Friday, February 02, 2007

The TiVo DiVa: Save The Rubbermaid, Save The Blog

Contest!!! One lucky commenting Bella wins a copy of Lori Foster's "Causing Havoc!"

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 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:

Medical Hotties
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.



Playground Monitor said...

Don't watch house so that part of my discussion can stop here.

Mike Delfino. Yum. Yum. And more yum.

Gil Grissom. Ditto.

Rob Lowe. Ditto (even tho I don't watch that show)

David Conrad (the hubby on Ghost Whisperer). Ditto

Maksim the dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Oh man does that guy have great hips or what???

Favorite kiss: go way back to Lois and Clark. They had a couple of "pretend" kisses but by the time that first real one happened, kaboom! And there was Moonlighting. Anyone remember that volatile first time of theirs? Kaboom again. And then the producers fu... uh screwed the show up by writing in Cybill's pregnancy and geez-o-golly the show went to hell in a handbasket.

One kiss I ain't looking forward to: Grissom and Sara. I just can't buy them as a pair. Hehe, I always wanted to see him with Lady Heather. Or Catherine even.

Now I'm gonna sound crazy, but I think a great "couple" on TV is Mr. Monk and Natalie. They're not a real couple, but it's obvious they care about each other. She doesn't enable him like Sharona did. Natalie makes him step out and confront his fears sometimes. I love this show.

I just don't watch a whole lot of TV aside from a few reality shows (I'm an AI and Survivor junkie, am currently watching Nashville Star and Grease, and will watch Dancing with the Stars when it returns). Other than those, my Tivo has CSI, Ghost Whisperer (hubby's fave), Monk and Deal or No Deal (again for hubby).

I'd rather read.

Manda Collins said...

I did see that episode of House, and while I liked seeing a more emotional side of him, it felt like a filler episode. Like the whole jail thing was over and the writers weren't sure what to do next. But I definitley love me some House. I fell the first time he snarked. And can I say how glad I am that Stacey (Sela Ward) went away. I hated her with him. Hmmm, maybe I want him to stay unattached for my sake?

Kyle Chandler--I've loved him ever since Home Front in the early '90s. He is such a sweet hottie!!!

And I have to add Eric Mabius of Ugly Betty to the list (he plays Daniel, Betty's boss). What's even sweeter was that before the SAG awards he got snagged by a reporter and couldn't stop talking about how great his wife (on his arm) and new baby were. Awww.

And though I don't watch it anymore, here's a shout out to the man whose name I can't remember, who plays the husband on MEDIUM. That guy is just sexy to me. Floppy light brown hair + big soulful eyes + sense of humor=HOT

Kati said...

Well first, can I say, that the scene you describe between Vaughan and Sydney in Alias? Well, it's just one of my favorites. We still refer to Vaughan as "The Hotness" in my house. Dayum that man is just...well, I don't even have the words. And when he does the French thing? SWOON!

Other hotties? You totally forgot Mohinder from Heroes. He's got these cheek bones that'll put your eye out. And big beautiful brown eyes.

I would class Sawyer as a bad-boy hottie. And I truly appreciate that the makers of LOST understand that Sawyer doesn't EVER need to wear a shirt. The scene between he and Kate in the cage? Well. Speechless.

And, you also left out McSteamy (Eric Dane). He falls into the category of "Hotties we don't need to speak." His character is a dirtbag, but OMG the scene where he walks out of the bathroom in a towel? Let's just say, I totally appreciated how that towel was wearing him. Mmmhmm! Did you guys see Grey's last night? I loved Addison telling him during sex that she was "Actively not thinking about him." He'd plotz if he knew it was Karev she was thinking of!

Wow. Clearly I need to get my hormones checked or something! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I loved that scene on Alias with Syd and Vaughn! After we had been waiting so long for them to finally get together, that was definitely a great scene.

I would also add Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) from The Office. I love all the practical jokes he plays on Dwight, and the snarky commentary he does for the cameras.

Vivi Anna said...

I love me some Gil Grissom and Nick Stokes, and Greg Sanders from CSI, talk about a Vivi sub sammich. Except Nick cries too much...he's a big wimp sometimes. And hell no I don't think Gil and Sara belong together...

I'm a HUGE fan of Battlestar Galactica. Jamie Bamber who plays Apollo is smokin' HAWT, and I saw an interview with him and he's an Aussie I believe...his accent is fiiine. Also Tahmot Penikett who plays Helo, is freaking awesome, and I love em even more because he's Canadian. I"m even sadly attracted to James GAllis who plays Gaius Balter, an insane doctor who just keeps doing bad things...but he's so incredibly perverted in so many ways that I adore him...oh and the guy that plays Starbucks husband...damn I can't remember his name off hand...HAWT HAWT HAWT.

