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Scene from 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' compared to the actual trial in 1992 Video

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u/Nerrevar Expert Sep 22 '22

He's great in AHS and it's nice to see him in more things

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

His prime was still in Never Back Down, never quite got back to those heights.

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u/accidentallurker Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 22 '22

Nah, his prime was in Even Stevens

Edit: My bad, it was Phil of the future!! Still a solid show.

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u/MymlanOhlin Sep 22 '22

I'll always have a soft spot for Seth Wosmer in Phil of the Future.

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u/MymlanOhlin Sep 22 '22

Hahah, yes, Seth Wosmer was the character Evan Peters played on PotF. He was only in a handful of episodes, but he sort of stole the show whenever he appeared. Not bad for a 17 year old who only got cast as a minor supporting role!

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u/MymlanOhlin Sep 22 '22

It was for sure ahead of its time with the absence of a laugh track and the absurdist themes, which is why it was such a shame that it never got more seasons. Most of the actors didn't move on to many other huge projects, but that's part of why it's so nice to see people like Evan Peters and JP Manoux actually getting to show off their talents years later. Evan was definitely typecast as the glue-eating goofball moron character for a while there, but daring to look silly probably made him stand out from a lot of others.

Side note, but I somehow think of PotF as "the Malcolm in the Middle of Disney sitcoms" (which also happens to be my very favorite tv show). The lack of laugh track and the non-stereotypical tv spousal relationship really had an enormous effect on the show's vibe as a whole.