That pucture is fab!
A show with such innate strangeness needed a stellar cast to balance the weight of the plot with the absurdity of many story elements and this group handled the task in a way that was a joy to watch. To mitigate the risk of becoming farce, the show needed a mostly-normal lead character to act as an audience surrogate. Protagonist Olivia Dunham was played brilliantly by Anna Torv
as a too-serious but deeply passionate champion for good whose persistent skepticism kept the narrative grounded in relatable realism. As Olivia is developed over time, Torv
shows admirable range; especially as the character relives childhood traumas and crippling present-day losses. The status quo is ever-changing for Dunham and the actress gets a chance to explore every possible shade of Olivia’s emotional spectrum even before taking a crack at other versions of her character (more on that later).
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