Can you tell I love that show???

It's my favoritist like eva...

That's the only shows I watch.

katie said...

MK, I totally agree with you about McSteamy.

Playground Monitor said...

It's nice to see Vivs and I are on the same wavelength about Grissom and Sara. When they ended last season with that little scene of the two of them my immediate reaction was "WTF?" And then I wanted to scream "Nooooooooooooo!"

I need to run out and do a couple errands. But I think I'll steer clear of the Rubbermaid aisle at Target. *g* Sorry about yer finger. Are ya gonna sue? ;-)


Anonymous said...

I loved that my all-time favorite comedy (Wings) was mentioned in today's blog. WooHoo!

One of my favorite TV kisses... I'llpick one from Wings. It was Helen and Joe's first real kiss. Now I'm going to have to go pull out my DVDs and watch some episodes. :)

Dr. Bill Emener said...

Michelle (or anyone),
Now that Telly Savalas and Sean Connery have faded, who would be on your list of "Mature Hotties"?

traveler said...

House is great! I watch it weekly mainly because of Hugh Laurie. He is so good! Acting and enticing as ever.
As far as hotties I am in love with Kiefer. Since "24" began I have watched every single show. His presence makes the show and he is tops in everything. He can visit me anytime and do some work around the house.

Lis said...

I *heart* Nick and Greg on CSI, but I've liked Nick longer since he played on Savannah.

Hotties to add to the list - Josh Duhamel, yum. Jack from Men In Trees. Dean Cain from Superman, David Duchovney from X-files and Don Johnson from Miami Vice if your going back in time. If go with the soaps, about half the male cast of General Hospital - Maurice Berard, Ingo Rademacher, Ted King, Steve Burton, Jason Thompson...

Vivi Anna said...

Mmm, Lis, yes, Mulder. I love me some brainy HAWTNESS. I heart David Duchovny. I loved the X-Files movie when Mulder and Scully almost kissed...then she got stung by a bee...DAMN! My two favorite X-Files episodes...Small Pototates, when that shapeshifter shapes into Mulder than goes over to Scully's place and hits on her...OMG that was a great episode. And the one where Scully gets that tattoo and ends up the crazy pyshcho murderer played by her then boyfriend in real life who used to be on my other favorite show at the time...which for the life of me I can't remember the name, it was a sci-fi show, David D did a guest appearance in it, and I think it was created by the same dude that did X-Files...

Ah, now I have to research it...

alissa said...

Your list is utterly great and completely wonderful! I agree with it totally. House is a fave of mine which I enjoy. The Doc is one in a million. I also have to get my "24" fix weekly since it is so gripping and the Kiefer factor has me enthalled.

Vivi Anna said...

Okay, found it out...

Space: Above and Beyond. I loved that show. Only aired one season though. Rodney Rowland is the actor that was on that show then a guest on X-Files that also dated Gillian Anderson (Scully), now I can go about my day... LOL

pearl said...

House is always something that I watch. Cannot miss Hugh Laurie who manages to be annoyingly attractive. "24" is a must. This show with the only heartthrob I feel is worthy, Kiefer, has me panting. Love it to bits. Kyle Chandler is a cutie and enticing.

joelle said...

While I don't watch too many shows, because I am very selective. Mainly am interested in "24" which has dranw me in from the onset. Cannot overlook the divine, Kiefer. House is another one with Hugh Laurie as the arrogant and attractive doctor. Love it too.

Manda Collins said...

Vivi, Jamie Bamber is British--I only know this because I recognized him as Archie from Horatio Hornblower with Ioan Gruffud (sp) and checked him out on IMDB. But yes, he is unspeakably hot. Especially when he's all wet from the shower or sweaty...mmmm. And I LOVED that shapeshifter episode of X-Files. They were always teasing us like that. Sigh. I miss that show.

For a mature hottie (though I remember when he was less mature) what about Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock? Totally flicking my bic on that show.

Oh, and a medical hottie to add to the list? Goran Visnjik(again sp?), aka Luca, from ER. I swear he gets hotter and hotter every year.

My word ver is: suksed--draw your own conclusions...

amy kennedy said...

Manda, you know what I like best about the hubby on Medium? His goodness, I could wake-up to that voice...

