“Defending Jacob” Apple TV+ Original Series starring Chris Evans
I just bought myself a new Apple TV and they gave me Apple TV+ free for one year. It’s surprisingly good! It’s about a kid who gets murdered on his way to school, and Evans is on the case to find the murderer, only his son (Jaeden Martell) becomes the main suspect. It’s set in a Boston Suburb. Michelle Dockery plays his wife.
It’s actually quite good. It’s probably the best acting I’ve seen from Evans.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 12:10 AM|
I'm watching this, I like it but I don't like the mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/02/2020|
A character played by someone named Jaeden deserves the chair.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/02/2020|
I didn’t care for her in episode 1 but she was good in 2 and 3. R1
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/02/2020|
The show really kicks in gear in the 3rd episode.
I want to slam the kid's head into a wall. He was just as insufferable in KNIVES OUT.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/02/2020|
I can’t believe that any child of Captain America would ever commit a random murder. I also can’t believe that any child of Lady Mary would ever stop at one.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/02/2020|
R4 he was better in the IT Movies
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/02/2020|
They look too young and pretty to have a 13-year-old son.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/02/2020|
Both Evans and Dockery are 38 years old.
So they very well could have a 14 year old son.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/02/2020|
They obviously could have a child that age, but it’s more of a class thing. His character is a lawyer and I think hers studied art history, and those types don’t tend to start families until they’re closer to thirty, at the earliest.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/02/2020|
True, R10, and if I remember correctly they do mention how she got pregnant while he was in law school, as if the show felt the need to address it.
The show doesn’t do much for Dockery at the start, but the fourth episode is a really great showcase for her, especially the diner scene,
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/02/2020|
R11 I just finished episode 3 and she is fantastic as she slowly derails.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/02/2020|
Chris Evans needs to stay blond.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/02/2020|
I like him with darker hair. Either way, he's super handsome, especially with a beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/02/2020|
He’s naturally brunette and looks better with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/02/2020|
I think the beard is a little much and his coloring a bit too severe in this. Gifted was a better example of a similar look for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/02/2020|
He’s playing a father whose 14 year old son is on trial for a murder. He isn’t gonna look a 10. They have makeup on him during the court room scenes to look exhausted and distraught.
He looks great still!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/02/2020|
I agree with the comment above about the actors being too young to play well off parents. Yes, people have children young but this trend of casting 30 something's as upper middle class parents of teens has become absurd.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/02/2020|
You’ve never met a 38 year old with money? Weird.
I’ve met 28 year olds that are upper middle class.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/02/2020|
R19 Of course I have but the type of couples with college degrees and careers generally have children in their 30s. The ones born to wealth will sometimes have kids earlier but not the ones who had to establish themselves first. My point is not that they couldn't possibly be his parents but that casting of actors of Evans and Dockerys' age is statistically over represented. Having both Dockery and Evans be working class would have been more realistic.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/02/2020|
I actually find it is usually people who can’t afford to have kids that have kids. And usually young.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/02/2020|
Different people have kids at different ages, there is no set age for anything.
The mother acknowledged that she got pregnant while Andy was in Law School, so he wasn't planned.
Dockery is phenomenal in episodes 3 and 4.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/02/2020|
Caught up. It is very good. I am sad it is only like 8 episodes total. Evans and Dockery are doing great! Martell not so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/02/2020|
I’m conflicted about Martell. He’s supposed to be exasperating to some extent, but I can’t decide whether I’m responding to the character or his performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/02/2020|
Probably his performance r24. He’s pretty limited.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/02/2020|
I cant wait for the new episode tomorrow
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/07/2020|
Even though I fancy Jaeden, I still can't get over one of the most exhausting actresses ever, Michelle Dockery. She just ruins everything she is in.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/07/2020|
You fancy a 15 year old????
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/07/2020|
Evans nude or barefoot in it ?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/07/2020|
No nudity. There is no need for nudity in a show about a 14 year old being murdered in broad daylight and another 14 year old being the main suspect 🙄🙄🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/07/2020|
Upper middle-class parents of teenagers often look old enough to be the kids' grandparents. They don't start having kids until their late 30s these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/07/2020|
Again, not everyone is the same. Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/07/2020|
They’re not upper middle class. They have a relatively small house in rich town. He works for the county; she works for a non-profit.
Having said that, I’m not sure where his Audi fits in. He’s obviously not from a wealthy family. We don’t know much about her family.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/07/2020|
There is always a need for nudity when Chris Evans is involved
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/07/2020|
R10, it’s based on a book, so you could find out the answer if you wanted.
I don’t know the actual answer, but I’m leaning toward no at this point. The two other kids probably factor in, since their roles seem larger than they should be, if they’re irrelevant to the plot.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/07/2020|
Episode 5 was pretty good. It went by very fast.
JK Simmons as the dad is perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/08/2020|
What is the framing mystery? Why us Andy testifying at a grand jury AFTER the trial? It must be another case involving the same facts.
