Underrated Actor of the Week: Michael Rady
This week’s pick for underrated actor of the week was an easy one. I first noticed Michael Rady on ‘Swingtown’, one of the best shows on television that was sadly canceled after season one. ‘Swingtown’ came on my radar mostly by accident. I was studying for the California bar exam and looking for a show on Netflix that I could watch every day when I came home from class. After watching one episode, I was hooked. Needless to say, I lost an entire day of studying because I was dying to see what happened next. The show was a bit of a boundary pusher, and I think CBS had trouble promoting it. And as we know with television today, networks don’t afford shows the opportunity to “find their way.” Struggling ratings in season one means you’re canceled – and ‘Swingtown’ was an unfortunate casualty. After coming out from my television cave, I googled Rady to see what his next move was. He’s appeared on both ‘Greek’ and the new ‘Melrose Place,’ but has yet to become a household name. He should be. If you don’t believe me, Netflix ‘Swingtown’ and judge for yourself. Just make sure you have enough time on your hands to watch all of season one in one pop – because I promise you’ll get hooked.