More tired & compromised. And self-deluded about how the people around him viewed him.
I would say that the Thomas Jane version of Miller does encapsulate this.
I never read him as a sleazebag.
I'd asked this question in order to differentiate a possible behavioral difference between the novel Miller and the TV Miller. As for me sensing that the "Thomas Jane" Miller occasionally comes across as a sleazebag might be a tad harsh, but I do to some degree continue to feel this way. The TV Miller's image is far from squeaky clean and he has been identified by others that he can be a dirty cop. His speared through the chest partner (Havelock) mentioned that Miller's philosophy at least in the past is to: "look the other way; take your bribe; do as little as possible". If you ever met this guy in real life and had a different "cause" than him, you wouldn't want to take your eye off him.
After episode #15 (Home) Miller is NOW a saint! That episode parallels the conclusion of the first novel Leviathan Wakes.
I don't mind Thomas Jane in Deep Blue Sea, The Punisher and The Mist. As an actor, he seems to fit into "this kind" of entertainment.
For those interested, The Expanse RPG Quickstart is available as a free download or as a modestly priced (and I would expect slightly more detailed) download.
This project was developed from a Kickstarter campaign. Not sure when pre-orders for the full game will be available, but if you're interested, you should be able to find out from Green Ronin Publishing. They've been tweeting and blogging about it.
Adding: We have now gone full circle: RPG > Novel series > TV series > RPG.
I binge-watched the rest of season 2 and 3 this weekend. Fantastic. They've really did a beautiful job of translating the story told in the novels and novellas to the TV screen. The acting, the filming, and the music are all so good. I kind of want to re-watch the whole thing from the beginning now. (And it's sent me back to the books, as it's been so long since I read the first one that I'd forgotten some details.)
Post by Sir Wearer of Hats on Aug 26, 2019 22:26:58 GMT
I’ve just finished season 2 and Holden needs a slap. Several slaps. Case in point - The Belters versus Fred Johnson, you’re friend is a Belter who says “shut up because you’re from Earth, you’ll only make things worse” and instead you speak up, read the room entirely incorrectly and make things worse.