Speculation only. No spoilers from novel.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/08/2020|
[quote]You fancy a 15 year old????
He's 17 now, legal in the UK. DUH! But the series is shit boring anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/09/2020|
Moving too slowly. Better as a binge.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/09/2020|
[quote]JK Simmons as the dad is perfect.
I loved it. It was as if he slid right back into his "Oz" character Vern Schillinger. Bastard through and through.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/09/2020|
R40 telling you would be giving it away
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/09/2020|
R44 that is once, in 2001? For his first movie role.
He hasn’t done nudity since. He uses an ass double.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/09/2020|
Still not never. And I busted many nuts to it long before he became Captain America
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/09/2020|
He agreed to the “nudity” in Not Another Teen Movie because it wasn’t even real nudity. You still don’t see his bare ass.
And I doubt a man your age was jerking off to that.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/09/2020|
Chris Evans is good in this.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/12/2020|
He was naked in that movie with Anna Farris.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/12/2020|
R49 the ass shot was a double
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/12/2020|
In the present court room scenes, they talk about the mother in the past tense. So I’m guessing she’s dead.
Plus as per Apple’s leaked internal memo to production staff at Apple TV, bad people can’t be seen to using Apple products. The only two that haven’t used them So far is the pedophile and the Asian school boy. So clearly the Asian boy is the killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/12/2020|
R50 well that's disappointing.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/12/2020|
R51, it was Rian Johnson who revealed that about his movie Knives Out, the other murder mystery with Chris Evans and Jaeden Martell.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/12/2020|
I've really been enjoying it. Some great acting by both of the leads, although I did have to laugh at someone who is a d.a. handling a potential murder weapon with his bare hands.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/12/2020|
I can't imagine anything worth spending the money on Apple TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/12/2020|
R55 Apple has been giving away a free year when you purchase any device.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/12/2020|
If you don't know how to watch everything for free by now, you're hopeless.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/12/2020|
Only allowing the good guys to use apple devices is completely the sort of logic Apple would use. Totally believable that they would mandate this without any wider thinking of how this would impact story telling.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/12/2020|
It hasn’t been a problem for the past thirteen years, since it looks like no one figured it out before Johnson revealed it. It’ll really just affect mysteries where the identity of the villain is unknown.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/12/2020|
Most movies and shows only use Androids anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/12/2020|
R60 I am referring specifically to Apple TV produced content - not about promotional consideration for other shows / Movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/12/2020|
You should you check out Mythic Quest, OP! It’s truly hysterical
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/12/2020|
Stealing is not my idea of getting stuff for free.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/12/2020|
Streaming isn't stealing.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/12/2020|
Streaming without paying is stealing, unless it’s a trial or promotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/12/2020|
Just torrenting the first episode to see if you'd like this boring shitshow first, then buy it if you would. It's so moribund and comatose like Michelle has sucked the life out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/12/2020|
Really, R69? You go to all the effort to download the torrent, then pay?
Anyway, you can’t buy it. It’s for Apple TV+ subscribers.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/13/2020|
It’s Friday... you know what that means... NEW EPISODE
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/15/2020|
Does Michelle Dockery use an American accent? How good is she at it?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/15/2020|
R76 me too. I look forward to watching it every Friday. Although today I didn’t get to, so tomorrow lol.
Still haven’t seen the new episode of Mrs. America
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/15/2020|
I imagine the mom was mentally packing her bags the moment the shrink told her that the kid doesn't have the murder gene, which is apparently only inherited from the mother's side, but has all the other sociopath DNA stuff he could get from his father's side. She can leave the mess of a family life and start new somewhere else without all the dark baggage of her husband and son.
The spoiler deduction of who the murderer might be, at r51, is hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Thursday at 11:33 AM|
Man, I would've slapped the kid so hard for posting the murder story only a few days after the murder happened and keep it a secret until it came out in the trial.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Friday at 2:16 AM|
Has Jaeden presented dong or even armpits yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Friday at 3:24 AM|
Would it be too obvious for the grandfather to have hired the hit man (who is stalking the family) to pressure the creep into admitting the murder to get the kid off the hook?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Friday at 9:23 AM|
I feel like mom is about to run away. She clearly can’t handle this pressure.
Chris Evans is doing a phenomenal job. Very impressed with him.
Jaeden is terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Friday at 4:59 PM|
R80 He's fifteen, you pedo!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Friday at 8:23 PM|
R82 Jaeden got acclaim from The New York Times and others. His role is very difficult and he's doing a fine job.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Friday at 8:24 PM|
He speaks like he is 5 years old. He can’t deliver a line without sounding like a toddler. He also has one facial expression.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last Friday at 8:31 PM|
I want to strangle that little shit so bad. The parents are pretty decent, and yet he drags them into more shit by keeping secrets that come out in the worst possible times. Of course there would be almost no story if the kid would've come forward right away and had the smarts to not post that admission of murder or murder fantasy.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 12:10 AM|