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Before we get started...Did anyone see House this week?
I have a Season Pass for it on my TiVo, so I see it most weeks, but I confess I have mixed feeling about it. On the one hand, I just adore Hugh Laurie. I think he is a great, smart, funny actor who looks great with a day or two’s worth of stubble on his chin, he does a great American accent (a pet peeve of mine...the bad ones, that is), and he’s an incredible piano player to boot...all things I admire in a man. But the formula of the show gets on my nerves sometimes. Week after week, a patient comes in, House insults them, he and his colleagues play Beat The Clock to figure out the disease of the week before the patient dies, and it’s all very tense, will he or won’t he come up with the answer, and then...he does. Or he doesn’t. Either way, we know exactly where the show is headed the moment it begins. We hate him and we love him. Over and over.
But this week was different. This show revealed some things about House we never knew before, like his views on God, his view on abortion, and one reason which might contribute to his...House-ness: childhood abuse. The usual mystery illness took a back seat to a story about a rape victim who chose an unwilling House as her confidante, and it was pretty interesting. He actually showed this suffering woman a shred of humanity and I liked it. It made him more real, a more three-dimensional character, not all bluster and sarcasm. I’ve often wondered how his friends can even stand being around him. This episode gave me a clue. When it was over, I said to my husband, “Tonight is the night I fell in love with Dr. House.” He rolled his eyes and said, “Great...not another one.” So I’m kind of...easy, I guess, when it comes to TV crushes. House isn’t my first and he won’t be my last, but he did show me a good time this week.
Did you tune in, and if so, did you love it or hate it?
Speaking of good times, Bellas, let’s get down to the real business at hand:
In honor of February, the month of Valentine’s Day, the month of love and romance and hearts and flowers, let’s take a moment to discuss...men. That’s right, just men. The Hot Men of Television. The men we love to watch, and the men we love to love. I’ll just name a few for your fantasizing pleasure to get us all in the right frame of mind, and it wouldn’t hurt to picture them, I don’t know, shirtless?
Mike (Hot Plumber) Delfino on Desperate Housewives
Sawyer (Hot Island Dweller) on Lost
Mr. Big (Hot Millionaire) on Sex and the City
Anderson Cooper (Hot Brainiac)
Joe and Brian Hackett (Hot Pilots) on Wings
Let’s talk about your favorite TV hotties, bellas. Who are they and why? Let’s talk about our favorite kisses (was it when Ross kissed Rachel for the first time on Friends?), or our favorite courtships (were you rooting for Josh and Donna on The West Wing?) or our favorite couples (did you love Mulder and Scully on The X-Files?) How about our favorite seduction scene? Here’s mine:
The show: Alias The setting: Sydney’s kitchen. The music: God Put A Smile On Your Face by Coldplay. The scene: Sydney is putting the finishing touches on dinner and having a glass of wine while Vaughn drinks a beer and watches her. She offers him a taste of whatever is cooking and their gorgeous faces are just inches away from each other. He takes her in his arms and he is just scorching hot and they share this insanely hot kiss and Sydney says, “Dinner’s ready”, and Vaughn sort of sexily hisses, “We do have an oven, we can reheat.” And they are off to the bedroom and I think I just melted right then and there from the residual heat.
In order to facilitate the discussion, I have compiled this not-nearly comprehensive, utterly subjective collection of TV’s Hottest Hot Numbers:
Patrick Dempsey ( Derek Shepherd, Grey’s Anatomy)
Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard, Lost)
John Stamos (Tony Gates, ER)
Crime Fighting Hotties
Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer, 24)
Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown, CSI)
Christopher Meloni (Eliot Stabler, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Bad Boy Hotties
Daniel Sunjata (Franco Rivera, Rescue Me)
Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase, Entourage)
Hotties Who Aren’t Getting Older, They’re Getting Better
Rob Lowe (Robert McCallister, Brothers and Sisters)Jon Tenney (Fritz Howard, The Closer)
Hotties That Fly Under The Radar
Hugh Laurie (Gregory House, House)
Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights)
Hottie Hall of Fame
Denzel Washington (Phillip Chandler, St. Elsewhere)
George Clooney (Doug Ross, ER)
Michael Vartan (Michael Vaughn, Alias)
All-Time All-Star Hottie For All Ages Jimmy Smits (Victor Cifuentes, LA Law, Bobby Simone, NYPD Blue, Matt Santos, The West Wing) who was and continues to be both an awesome actor and smokin’ hot in his 30’s, 40’s and 50’s
So discuss, Bellas, and let these Hot Numbers be your muses.
I’ve got to run now. I had a scary run in with a giant Rubbermaid storage container in Target today and am nursing a nasty pinkie wound. I’ll spare you the gory details, but let me just say this: I was sitting on the floor in Aisle 21 trying to pry the lid off the Rubbermaid in question while securing the edge of the container with my hands, and after much huffing and puffing the foolish thing finally came flying off, and practically took my pinkie with it. Now the pinkie is swollen to the approximate size of a breakfast sausage which is seriously cramping my typing style. I am about to fashion a crude splint out of half of a used popsicle stick and a Scooby Doo BandAid. Maybe it will help, but mostly I think it will just make me feel like Holly Hunter in The Piano.
So I’ve got that going for me. Which is nice.