Top Ten Television Crushes


Inspired once again from a post over at The Sporadic Chronicles Of  A Beginner Blogger, thought I’d post what female characters / actresses I’ve crushed on in television… Not quite as easy as my movies list (click!) I’ll admit, but interesting to compile none the less … in no particular order.  Warning… slight spoilers may appear.

Rachel Green in Friends

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A fan favourite but the ‘every guy’s ideal girlfriend’ appeal of Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Rachel’ in the hit sitcom is the basis of why Aniston continues to be one of the most likeable actresses around today.  Her on/off love story with on-screen boyfriend ‘Ross’ was also one of the highlights of the show.

Daphne Millbrook in Heroes

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Arrogant but spunky, an expert thief who has the ability to run like The Flash but hides the fact she was actually a paraplegic before her ‘powers’ kicked in … so a vulnerable side too.  Played wonderfully by Brea Grant.

Maggie in The Walking Dead

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Tough, very attractive and her often troubled love affair with on-screen husband ‘Glenn’ really makes this show increasingly watchable.  Helps that Lauren Cohen’s a fine actress too, and can handle a machete like a ruthless killer.

Joan Holloway in Mad Men

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When I first saw this red haired bombshell, I thought … wow, who is this actress?  Yes her character may be a bitch, but as seasons continued, we did get to see a gentler side, and damn, that face, those lips…I could go on.  Christina Hendricks is what they were talking about when they coined the phrase ‘…and God Created Woman’.

Kate Austin in Lost

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Evangeline Lilly’s vulnerable, feisty and sexy performance as the duel love interest of both ‘Jack’ and ‘Sawyer’ really held this complex, often infuriating but non the less enjoyable show together.  Great to also see Lilly now appearing in The Hobbit movies…makes for a wonderfully alluring elf.

Jane in Breaking Bad

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Jessie’s ill-fated girlfriend, the manipulative and sexy Jane as played by the beautiful Kristen Ritter may only have a small appearance in the acclaimed show, but her legacy lingers on throughout.  Also those dangerously seductive lips and eyes…ahem.

Sam in E.R.

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Played by Linda Cardellini, this tough talking, single mother may have the ex husband from hell and a troubled son, yet her beauty and vulnerability make her one of this long-running shows best characters.

Buffy in Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Ok the fan boy in me was tempted to go for Willow, but really this is crushes and Sarah Michelle Geller’s tough, quirky and sexy Buffy summers is the reason this show was such a massive success.

Taylor Townsend in The O.C.

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Played by the gorgeous Autumn Reeser, this character appeared air-headed bimbo but was actually very funny and adorable … helped she was stunning too!  Must be all that Californian sun.

Dr Jennifer Melfi in The Sopranos

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From the acclaimed mob drama, how could I forget the smouldering sexiness of Dr Melfi, as played by the lovely Lorraine Bracco?  Made for a big part of the TV show, and the on/off sexual chemistry between her and the late James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano was almost unbearable … even if it never went ‘there’ between them…

Have you any favourite TV characters that got you all hot under the collar?  Feel free to post a link if you have a list of your own.

Lost In Heroes


The other week I decided to get back into acclaimed TV show ‘Lost’.  I had watched the first two seasons but was unable to get into season three as it vanished from terrestrial television here in the UK and bought by satellite company ‘Sky’.  Grrr.  Which I don’t have.  Double grrr.

So you might ask what did I watch in those wilderness years between the end of season two and now purchasing the third season on DVD?  Well my main show of choice was The Sopranos, of which I have collected the entire six seasons on DVD and loved every minute of it – yet sadly that show is no more.  So then came along Heroes, the show it seemed everyone was talking about at one stage, but I missed most of season one on tv so got hold of it on DVD for XMAS.  As a family we sat down and watched the rather fascinating concept of seemingly normal folks who learn they have incredible abilities, such as series cover-girl Claire, an indestructible cheerleader who seems to be the key to the whole show… ala ‘Save the cheerleader, save the world’ – a phrase that quickly took off and over the course of 25 exhilarating episodes, I fell in love with Heroes.

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Season Two was met by some disdain though, blighted as it was by the writer’s strike, it was a pitifully short eleven episode run, and wasn’t the ground-breaking burst of adrenaline the opening season was … the creators going for a slower, more relaxed approach.  I still loved it though and any further adventures of these great characters was destined to please me no end.  I therefore await the ‘back to form’ season three with baited breath!!!

In the mean time though, I have season three of Lost, a show I really did like, its mystery and its overall concept seeming fresher than anything I had seen on TV in years… helped on by the incredible cast of diverse characters – all with their own stories to tell and their own mysteries.  This is a show that has so much you can do with it, so much to say and also enough brains to keep you guessing at the same time.  I’m enjoying what I have watched recently, and yes I know I am a little behind, but the freedom that DVD offers in being able to watch one of my favourite shows ‘when I want’.  Makes up for whatever I haven’t seen.

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So to close, we have two shows, both with their own unique qualities, some negative press along the way but most importantly, well written and well acted with each episode making you hunger for the next – as all quality television should be.

What I’ve been doing lately…


You may have noticed a lack of new posts in the past few weeks.  Well to be honest I haven’t been watching as many movies as usual, but for anyone interested, I have been spending my free time playing Halo 3 multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto IV (as previously mentioned) and more recently trying to complete Resident Evil 5 and also play newly-purchased game Fable 2.  Busy times you might agree, at least as far as videogaming is concerned.

I am of course planning to get back on track soon with a forthcoming review of Star Trek on cinema, and maybe even a write up on my two favourite TV shows:  LOST and HEROES.

 

More soon.