Another thing that makes me pointlessly happy

Finding an upcoming movie review that says Kene Holliday […] his performance here is one of the year’s best. I mean… Kene Holliday? Yeah, yeah, I know he was a regular on Matlock, but the last time I recall him getting significant attention was back when he was the star of Carter Country, a sitcom which some of the younger readers here likely never encountered; it debuted two weeks short of 30 years ago today, and while it lasted multiple seasons it seems to have disappeared from the public consciousness (aside, perhaps, the TVarati occasionally quoting Richard Paul’s catchphrase “handleithandleit!” and noting the existence of an actor named Guich Koock.) Kene’s screen output of this century consists primarily of two single-episode TV series appearances.
So to me, this is not simply a matter of someone with pleasant screen presence having a success. It’s just another example that being a “has been” doesn’t mean one is “washed up”; a has been may be again, the best may be yet to come, and while it isn’t the only thing that matters, in the long run talent does matter. So yeah, that makes me happy.

Published in: on September 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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