Dear Afternoon Television Program,
I am writing today to suggest something that you may very well want to avoid in the future.
Bear with me here.
And as you can see above, we have another young fellow who looks like and very much is a bonafide grownup person. Perhaps even late twenties!
Here's the thing, Afternoon Television Program. Casting actors well into their twenties (and heck, thirties) is a time-honored tradition in the television medium (see: Hills 90210, Beverly). A grownup with a SAG or AFTRA card is easier to employ and work with regularly than a minor with a SAG or AFTRA card. A grownup actor might even have a more honed craft and have more actor training and experience under his or her belt. I understand that. However, the effect is jarring when not done in the proper context. One might consider having a grownup playing a teenager act only in scenes with other grownups playing teenagers so as not to be conspicuous. Here's something conspicuous, for example:
Oh dear! Why is the gym teacher beating up his freshman student?! Someone might want to call Child Protective Services.
Also, a quick note: I know you're just an Afternoon Television Program so these things might not make sense to you, but normally when one is job-hunting and is on an extremely limited budget, one should make sure one has an operating telephone above all else. This includes flannel shirts, designer jeans, laptops, and professional body waxings.
I should also take a moment to commend you for giving your character Nate one good personality trait. I almost liked him yesterday when he mentioned that he doesn't care if Todd Manning lives or dies, because on that topic? He and I are likethis. Speaking of Todd Manning, yesterday you had your character Blair Cramer mention that Todd is the only one who can handle his son Jack when he's at his worst and that she cannot parent Jack alone. When you get a chance, could you put together a bullet point list for me with examples of Todd doing any sort of constructive parenting when it comes to his son Jack (hint: enabling actually does not count)? Please support your argument.
Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, Afternoon Television Program. Also, the new girl is pretty.