What’s up this Monday?

Sarita Choudhury: Back on TV!
Sarita Choudhury is back on TV!
Sarita on NBC's "Kings"

You can see NYC-based actress Sarita Choudhury (half Brit/half Indian) on NBC’s new drama Kings.  I watched the 2 hr. pilot (on IMDB) and thought it was pretty good!  It stars veteran Scottish actor Ian McShane (King Silas Benjamin) and blonde, fresh-faced Aussie newcomer Christopher Egan (David Shepherd).  Don’t be shocked- the 25 y.o. Egan has VERY similar looks of fellow Aussie Health Ledger. 

 

Christopher Egan on "Kings"
Christopher Egan on "Kings"

He also reminded people of Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio.  TV needs MORE fresh new talent like this, not merely posers!

 

There are interesting supporting characters in Kings.  The creator based his show on the story on King David in the Bible.  It’s set in an alternate reality where America has a monarchy.   Sarita plays the (secret) love of King Silas’s life; they have a young son together.  (I saw Sarita close-up after a play reading in spring of ’08- she is GORGEOUS!)  

 

More about Sarita: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002004/

More about Kings: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137462/

 

Outside my window/balcony:

 

7:30PM today- weather much colder than SUN!
7:30PM today- weather much colder than SUN!

 

Hotties (from Battlestar Galactica):

 

Yes, he was on "Bridget Jones" movies, too!
Yes, Gaius was in "Bridget Jones" movies!

Maybe not EVERYONE thinks of James Callis as a traditional hottie, but he really throws himself into his roles!  He can be funny (like in Bridget Jones) or take on a range of emotions (like on BSG).   

Brits are the best IMHO!
Brits are the best IMHO!

 

Tahmoh Penikett (Helo)
Tahmoh Penikett (Helo)
This actor is from the Canadian Yukon- WOW!  See, hotties can be found EVERYWHERE! 
Candian Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta)
Canadian Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta)

At first I thought he could be desi (South Asian) b/c of his looks!  Maybe Pakistani?  Actually, his mom is Chinese and his dad is Canadian. 

 

Movies I watched recently:

 

A lesser known noir film w/ great acting!
A lesser known noir film w/ great acting!

 

Monty Clift shines in this pic- so does Liz.
Monty Clift shines in this pic- so does Liz.

  

"Of Mice and Men" (1992)
"Of Mice and Men" (1992)

This is an engaging, sad, and VERY well-acted film starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinese (who also directed and co-produced!)  It deals w/ issues of friendship, mental disability, loneliness, and home.  This pic is based on John Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men; it’s set in Salinas, California during the Depression. The main actors ALL hit the right notes, and do it effortlessly- no over-acting here!

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