Monday, October 06, 2008

Whatcha Gonna Do?

It's election season so I'm flip flopping. Things get serious but then I have to get frivolous so I don't lose votes in the swing states. Swing states like frivolous, don't they? If they don't just let me know, I'll do whatever they like. In the mean time though...

Today my 10 Things Tuesday is Bad Boys, some of my favorites in no particular order.

Michael Chiklis made a name for himself as the sweet Commish but he's best known for being Strike Team leader, Vic Mackie. Bald is extremely beautiful.

Barney Stinson is awe.....wait for it....some! Back in the day I loved Doogie Howser but eventually I grew up and realized how ridiculous the show was. I did not have high hopes a couple of years ago when this new sitcom boasted Neil Patrick Harris's talents. Was I ever wrong. And wrong has never, never felt so right.

There are a lot of reasons you might not recognize this one. It's Charlie Hunnam who is currently holding his own alongside Ron Pearlman and Katey Segal in Sons of Anarchy. His young maverick (DRINK!) biker dude looks nothing like this photo. That's OK with me, though. Is it OK with you?

Need one say more about Craig Ferguson? He's bad in so many ways and it makes me feel good all over. (Craig, call me! Did you see that maverick joke up there?)

What? You thought I was going to put together a set of bad boys and my favorite boy wouldn't be on it? It's like you don't know me at all. From Pacey to Peter, it's not a huge leap, more of a slow maturation, like good whiskey. He's bad in a good way, a man who will rebel against the powers that be to make sure you get extra hot fudge on your ice cream. It's the kind of bad you can take home to your Mom. Or in the case of Pacey's early teacher-seducing days perhaps the sort of bad you'd want to keep away from your mom. And your older sister and your professor...

Ah Alex Karev. Justin Chambers, a model and a model father of 5 I think, is playing the quintessential single dude in a show where people get engaged every other scene. I love it when people rebel against marriage. It helps if they carry you, er, someone away in a grief-stricken prom dress, though.

Omar is probably the baddest boy on this list. He's a hit man, a stone cold killer who loves with all his heart. (I LOVE YOU BACK!) He can also (SPOILER ALERT) survive a 4 story fall and live to kick the ass of his ambushers. He's got his own special brand of morality and I love it.

No, this time, really, need I say more? Robert. Downey. Jr. Classic bad boy from Less Than Zero to Iron Man and everything in between.

Dean Winters is going soft in his old age. He played Ryan O'Reilly on Oz, a truly bad boy, then he moved over to Rescue Me where, in the face of Dennis Leary, he only had a prayer of being the badish boy. Now he's playing the nicest guy in the apocalypse on The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If we were going by current work I'd have to bump him. No can do. I've loved him too long.

James Marsters as Spike. Slurp. Never has bloodsucking looked like such a delightful idea, though I haven't seen True Blood yet. When he cut off all that blond hair I just wanted to rub my face all over his scalp stubble. Too much information? Oh well.

Here's a bonus for you. My friend Paul Sparks. If you run into him tell him he needs a web site, I'm sick of chasing him down all over Off-Broadway via rumors and hints. Bad boy, Paul!

I'll do bad girls next but I'm going to need some suggestions to get me started.


  1. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Thank you, Kizz! This got my day off to a great start. Yummy.

  2. You're welcome, Considered it a Congratulations on Your New Job gift. :)

  3. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Hooboy! Nothing like starting off your day with the tinglies....

  4. Wait a second. Wait just one damn second.
    Am I crazy? or did you give me a James Spader label and no James Spader?

  5. Chrome, I gave you an Okie, what more do you want? :)

    I reread and I don't seem to have given you a label with no Spader. I gave you James MARSTERS and I talked about Less Than Zero in Downey's section and Spader co-starred in that but I didn't pull a blatant bait and switch.

    Once I get out from these shackles of office work I'll give you some Spader, though. Just can't do it while my boss is looking over my shoulder.

  6. Oh, this was a FANTASTIC idea (and not only did I know who Charlie Hunnam is, but I'm secretly (?) in love with Jax right now...).

    Hmmmm. Bad girl suggestions. I'm going to have to go with Sarah Ramirez from Grey's. She can be very, very bad - so bad, in fact, that she might be able to convince me to switch teams, even if only for an inning of two....

  7. Oh God, I physically twitched when I saw Spike. Love him so much.

  8. Let me guess which part of you twitched. Bet it was the same for me. :)

  9. Chili, why keep it a secret? I'm intrigued by him and I'm glad they're not making him into the good boy all the time. He's using his bad to reach the ends he believes are good. I can get behind that.

    OH to get behind that!

  10. Anonymous8:05 PM

    After reading your "couple of innings" comment, Mrs. C., I'll repeat something I've said multiple times - Mr. Chili made an excellent choice! :)

  11. Anonymous8:29 PM

    Let's see, bad girls for Kizz, bad girls for Kizz...

    Are we talking bad as in evil, or bad as in good but badASS? That makes a difference, you know.

    Assuming we're talking bad as in evil, how about these choices:

    Sharon Stone circa "Total Recall" and "Basic Instinct."

    Elizabeth Hurley circa "Bedazzled."

    Michelle Pfieffer circa "Batman II."

    Famke Janssen circa "Goldeneye."

    Rebecca Romjin-Stamos circa the "X-men" movies.

    Kristanna Loken circa "T3."

    Alison Doody circa "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

    Monica Bellucci circa the last two "Matrix" films.

    Kelly Hu circa "X2" and "The Scorpion King."

    Lauren Hutton circa "Once Bitten."

    Tia Carrere circa "True Lies."

    That's eleven, anyway. Does that help?

  12. Paul Sparks is on facebook.
    I stalked.