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‘Superman of the Mundane’ Colin Robinson back in ‘Shadows’ season ending

The metamorphosis is complete and Colin Robinson is back…boring everyone to death.

Just call it another day (or night?) in Staten Island for the vampires of What We Do in the Shadows, Tuesday’s Season 4 with FX featuring “Sunrise, Sunset,” the old classic from Fiddler on the Roof”, ended. ”

Don’t ask…you had to be there.

On more pressing matters, Colin (Mark Proksch) reverted to his adult form as an energy vampire, dressed in his familiar drab suit and glasses, and continued to babble about his home improvement ideas — quite a change from the infant who exploded from Colin’s dead Robinson’s stomach in the finale the third season.

Through the magic of the show’s special effects wizards, Proksch spent most of this season playing with his head transplanted onto a child’s body as Baby Colin, who wore an impressive head of hair while playing video games and tap dancing (with tuxedos and tails ) in Nadja’s vampire nightclub.

In last week’s penultimate episode, Baby Colin literally overnight transformed into a headbanging teenager, smashing an ax through the walls of the “vampire residence” — and in the season finale, a hidden room/Colin Robinson archive (complete with a stack of depressing sweaters) that helped him transform back into his boring old self.

Or so.

Rebellious teenager Colin (Mark Proksch) has a heart-to-heart with Laszlo (Matt Berry) as they sit on a bed. Colin wears a baseball cap and a brown sweatshirt and jacket. Laszlo is wearing his dark vampire attire and looks a little worried.
Rebellious teenager Colin (Mark Proksch) has a heart to heart with Laszlo (Matt Berry).
"What we do in the shadows" Co-stars (from left): Natasia Demetriou, Kristen Schaal, Harvey Guillen and Matt Berry.
What We Do in the Shadows co-stars (from left): Natasia Demetriou, Kristen Schaal, Harvey Guillen and Matt Berry.

“I was surprised at how easily I slipped back into this character after spending some time as his younger self – trying to figure out all of these antics, tricks, and traits that a young energy vampire developing would have.” , Proksch, 44, the Post said.

“Play a kid’s version [of Colin] was a fun distraction from the character, and fun to figure out, and breathed new life into him for me — but at the end of the day, it was a relief to slip back into the old beige suit and the “Superman the world ‘to be banal.'”

Proksch said he spent a good chunk of this season shooting his Baby Colin scenes in front of a green screen with special effects and away from his co-stars Matt Berry (Laszlo), Natasia Demetriou (Nadja), Kayvan Novak (Nandor) and Harvey Guillen (Guillermo aka “Gizmo”).

“It was really fun and interesting and new to me,” he said. “But I missed being able to improvise freely with my castmates. We do a lot of improvisation on the show and my character in particular improvises a lot because I have to do long tangents that are really boring. At this point, the authors don’t actually write these out for me; I’m just rambling on a subject I know a little bit about, so it seems natural.

“The matter [this season] How would a kid improvise with Laszlo or Guillermo? As a 40-year-old, I wasn’t able to bring all my knowledge to bear; it would have to be something children would know. On top of that, it had to be structured around the dialogue that was filmed so that it didn’t leave much room for improvisation.

“But we were able to work around that to some extent.”

Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson in his boring season 3 energy vampire form. He is seated at a table wearing a white suit with a white vest and a brown shirt and bow tie. He is looking out of the camera and wearing glasses.
Energy vampire Colin Robinson (seen here in the Season 3 finale) returned to his old self in Tuesday night’s Season 4 finale.

Proksch said he shot his green screen scenes “sometimes” in Toronto, where “Shadows” is filmed.

“That’s how it worked [that] We found out pretty early on that shooting a season and filming my green screen at the same time was too complicated,” he said. “The special effects was another production in itself, so I got involved [to Toronto] for tests and if I was needed for a scene or two and throw in a joke or whatever. Otherwise the green screen [filming] took place after the season was filmed.”

What We Do in the Shadows will return for a fifth season. The comedy received seven Emmy nominations this year, leading to the awards ceremony on September 12 – and the cast heads to Toronto the next day.

“The fact that it’s a niche comedy and it deals with the metaphysical and the supernatural … the fact that we’re still being recognized is, I think, a testament to the writing, directing and editing of the show and everything else.” part of it. ‘ said Proksch. “Getting people to watch what is basically ‘The Munsters’ in 2022 is no small feat.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/07/superman-of-the-mundane-colin-robinson-back-in-shadows-season-ender/ ‘Superman of the Mundane’ Colin Robinson back in ‘Shadows’ season ending

Emma Bowman

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