Vivi! LOL you're attracted to Baltus--actually, I would be too if he'd ever quit crying--grow a pair for goodness sakes. There are so many fine men on that show.

How about the lead in The Dresden Files--help me out someone.

Dr. Bill, I think both Savalas and Connery are attractive--except for the whole "it's okay to slap a woman thing" thing. Love bald men.

kim h said...

oh contest for lori, love your books, have a nice weekend all

Lois said...

I mostly watch reruns and CNN, but there's Michael Rosenbaum aka Lex Luthor on Smallville, but my Hall of Fame is Mulder, numero uno, and Pierce Brosnan, aka Remington Steele. :)


catslady said...

All such great picks lol. How could you pick just one. Although I am partial to Mark Harmon from NCIS :)

Vivi Anna said...

Manda-man, he sounded like a Aussie. Damn HAWT no matter the accent.

Amy-I know...the first two seasons though..he was so darn cute while he was losing his mind, and he flirted with everyone.

The third season he's just a wee bit slimy...I hated seeing him get tortured though, even if he didn deserve it!!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Hey, Bellas! I'm like a crazy person today. And I know nothing about tv right now, so I always love being a tube voyeur on these days.

So, Bill writes:
Now that Telly Savalas and Sean Connery have faded, who would be on your list of "Mature Hotties"?

Thoughts from the experts?

Maria, Lover of All Things Romance said...

I can't believe David Boreanaz from Bones was left off the list! I'm in a state of shock, I adore him!

Big fan of Sawyer too, I like my bad boys!

Anonymous said...

I think Hugh Laurie is gorgeous. He's so British

Anonymous said...

I love Jack in Lost. I'm really hoping he and Kate get it together soon.

Anonymous said...

I think Kiefer Sutherland is pretty hot, and I do have a thing for House. Mmmmmm

Kati said...

Mature hotties - Well, I think Victor Garber (from Alias, and also Justice) is a hottie. But that might just be my attraction to Jack Bristow - LOL!

Or how 'bout Terry O'Quinn? He plays Locke on LOST (also, of course, from Alias).

Or, how 'bout Anthony Stewart Head? He played Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Talk about an English Major's Dream? Yowzer!

Kati said...

lis said: I *heart* Nick and Greg on CSI, but I've liked Nick longer since he played on Savannah.

OMG! I *loved* Savannah so much! I was crushed when it went off the air. I loved me some Peyton, she was just vicious!

George Eads, yeah, he's hot.

Playground Monitor said...

Blatant Grandbaby Promotion here. Vote for my granddaughter. LOL!

Mature hotties? How about Patrick Stewart from Star Trek? And Paul Newman still has those beautiful blue eyes. Yum. And Harrison Ford. And Omar Sharif. Did you see him in Hidalgo? And depending on the film, Jack Nicholson. Redford's getting a little long in the tooth but I still like him. Mem'ries... like the corners of my mind. Misty watercolor mem'ries of the way we were.

Manda Collins said...

Or, how 'bout Anthony Stewart Head? He played Giles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Talk about an English Major's Dream? Yowzer!

Oooh, good one MK! Why can't the male librarians I work with every look like that???

And, Ames, YES to the Medium husband's voice. It's delicious, too!

Vivi, I used to be really good about picking out accents, but not anymore. And yeah, who cares where Jamie Bamber hails from! His hotness is passport enough!

Carol M said...

House is one of my favorite shows. I love Hugh Laurie! :)
I noticed right away that the show was going to be different and I liked it a lot. I know they will go back to the regular fomat but I think it was good that they did this to let us understand him better.

sharon said...

Enjoy programs with real men and dramas, such as House which depicts a doctor so well. Hugh Laurie is ideal for that role. "24" is my show for life. Such emotion and drama with Kiefer who can hold it all together. Just great! Mature hotties are Patrick Stewart who is fab and Christopher Plummer who is extraordinary.

Wolfy said...

I watch so little TV that I am ashamed to admit that to have to pick a Hottie from a series would be hard. I do like Keifer, and I used to like Lucky Vanous when he played on his TV series.

But I am reading all your entries thinking that I might have to start watching some of these shows .... LOL

ellie said...

Mature Hotties - Stacey Keach and why not Dennis Quaid. The best of the youth would be for me Kiefer in "24", totally acceptable and Hugh Laurie as well.

tetewa said...

