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.

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Jack needs to get his act together

22 11 2007

Men in Trees made me cry tonight which is feebleminded and rubbish but there it is.  Marin looks so vulnerable in her heidi hat.  Jack was crap.  Lynn was a douche.  At least Patrick finally got it together so there was some light in the Darkest Day.  Why is love so hard?  And why do I care so much about what happens to some TV characters?  The truth is I don’t really care about them because I know that it is not real.  But that doesn’t stop me hurting when people hurt.  And remembering what it is like to hurt like that.   Not even That 70s Show could get me out of this funk.





It’s burning a hole in my pocket

3 11 2007

So I have some spending money and I need to decide what I want to buy… as well as the usual girlie things (clothes/shoes/stuff for my mac – ok nerdy girlie things) there are a ton of boxsets I would like. So I need to decide which I REALLY want. The contenders are:

  • Angel Seasons 3 and 4
  • That 70s Show Seasons 1 – 8
  • Robin Hood Season 1
  • Lost Seasons 1 – 3
  • 24 Season 6
  • Bones Seasons 1-3
  • Dark Angel Season 1 and 2
  • Friends Seasons 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Men in Trees Season 1

I am sure there are more. Clearly, I cannot get all these. It would be obscene and I can’t afford it anyway. But how to choose? I may have to start with Angel because I bugs me not having the full set.

I am looking forward to a night in front of the TV with 100% of the control of the remote.  I intend to watch X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Robin Hood – the whole shebang.  I may even order pizza!





Round up

13 08 2007

Discovering and really liking:

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Looking forward to watching every week:

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Still watching avidly:

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

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Still not 100% sure about:

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

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Given up on:

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Watching for the gagillionth time:

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Looking forward to contining to watch for the gazillionth time:

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Going to try to watch the whole series this time:

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

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

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

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Planning to watch very soon:

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

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And finally, eagerly anticpating the return…:

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Danish Pasting

2 11 2006

I would love to regale you with all the fabulous I watched last night but I actually watched Manchester United get beaten by Copenhagen in the Champions League which was well annoying. It also meant I only watched a couple of episodes of That 70s Show although they were particularly funny.

“The Crunge”
December 17, 2002

Eric takes drastic measures when he learns that everyone in the gang, including Kelso, has higher SAT scores.

My favourite moment: Kelso getting a higher score than Eric.  WAHHH!!

“The Girl I Love”
January 7, 2003

Kitty throws a dinner party so Fez can introduce Nina to the gang, but the event turns into a battle of wills between the sexes.

My favourite moment: Hyde getting dressed up all smart because he didn’t like Jackie going to the dinner party with Kelso.





One night of TV

1 11 2006

7.31pm Arrive home
7.33pm Turn on TV, Sky + box and go into kitchen to make tea.
7.36pm Settle down in front of TV with nachos from microwave and a bottle of red wine. I am nothing if not classy.
7.37pm Select That 70s Show. Watch 3 episodes:

“Thank You”
Original U.S. Air date: December 3, 2002

It’s Thanksgiving, and with everyone at dinner, including Kitty’s mom and dad, Eric thinks it’s a perfect time to announce his engagement to Donna.

My favourite moment: When Donna is so excited about being engaged she tells Eric that despite it being a secret, she couldn’t help but tell the pretzel vendor. Aw.

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“Black Dog”
Original U.S. Air date: December 10, 2002 at 8:00

When Jackie’s dad is sent to prison, she’s heartbroken when Hyde has no comforting words for her. Kelso’s having trouble accepting the fact that Hyde and Jackie are together. And Fez finds romance at the DMV.

My favourite moment: When Hyde shaves to cheer up Jackie … so cute

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Halloween
Original U.S. Air date: October 26, 1999.

Shocking secrets are revealed when the kids find their permanent records during a Halloween visit to their old elementary school. Red and Kitty remember Halloween, 1957, the night Kitty finds out she’s pregnant.

My favourite moment: Finding out Jackie’s middle name is Beulah.

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8.49pm Watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I do love that man. So brilliant.
9.14pm Watch The Notebook.
11.05pm Watch Stealth. I know! Pretty bad, but I can’t help liking Josh Lucas. Such pretty blue eyes. I really want to have Sweet Home Alabama in my chickflick collection.
1.30pm Go to bed





Gotta get my TV-groove back

31 10 2006

From tomorrow, I have pledged to update every day for a month so I am going to have to get some serious TV watching in. For the past few days, literally all I have watched is That 70s Show which rarely warrants anything more than a cursory mention of Hyde’s weird hotness i.e. he is hot/cool on the show but not necessarily in pictures. See Exhibit A below.

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However, things are getting serious. I can’t just keep posting pictures of Danny Masterson every day. I think that would be cheating. I have no real qualms about updating my normal blog but this one is a bit more tricky… what with all the TV watching required and all… Oh well, wish me luck, people.