The Man Oscars

23 05 2008

Originally posted here.

It has been sometime since I last considered my list. Since it is a popular hit on my blog (people would rather look at pictures of pretty men than read the crap I come out with apparently), I thought I would have another look. I am changing things up though and this time I am picking winners in five different categories. Oh and I will also mention the runners-up so you know how hard it was to make my choice! I have spent WAY too much time on this. Also, I found it really hard to find pics which truly showed off the awesomeness of the guys I chose. I like to think this is because I like them for their 3-D versions more than just their pretty looks. Or it could be because I am one plane ticket away from being a professional stalker.

Best on TV (past):
Michael Vartan as Agent Vaughn (Alias)

For all the wrinkle-brow concern.  For the shoot-em-beat-em holster-wearing goodness.  For coming back from the dead, simply because we demanded it.  And don’t even get me started on when he speaks his mother tongue.

Runners up:

Bradley Cooper as Will Tippin (Alias)
Michael Weatherly as Logan Cale (Dark Angel)
David Boreanaz as Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel)
Bryan Greenberg as Jake Jagielski (One Tree Hill)

Best on TV (present):
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert (The Office, An American Workplace)

Sure, he doesn’t have the Davidoff beach bod of Sawyer or the grufty ruggedness of Jack but the Lost boys lose out to John everytime.  We really mean it when we say sense of humour is important. 

Josh Holloway as Sawyer/James Ford (Lost)
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard (Lost)
David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth (Bones)
Zachary Levi as Chuck (Chuck)

Best in Music:
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)

No-one comes close in this category.  He is ultra-talented, the essence of cool and as I keep telling my husband, I just wish he were our friend.  His voice is yum.

Runners up:

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden / Audioslave)
Justin Timberlake

Best in Film:
Christian Bale

A shameful omission from my previous list and the only Brit in attendance, Christian is hot and deep.  Very talented and also plays a superhero.  I do have a thing for Superheroes.  Don’t tell the feminist inside me.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Josh Lucas
Johnny Depp
Brandon Routh

And in the They Haven’t Made The Cut But They Are Really Rather Charming category:

Joshua Jackson
Matthew Settle
Lee Pace
James Denton
James Tupper
Hugh Jackman (as Wolverine!)
Tom Welling
Karl Urban
Ryan Egghold
Danny Masterson (in That 70s Show – it’s the sideburns!)

And finally, Best in real life (Lifetime Achievement Award):

Ricardo. No Runners- Up.

Looking forward

17 11 2007

to watching:

  • Thursday’s Studio 60 on the sunset strip
  • Tonight’s Robin hood
  • Next Thursday’s Men in Tree (Lynn Douchbag notwithstanding)
  • Wednesday’s Ugly Betty (Posh Spice!!!)
  • The rest of Angel Season 5 (Illyria! Werewolf girl! More Spike! Spike and Angel in Italy!)
  • More Dawson’s Creek season 4 (despite the carcrash prom episode which is looming)
  • Bones (DB)

skin of teeth

13 11 2007

Dawson Creek Season 4 = TV heaven. That is all.

Lows and Highs

8 11 2007

There the low points to be sure:

Joey: I can’t do it, Pacey. I can’t give you a reason to stay. I have so much junk to work through I don’t even know where to begin to process it all. I mean, how I feel about you and how I feel about Dawson…
Pacey: So you made your choice. Right there you made your choice.
Joey: I guess I have.

Pacey: Yeah. That wasn’t so hard, was it? You should have made it months ago. Saved us all a lot of time and energy. And heart ache.
Pacey: Jo?
Joey: Yup?
Pacey: I don’t even get a goodbye?


But then there’s the high points too :

Pacey: You want something, Jo?
Joey: I want to talk to you!
Pacey: No, nope. It’s a bit late for this now. I’m leaving, you can’t stop me, so don’t even try.
Joey: No, that’s not why I’m here.
Pacey: (climbs aboard True Love) So why are you here? Maybe you want to rub it in a little bit, huh? (he jumps off the boat and unties it from the dock)
Joey: Look, I don’t want to stop you, Pacey. And I don’t want to stop Dawson, and I don’t want to be stopped. Not by either of you, not by anyone. See, I mean, that’s what this whole year’s been about. We’ve been trying to stop each other from moving on and from growing up. But not you. You’re different. And you’ve challenged me every step of the way and you’ve been there every step of the way.
Pacey: (walking past her) Jo, departure time is in T-minus 30 seconds, so if there’s a point, I suggest you get to it. (he climbs back aboard. Joey thinks for a second, then turns around)
Joey: I think I’m in love with you.

That look on his face as she says it? Awesome.  This episode?  TV MAGIC.

Douche Leery

7 11 2007

I know I have mentioned this before but I find myself watching Season 3 Dawson’s Creek and it’s like Groundhog Day. Here I am, sitting before the TV, screaming at Dawson for being the most colossal douche known to TV. AGAIN. I shouldn’t put myself through it. I can’t bear everyone being mean to Pacey. I can’t bear Joey still being controlled by the puppet-master / douchebag Dawson. I can’t bear Dawson. Even Andie gets on my nerves. I am of course talking about that infamous episode, The Longest Day. It should be called The Longest Episode.  It is just awful.

I am preparing myself for the next one, the one with the yacht race, which isn’t much better. The Anti-prom one is funny purely due to its tortured Dawson quota but it is still essentially annoying. I would love this TV show so much better without Dawson. Or maybe his extreme doucheness makes everyone else look so much better.

Day One

1 11 2007

It is the start of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Postin Month) and I will endeavour to make it further than I did last year. 

I have recently been getting a daily dose of Dawson’s Creek (season 3) and Angel (Season 4) which are some of my favourite seasons of TV.  HOWEVER.  About Dawsons: 

  • Why oh why is Joey’s love interest (the one that isn’t Pacey) so wet and unappealing.  It is really annoying and insulting to think that she would even bother to look at him when he so very BLAH. 
  • Is the whole fish restaurant storyline meant to be exciting and interesting?  I cannot FF fast enough through that shit.

And about Angel:

  • What happened between Charisma Carpenter and Joss Whedon for him to so royally screw up the whole Cordelia character and evil plotline (even though it isn’t really her, it meant that Charisma had to be a bitch which is not nice to see) and then comatose her until one single episode in Season 5?  I would love to be a fly on the wall when she read that script. 
  • At what point exactly did Wes go from being an irritating but quite funny geekoid to a rather ruggedly handsome but humourless stud muffin?
  • Why was I sad that Lyla died? 
  • Am I meant to be creeped out by Gina Torres?  I will only ever see her as Anna Espinosa, I’m afraid.  Roll on Spike and season 5.

Round up

13 08 2007

Discovering and really liking:


Looking forward to watching every week:


Still watching avidly:


Still enjoying very much indeed even though it’s been cancelled:


Still not 100% sure about:


Persevering with even though it is past it’s best mainly because Tom Welling is hot:


Given up on:


Watching for the gagillionth time:


Looking forward to contining to watch for the gazillionth time:


Going to try to watch the whole series this time:


Waiting for the DVDs back before starting the whole series again:


Waiting for the DVDs to be returned so I can watch the good seasons again:


Trying find time to watch Season 5 again as I have the DVDs:


Planning to watch very soon:


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Wishing I had Seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7:


And finally, eagerly anticpating the return…: