I really get floored by Andrew Lincoln's acting in TWD. He's incredible at conveying what a father in that world must feel: Very little happiness, or peace. Constant, mounting stress, anxiety, pressure, fear (which manifests as anger), etc.
He is amazing at conveying even just with facial expressions and a look in his eyes....a man on the brink of a nervous breakdown. A man who is walking a very thin line...and one who has crossed it. Yet also....a man trying to temper his emotions and be a measured and rational leader to a group that badly needs it.
When Negan killed Glenn, and then had Carl in his crosshairs.....Rick, for the first time....looked utterly defeated. He was on the verge of an emotional breakdown, had a glassy and scared look in his eyes....all while trying to keep it together enough to bargain for his son's life. He has done some incredible work on this show.
And I could go on and on about the scenes and episodes in which he has taken things to a crazy-amazing gear....and it has been just so cool to watch. For example, when he ripped out the throat of the man who held him at gunpoint while Carl was being attacked. Seasons later....he'd eventually admit to Daryl (and himself)....he has that darkness in him, whether he wants it or not. He came to terms with what he's capable of doing.
Another amazing Rick scene is....right after Carl got shot in the eye, and they got him in off the streets into the house where he could be treated. Rick, in order to buy them some time from the herd outside....grabs an axe and heads out that front door, alone....ready to take his rage out on an entire herd, single-handedly. It was 10 minutes of savage reckoning and father-driven rage that had me absolutely floored.
Andrew Lincoln should have at least one Emmy by now, and I'm shocked that he doesn't. It's a crime and a huge oversight.
Yeah man, he floored me in the scene right after neegan slices Spencer open. His blank stare...
I used to think I could act... was even an extra in crap like Oz and Law & Order back in the nineties...
I got nothing on AL.