it's a character you've spent so little time with that you can't remember what they looked like before anyways. I eventually get used to new actors though, and it stops bothering me after a few episodes. I honestly can't think of any examples at the moment though.

    Actually, despite their small appearances at first, it does bother me quite a bit in The Office when Pam's mom changes once she plays a bigger role. It's the same with Andy's parents. The first actor and actress' roles were so small that I can't compare the acting, but it still bothers me every time I rewatch the show. I don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_ffgamer View Post
    I hate when this happens unless it's a character you've spent so little time with that you can't remember what they looked like before anyways. I eventually get used to new actors though, and it stops bothering me after a few episodes. I honestly can't think of any examples at the moment though.

    Actually, despite their small appearances at first, it does bother me quite a bit in The Office when Pam's mom changes once she plays a bigger role. It's the same with Andy's parents. The first actor and actress' roles were so small that I can't compare the acting, but it still bothers me every time I rewatch the show. I don't know why.
    This, exactly.

    And I hated Capheus' change. I mean, the actor is fine, I guess. But the first actor was much better (and more attractive, shallow, I know). The second actor gave him a completely different personality, and I didn't enjoy it at all.
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    It's so unfortunate Spartacus HAD to do this since Andy Whitfield died. He did such a great job and the replacement actor was just okay.

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    Also Harry Potter when Richard Harris died. Richard Harris WAS Dumbledore. For what it's worth, I think Michael Gambon did a great job and watching 1&2 feels weird now because I'm used to him as Dumbledore, but I still think Richard was the better fit.
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    Harriet's replacement in Family Matters was a bad one. I don't remember anything negative about the actress herself, but the show had already jumped the shark and changing her out so late in the series was a killing blow.


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    In Friends, I remember Carol (Ross's lesbian ex-wife) having a completely different actress in the first episode, but I still kinda liked her more, though I can't really tell you why since she really had that one appearance and the second Carol showed up pretty frequently.

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