This season of Six Feet Under certainly seems to have dropped a notch or two from the incredible quality of writing of its first three seasons.
This post isn't about that. This post is about incredible acting.
I really enjoy small acting moments. A movie, play, whatever, can be not so good, and I can come away happy if there are a couple of great acting moments in it.
Last night's Six Feet Under (which was a pretty good episode, actually) had such a moment. It was a scene, probably 20 seconds only, without dialogue. Without giving away this season's plots (I know some readers are watching previous seasons on DVD and would rather remain in the dark about this season), I'll just say it's a scene between David and Nate. David is standing at attention, at yet another funeral. Nate comes down the stairs and simply stands beside David. The range of emotions that David goes through in about 10 seconds is simply wonderful. Nate smiles in recognition of David's response. That's it. That's the scene.
If I was to compile my favourite film/video moments, that'd be on it.
Another moment that would be on it comes from Sketch 22. In one of the video segments there is a moment when a crashing noise occurs, and Josh Weale performs what I consider to be a perfect double take.
Well done, Michael C. Hall, Peter Krause, and Josh Weale.