Archive for the ‘Tim DeKay’ Category

Five More ex-Boyfriends Headed for TV!

August 27, 2009

Okay, so we already knew about Paul Gross in Eastwick (ABC, Wednesday, Sept. 23), Tim DeKay in White Collar (USA, Oct.), Alex O’Loughlin in Three Rivers (CBS, Sunday, Oct. 4), Chris O’Donnell on NCIS:LA (CBS, Tuesday, Sept. 22), and Timothy Olyphant on Lawman (FX, 2010) (okay, okay, he’s not an ex-Boyfriend YET, but he will be soon enough).

BUT I just found out today that five more ex-Boyfriends will be starring or co-starring in shows coming to cable and network television this fall/winter.  Man, I might have to quit my day job just to keep the DVR from exploding.  Life is good.  (p.s. Know of any other new shows coming soon that star old Boyfriends of the Week?  Hit the comments!)

We’ve got:

James Marsters playing terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley in SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica. (Jan. 2010)

John Hawkes playing a new character on ABC’s Lost — some kind of businessman described as “scruffy, edgy, and charismatic.”  You had me at “scruffy,” ABC. (Jan. 2010)

Chris Noth co-starring with Julianna Margulies in CBS’s The Good Wife, a series about a stay-home mom who finds herself reentering the workplace after her husband’s very public sex and political corruption scandals land him in jail.  Sounds terrible.  Sign me up.  (Tuesday, Sept. 22)

The delightfully-voiced Clancy Brown co-starring in ABC’s new lawyer drama, The Deep End, which will focus on a law firm and its fresh-faced recruits.  While I’m definitely sick (and tired) of lawyer shows, those are two adjectives I’ll likely never apply to my feelings about The Clance (which sounds like an STD but isn’t; if it were, I’d be happy to contract it, though), so clearly I’m on board. Plus, Tina Majorino!  Yay!  (TBA, Fall)

And last, but certainly NOT least,

James Tupper, humina humina, coming to NBC in Mercy, a medical drama told from the perspective of nurses and described as having “a totally unique point of view.”  You know, except for all those other shows on TV right now about nurses.  Oh really, like we care if this one’s unique.  As long as nobody tries to tidy up his hair, I’m in.  (Friday, Sept. 23)

(By the way, I was going to reduce this photo of JT a bit.  But then I decided life’s too short for cropped photos of James Tupper.  You’re welcome.)

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I’m Crazy Busy! And So Is Tim DeKay!

August 24, 2009

Sorry the blog has been a bit dead the last week — I had family in town last week and am about to enter the week before my best friend’s wedding as well, so don’t expect much over the next seven days!  You’re lucky I’m still alive, frankly.

timdekayTo tide you over, I’ll be posting a review of District 9 this week, and also wanted to mention that I was watching Psych the other night and saw an ad for a new USA series starring ex-Boyfriend Tim DeKay!  It’s called White Collar and will be debuting this fall.  It sounds sort of like Catch Me If You Can, as it’s about a con artist (Matt Bomer) who finally gets caught by an FBI agent (DeKay) and instead of being sent to jail, gets put to work by the Feebies helping them catch other elusive criminals.    Could be fun.   And, of course, I’d watch Tim DeKay do (almost) anything after falling madly in love with his Jonesy in HBO’s Carnivale.  (I say “almost” because even DeKay couldn’t save Tell Me You Love Me from the abyss of self-important inanity.  Win some, lose some, Timmy.)

More soon, swearsies!

Eh, Give Me Another Week. . .

September 14, 2007

Last Sunday, a new series started up on HBO, a channel we still subscribe to at our house primarily because we’ve been too lazy to call Dish Network and cancel it (we got three months free when we signed up and still haven’t canceled now that they’re charging us for it — yes, I do believe “suckers” is probably the right word here, thanks).  I’m probably going to cancel as soon as the new TV season starts up because there hasn’t been much on lately, but I thought I’d give their newest series a try just in case it ended up being something I thought might be worth staying with now, instead of catching on DVD later (especially since it can take YEARS for HBO shows to hit DVD).

Tell Me You Love Me sounds intriguing in theory — it’s a show about four couples in various stages of marriage:  an older couple, one of whom is a sex therapist; a couple with kids who are no longer having sex at all; a couple desperately trying to have kids who are starting to feel resentful about sex; and a couple having sex all the time and trying to decide whether or not they want to commit to getting married in the first place.

Unfortunately, if every episode is going to be just like the pilot, I won’ t last too much longer.  Most reviewers of the series have commented on the startling amount and graphic nature of the sex scenes on the show, and while I enjoy a decently done sex scene as much as the next human being, there was just way, way too much of it for my tastes in episode one.  The sheer quantity of copulative scenes in the hour-long pilot detracted so much from the story for me that, after the third or fourth one, I started to feel like I was watching the episode in a room with the writer, who wouldn’t stop yelling into my ear, “Look! We’re allowed to feature REALLY GRAPHIC SEX in our show! Hey! Did you notice the REALLY GRAPHIC SEX in our show? Isn’t it NEAT how we have so much REALLY GRAPHIC SEX in our show?”

Yes, it’s a show that is supposed to BE about sex.  But, in my opinion, a show about sex has to be primarily about the characters having the sex and not quite so much about the sex itself. If you get that balance wrong, what you have instead of “smart television” is “stupid porn,” and, frankly, if I wanted to watch stupid porn, I’d just use the Internet and save myself the $12/month HBO fees.

That said, as someone who has been in a relationship with the same man for fourteen years now (hi, honey!), I could relate to quite a lot of what each of the couples were experiencing, and that has definitely made me want to see more.  They’re going to have to buckle down and really focus on the characters, and not just their naughty bits, however, before I can really commit to sticking with this series.  But the actors are great (Tim DeKay, sigh. . . so handsome!  And I’ve always loved Ally Walker too) and the premise certainly has promise.

In other words, HBO says “Tell Me You Love Me,” and for now, Meg replies, “Eh, give me another week. . .”

I’ll report back in the comments of this post once I’ve seen episode two, which airs this Sunday night on HBO.

Cast:  Tim DeKay, Ally Walker, Jane Alexander, Adam Scott, Sonya Walger, Michelle Borth