Friday, May 25, 2007

Crib Sheet

I had some questions about who all the hot people are so I thought I'd give you a crib sheet. If I linked to them all it'd be linktastic and I'd be here until tomorrow and I'm way too lazy for that. So, I'll give you the names and you do the googling and the imdbing, k?

So in order from the top down, which brings the chicks up first.

1. The Tony Award Winning Sara Ramirez. She originated the role of the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot on Broadway but you probably know her as Callie O'Malley the beleagured orthopedic surgeon on Grey's Anatomy.

2. Kristen "Veronica Mars" Bell. Also seen as a latino loving gringo on The Shield and a grifting teen on Deadwood and in some John Waters movie that I can't remember the name of but Veronica Mars and her frequent appearances on the Go Fug Yourself web site (sorry, KB, love you anyway) are where she's come into her fame.

3. SHANE! I mean, KATE! Kate Moennig. Got her first big break playing a mischevious cross dressing private school student on the WB's first summer series, Young Americans. Now she's the slightly butch, highly sexed, superfantastic Shane on The L Word. I know that it's cliched to be a straight girl who wants Shane to take her away from it all but I can't help it, that's just how I roll.

4. Rosario Dawson. What has she been in? Well, she's been in Rent and 25th Hour and Josie and the Pussycats but I only know her, really, because she dated Josh Jackson back in the DC days and I didn't know who to be more jealous of, her or him.

5. Sandra Oh. If you don't know who she is I'm not sure I can help you. Brilliant stage actress, brilliant film actress, seemingly half normal and interesting real live human being. Credits include Diane Lane's lesbian friend in Under the Tuscan Sun; the ass kicking, motorcycle riding, Thomas Hayden Church fucking chick in Sideways; and the season finale stealing Christina Yang on Grey's Anatomy.

6. Elizabeth Reaser. Yeah, I know, you've never seen her. She's on Grey's Anatomy now (I guess I went to a GA place and stayed a while, oops) but I actually saw a lot of her last summer in TNT's Saved. She played Alice Arden the (gag) soulmate of the hot main character. Me and the other 2 people who watched that show really miss it. And we don't understand why TNT ditched it and put another hospital drama in its place. I mean, Treat Williams is nice and all but he's hot guy who starred in Saved. Send Treat back to Brothers & Sisters to bang Sally Field and give me the hot guy back, please.

7. Sara Silverman. Comedienne. She's been in a ton of comedy stuff that I never watched because it didn't seem like it'd be up my alley. Frankly a lot of it isn't but man, she's freaking hilarious sometimes. Go see her movie, Jesus is Magic. She's been on a lot of Comedy Central Roasts, she dates/lives with/bumps uglies with/is married to Jimmy Kimmel. That's all I know. Oh, and if you see JiM, make sure you stick it out to the encore of the stage show, totally my favorite part.

8. Whenever I look at her all I can think is, "Faith", which was her character on Buffy but is not her real name, nor her character name on Tru Calling (oddly enough as the title character her name was Tru) or in Bring It On or any of the other stuff she's done. Her real name is...good Christ, I'm going to have to look it up I! Got it! Eliza Dushku. Eliza. Yes. She's a good New England girl, also she usually doesn't dress up that girly.

9. Cate Blanchett. Again, you don't know Cate Blanchett? OK, she probably wasn't one of the ones you were wondering about but I'll give you a quick partial filmography. Elizabeth, Veronica Guerin, Charlotte Gray, The Gift (on TNT right now!), Lord of the Rings, Bandits, Pushing Tin and a ton of others. Go watch some. Go ahead. I'll wait here.

10. Connie Britton. Yeah, Connie is actually melting the screen off your TV once a week with her ultimate MILFness in Friday Night Lights. First became recognizable, to me at least, on Spin City in the Michael J. Fox days.

OK, on to the boys.

