Tag Archive: Hugh Laurie


Amen and Hallelujah!!! The Fall season has started and tonight, three shows I have been looking forward to are on the air. We have the arrival of HUDDY on House, and the series premieres of Lonestar and Hawaii 5-0.  I am feeling good tonight and I am going to bring you my thoughts on these show.

House Season 7 Premiere:

Holy Hell! There was some major Huddy lovin’ going on tonight! The season premiere continues right where the season 6 finale left off. House and Cuddy spend most of the episode in almost total states of undress (some major Huddy sex going on… and I think Hugh Laurie fan girls were panting… A LOT.) Really, this episode was about Huddy trying to establish themselves as a couple and how they truly feel about one another and what types of obstacles they will need to overcome. It is good that there are these issues, and it is good that House and Cuddy are willing to confront these. And it was AWESOME to hear House say what we have been dying to hear him say for so long… ” I love you.” Damn… my heart melted…. and I can be quite the cold blooded woman.

There was a cute little secondary medical mystery concerning a sick neurosurgeon and the team playing CYA to keep the ER and ICU departments open It was amusing and it also helped ease the way for Olivia Wilde’s 13, to leave the show as Wilde goes to film the movie Cowboys and Aliens.

I know some people felt that House lost its way last season… personally, I disagree… but this was a very strong outing and I think we are going to be in store for more this season. I am SO happy House is back on TV! Makes my Monday worthwhile.

Lone Star series premiere: And I have been introduced to an actor that I don’t recall seeing before–James Wolk. He portrays Bob Allen, a consumate con-man with one wife and working on another wife. He was taught by his father, played by David Keith. Damn, it’s good to see David Keith on TV. I am always entertained when he is around.  Anyway,  Bob wants to go legit… tired of conning people. He just wants to love his two women (who don’t know about each other… this ain’t Big Love) and an honest job working for his first wife’s father, the always enjoyable Jon Voight.

If you blink, you can lose track of the cons and Bob’s identities; but watching James Wolk portray Bob with his different personas and the inner fight he has as he struggles stop conning while also remaining loyal to his father is entertaining. Wolk has depth, and I can’t wait to see where he goes with this series.

Hawaii 5-0 series premiere: Hello Alex O’Loughlin. I have missed you. A very good actor who hasn’t found the right show, yet. Not that CBS hasn’t tried. Moonlight, Three Rivers, been there… cancelled that. BUT… and I say BUT… methinks they have a winner with Hawaii 5-0.

I know some critics complained that O’Laughlin was kind of stiff in his role of Steve McGarrett: well, NO SHIT! In the premiere, he is in Special Forces and his father is murdered. Don’t know about you, but that would leave me less than chipper.

Anyway, due to his father’s murder, McGarrett gets recruited by the governor to create a no-holds-barred task force to combat crime in Hawaii. Sounds pretty kick ass… and it is. McGarrett recruits Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Day Kim), a female Kono (Grace Park), and the one and only Danno, played with aplomb by Scott Caan.  With this group hard at work, bad guys better take notice. There is going to be ass kickin’ aplenty going on.

I really liked watching Scott Caan play a dad here. I like the contradiction of his grumpy bad ass and soft hearted daddy. Melts a fan girl’s heart.

I enjoyed the chemistry everyone had. I enjoyed the dialog and the action sequences. Really, I just liked this show overall and I can’t wait to see more episodes. Well done, CBS… I think we found us a winner for our dear Mr. O’Loughlin.

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Jim and his Emmy... it's a beautiful thing

Oh, I am the happiest fan girl in the WORLD. Last night, one of my two favorite actors, Jim Parsons, finally won his Emmy Award for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Just watching him cover his face with his hand in sheer amazement and listening to that sweet speech made my heart flutter a million miles a minute.  I have a great group of friends on Twitter and we were holding Parsons Prayer Circles  right before his category was called. I like to think the power of fan girl prayer helped out a little!  Jim is the funniest actor on television today and this Emmy Award was well deserved and Parsons fan everywhere are proud of Jim for everything he has accomplished. Here is to the new season of The Big Bang Theory and our favorite nerd, Sheldon Cooper!!!!

On a side note: Jim, dear…. you never got back with me about being your date. Sigh… I even had a dress picked out. Oh, well…. you DO know the Golden Globes are coming up in a few short months, don’t you?  Just throwing that out there for you.

I have to admit, this was one of the greatest Emmy broadcasts EVER. From the inspired opening number with host Jimmy Fallon performing Born to Run with the cast of Glee and such luminaries such as Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Betty White, et. al, to George Clooney working his sexy self into an extremely amusing Modern Family bit, I was entertained throughout two out of three hours. I don’t watch the mini-series, so I typically have to suffer through that section of the awards… oh, well. Really, though, the time flew by and I was laughing throughout. So I say WELL DONE NBC!

On some of the winners:

YAY to Jane Lynch and Kyra Sedgewick! Jane Lynch is a scene chewing machine and her Sue Sylvester is a demon in a track suit. I love her. And Kyra has been deserving for so long for her role on The Closer. I mean, Kyra IS the closer. She truly is the show. Bravo, ladies!

Cheers to Top Chef for one of the two major upsets of the night, dethroning The Amazing Race in the reality show competition category. It was time we got some fresh blood in the winners circle.

I just wish that would extend to lead actor in a drama… WHEN IS HUGH LAURIE GOING TO WIN?!?!?! He is WAY overdue and the episode he submitted was wonderful and character changing. I mean, no offense to Bryan Cranston, but DAMN! The only good thing I can say is that he isn’t going to be eligible next year, so my man Hugh still has a shot!

Glad to see Modern Family get the best comedy nod. They are funny as hell and well deserving of the award. On the other hand… I just don’t get Mad Men. I tried watching it. Really, I did. I just can’t get emotionally involved in this show. Well… congratulations to them, anyway, on their third straight best drama award.

On the man who should host every award show imaginable:

Oh, how I adore thee, Ricky Gervais. I have followed him for years and he was the only reason I watched the last Golden Globes. He KILLED it, last night with his bit about the booze…. and who doesn’t love a good Mel Gibson dig? Oh… and beer. Leave it to Ricky to bring the booze to the party. Can’t wait until the next Golden Globes… maybe I will be there with my date, Jim. Ya never know…

Hello world. The name is Alexis and I am a fan girl. I tell you now, if it has to do with Jim Parsons, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Gray Gubler or many (many) others, I will be there with bells on.

I admit, I get REALLY fan girly– almost to the point of swooning (especially if it has to do with dear, Mr. Parsons). I love to see these people in character, but I love to learn about them, too, in the most respectful way possible.

What you will get from me is information, my swoonings and pinings, TV and music reviews and all other types of fan girly goodness… I look forward to meeting you all and I hope you enjoy.

Tomorrow I will be posting a review of “The Good Guys” on Fox. I tell you, now, if you love cheesy cop shows and pornstaches, you will LOVE this show.

Til then… MWAH!