Originally Posted by John Mason
Season opener seemed too soft, resolution-wise, here. Can't picture earlier season images exactly but don't think they were so fuzzy, especially the star. Maybe she got a 'fuzz-me' clause in her contract.
Interesting... I noticed EXACTLY the same thing, and made EXACTLY the same comments to myself.
There was a scene with Shane and Silas talking, with Shane in a white shirt and tie, and Silas in a blue shirt, and the unexpectedly bright and harsh lighting reflecting off of Shane's shirt almost made it look gauze-like (or with Vaseline on the lens... you know what I mean).
It was not sharp and crisp, but more "artistic and ethereal"... with a diffusion filter. AWFUL, is how I would describe it.
You're right... looked very odd, and different. As was proposed, it might have to do with M-LP's "don't make my aging appearance and cosmetic surgery too obvious" contract clause.
I think this first show was physically produced at the same time as last season's final episodes. I think all characters will look older and more mature as the next episode(s) unfold, and we see this year's new story line develop.
From publicity appearance pictures I've seen recently I think Shane (Kevin Kline's son) has matured even more than he appeared last night. Definitely no longer the little boy he started out as.