1. This guy's name is John Pyper-Ferguson, I totally had to look it up. Can't tell you what else he's been in, I'm just enjoying him immensely as Rachel Griffith's husband on Brothers & Sisters this season. I've taken a little guff about including him but trust me, go watch him in action and I think you'll see what I mean.

2. Joshua. Carter. Jackson. If you don't know him then clearly you've just showed up at this blog and in my life. He's my TV Boyfriend, I had to wrestle ProfDoc for him but she caved and got married so I won by default. Let's see, Pacey on Dawson's Creek, the bartender in the film version of The Laramie Project, starred in Skulls, got killed really early on in Urban Legend, played Glenn Close's son and the cradle that Patricia Clarkson robbed in a really nice Rose Troche movie the name of which escapes me, Bobby (haven't seen that yet), and a bunch of other things. He's single now, according to a web site that Steph sent me to so perhaps this whole weight loss thing will pay off. If you know Josh Jackson and you want to make him happy, e-mail me his number, k? I'll do the rest.

3. Taylor Kitsch. Er, Taylor Kitsch. He was a model and now he's an actor. He's been in like 3 things and I can only name one of them. All of the minutes of Friday Night Lights that Connie Britton isn't setting on fire are being melted like fresh lava by the TK as Tim "diamond in the rough" Riggins.

4. I don't know why I'm even bothering to type this since you'd have to have been living under a rock not to recognize this loveable recovering addict but I'll do it anyway. Matthew Perry/Chandler Bing on Friends. Also been in a number of other things but few of them are worth mentioning.

5. Anybody else love Firefly? Serenity? Did you stick it out through the last season of Buffy? How about watching all 5 seconds of that FOX show Drive last month? If so then you know this guy otherwise it's highly unlikely you've ever seen him. In order of the questions he was Captain Mal, Captain Mal, the crazy mean preacher dude who poked out Xander's eye and that guy whose wife was kidnapped to make him join the illegal cross country race and eventually pair up with the chick who played Kyle's lover/boss on that one season of Judging Amy.

6. I don't know this dude's real name and frankly there's no point in my looking it up. He plays Sawyer on Lost. He is the reason I kept at the show for as long as I did and may be the reason (besides a ton of peer pressure from the Intarweb) that I add all the DVDs to my queue. I'm sure he has a life beyond Lost but I don't know what it is.

7. James Marsters is an acquired taste. I know this. I also know that I've acquired it and there's no getting rid of it and that's A-OK with me. Yes, he's a theatre actor, yes, he started his own theatre company and produced over 300 shows, yes, he's guested on a number of really awful shows in awful roles but for now he's Spike and that's plenty for me and millions of other fans across the country. (That's from Buffy by the way, I do realize that there are people out there who aren't familiar with the show. I don't understand those people but I do know they exist.)

8. Back in the days when Wings wasn't in syndication (were there ever days when Wings wasn't in syndication?) I was more of a Steven Weber girl but Tim Daly is growing on me. Dude is 50! Looking delicious and just the barest touch of the craggy to snag my interest. Since Wings he's done a number of things, I know, like about a gazillion bad guys in Lifetime movies but he's the dude from Wings who is now smoking hot.

9. My personal favorite Heath Ledger movie is A Knight's Tale...or maybe 10 Things I Hate About You, one of those. I did very much love Brokeback Mountain and his work in it but I hold a soft spot for his early (crap) work.

10. And why not close with Hugh Jackman? He acts, he sings, he dances, he hosts the Tonys 2 years in a row, he rides a motorcycle and slices up bad guys while protecting Anna Paquin from harm, what's not to love? Can someone tell me what his breakout role was? He got super high on the celeb list after X-men but he was almost a household name before that. I just can't remember why. Doesn't matter, he's awesome.


1 comment:

  1. Who or what told you these people were hot?
    Or is this a list of your own making?
    If so, could some old people on it? I don't know many of these people. It is indeed a crib sheet and I feel a bit dirty for looking at it. Cougar that I am.
    I am all for Hugh Jackman being #1 of any list.