In discussions of The Sopranos, people would often comment how he was a weak link acting-wise. I was in that camp. And them some people would argue the point and defend him.
Some people are determined to be nice about EVERYTHING, and will always come charging to the rescue. Insistent niceness overrides critical thought.
Anyhoo, it has been a long time since the series wrapped up and I feel solid in saying, his career has not ascended.
Feeling all vindicated and whatnot.
Sort of parallel thing might be happening with John Hamm. Fair to say that Hamm is better than Robert Iler - pretty low bar there - but people were actually nominating John Hamm for acting awards. Ridiculous. At least no one was putting AJ up for Emmys.
Anyway I predicted a lack of career taking-offness for John Hamm post Mad Men due to him just plain not being a very good actor. Like Robert Iler.
A little early to declare victory on that one but the trends seems to be supporting me.