I just wanted to echo my surprise at this performance. At the first commercial break after The Binder appeared, i told my viewing companion how much I dislike* Matt Frewer as an actor. By the end, I was so absorbed by the story and his presentation of it, I had forgotten the actor entirely. I now look forward to my usual rewatch, and will pay attention to how he portrays this character and the acting choices he made. Maybe I should give some credit to the director as well? Good writing never hurts either. (And make-up, and costumes, etc., a perfect storm of talent)
*most** of Frewer's characters are written as over-the-top anyway, so he is cast specifically to do his thing. I think I especially detested his Australian accent on Eureka. HOWEVER, I give him praise and adoration for one role, that of a man on the mini-series version of "The Stand" whose one line sticks with me: "My life for you," said many times in many slight variations, and with such emotion.
**duh, Max Headroom was gold. It was just so long ago, I had actually forgotten it until now.