I'm afraid I don't watch House. My favorite show that comes back next week is Lost (Yipee)! Josh Halloway is delicious glad him and Kate finally hooked up. Love David Boreanez from Bones and loved him on Angel. (What a sexy Vampire) Wish I could have seen more of Stuart Townsend when he was on the cancelled and short lived Night Stalker series. (He was another sexy vampire in the movie Queen of the Damned) Sounds like I have a thing for vampires, have a great weekend everybody!

Stephanie said...

Just a few quick thoughts while I have a chance. I have watched a few episodes of House, but I could never really get into it.

Hottie Hall of Fame is definitely Michael Vartan. I absolutely loved him as Vaughn! Vaughn and Sydney were amazing together with the chemistry between the two of them. I was very sad when Alias went off the air.

KimW said...

I don't watch much TV and had to google most of the names. lol I am familiar with Josh Holloway, though. He's so good looking, great body and very mysterious. Just all around hot! I just watch the show to look at him and to see whether he's going to be good or bad.

Sue A. said...

I have a thing for British men, that accent is so sexy, but when I first heard Hugh Laurie speaking for real, it was a really weird experience. That shows how great an actor he is because I couldn't accept him out of character.

Wish I had time to list all the great men of TV, but I have to run.

Cathy M said...

You put together a great list, plus totally agree with all the other hotties the bellas added. I am another House fan, though it really wasn't my favorite episode. It was such an intellectual discussion, and by that time of night, maybe I was just too tired to appreciate it. Sounds like I should tivo the episode when it repeats and take another listen.

robynl said...

I love House and phooey, I missed the last one. I get the drift from the comments though.

Minna said...

I won't see that episode of House here in Finland until sometime in the future.

Like Teresa, I just love David Boreanez. I also love those guys from Numb3rs. Any one else here who wathes that?

ev said...

I was on the run all day and had workmen in and out delivering hubby's new TV, I never got online yesterday. Now I have to catch up!!

Ioan Gruffud is sooo hot (he's Welsh), so is Josh Duhmel, and who left off David Boreanaz?? and Grissom has GOT to drop Sara and go find Lady Heather. Can you imagine writing those scripts??

I can keep going through so many shows and men, but I have never seen House.

I like James Spader, I don't care how sleazy his character is. and the blonde guy on the show too, whose name just escapes me. But the new guy has to go- he is just icky.

Unknown said...

You gave me way too many choices!!
I can't possibly pick just ONE!

ev said...

Who says we have to pick just one???

Unknown said...

New here to RBTB. Discovered you via another blog. You ladies rock! You've already tripled my TBR pile. I've always loved mature men, so I'll add a few:
Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy - Law & Order)
Jerry Orbach (Lennie Briscoe - Law & Order - RIP, I miss that man!)
Miguel Ferrer (Garret Macy - Crossing Jordan - gruff and mature yummy!)
John M. Jackson (Admiral Chegwidden- JAG - bald and mature -I always though he was much hotter than Harm).
I'm sure there's more but I'm experiencing newbie brain freeze:).

flip said...

I love Hugh Laurie. My favorite Hugh Laurie roles are the Prince Regent in the Black Adder series and one of Cruella's henchmen in 101 Dalmations. Both Keifer Sutherland, Kyle Chandler, and David Boreanz are definitely hotties. However, don't forget, Corbin Bernson on Psych. He is just getting hotter as he gets older. Sendhil Ramamurthy on Heroes is an Indian god.
Paul Blackthorne in the Dresden Files is yummy. I guess if I had to choose, it would Keifer Sutherland who has the sexiest voice in Hollywood.

kim h said...

any winners picked from the plot monkeys blog?

ev said...

Welcome Melissa- have you caught the former Admiral on Bones yet? He plays David Boreanz' FBI boss.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Hiya, Bellas, and welcome, Melissa! Glad to have you here.

You all floor me with your TV knowledge, especially of the mens. Sam Waterston is a guy I've loved since the Great Gatsby.

I'm sorry I don't have more to say on this subject, cause I'm feeling a little left out. Isn't that pathetic?

OK off to write today's blog. And the next weeks are awesome, specially this one.

Ciao for now!

Dr. Bill Emener said...

I am intrigued and appreciative of all of the nominees for “Mature Hotties.” With nothing more than 100% objectivity, however, I think Melissa’s and Amy’s nominees were the best – most insightful and intelligent (and I assure you their statements of “I like bald men” clearly had nothing to do with it).

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone for the welcome! No, Ev I haven't watched Bones, but am going now to set the Tivo so I can check it out. Thank you for the tip!:)

AuthorM said...

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as Dean and Sam Winchester of Supernatural.

My ONLY must-not-miss show.