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What Jane is thankful for

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 26th 2009 9:02AM
Eric Northman, True BloodHappy Thanksgiving! It's that time of year when we reflect on all the good things in our lives, and of course, my thoughts turn to TV. Let's take a look at a few things on the tube that make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Sexy vampires. Oh my, we got lots of them this year. The Twilight Saga: New Moon's got nothin' on TV vampires. Eric Northman and Bill Compton from True Blood are definitely at the top of my list. Pictured is that hunk o' steamy vamp himself, Eric, a.k.a. Alexander Skarsgard in real life. But we also got those lovely Salvatore brothers on The Vampire Diaries. Elena certainly has some high-class problems, doesn't she? Steadfast Stefan or bad-vamp Damon? They both have their particular gifts.

Walter Bishop. Even though a little bit of the buzz has cooled on Fringe this season, Walter Bishop is still in top form. There's never been a quirkier, funnier or more heartfelt mad scientist than Peter's father. Or alternate father, as the case may be. It does my heart good to see Walter digging things out of corpse's brains while eating Red Vines, milking Jean the Cow, or sending "Astrix" out for root beer floats. There's no doubt in my mind that without Walter, Fringe would be just another mediocre sci-fi series.

Chelsea Lately. When Chelsea Handler and her "little nugget" Chuy get into one of their spats, it's the bees knees, so they say. Chelsea is one of the few talk show hosts -- make that people on TV -- who not only speaks her mind, but has gained a cult following because of it. I'm so thankful for Chelsea and her band of lovable misfits, including staff homosexual Guy Branum. They keep it real.

Nathan Fillion. You could say the cult-star has risen again in the form of Richard Castle, but he's never really been off the map. On Castle, Fillion shares snappy banter and sexual tension with Stana Katic's Kate Beckett, solving crimes and serving up one-liners like Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. High point: Dressing up as Firefly's Mal Reynolds on the Halloween episode.

Lie to Me. This show has grown on me, and I can now say I'm a dedicated fan. Watching human lie detector Cal Lightman put the screws to someone and get in their face is way too much fun. If only I had this ability, it would make my life so much more interesting. Believe me, I'm picking up pointers and now find myself examining people to see if their upper lip curls or the veins in their neck pop out.

The Prisoner. The mind-bending remake of the 1960s show has sucked me in but good. Watching Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen play mind games with each other against a barren landscape is fantastically freaky. I'll admit right up front I had to watch the finale a few times to actually get the gist of what happened, but I was riveted right up to the end. When's the next remake with Caviezel as the new Two?

Chris Colfer. As Kurt Hummel on Glee, Colfer brings it every week, whether he's sharing a tender moment with his dad or belting out Beyonce's "(Single Ladies) Put a Ring On It." His character is unabashedly gay, and I love it every time he's on screen. When he and Rachel sang "Defying Gravity" in their Diva-Off, it was definitely a defining moment in the series. Here it is again.

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FYI, that is a Photoshopped picture. It is not Alex Skarsgard's body.

November 26 2009 at 4:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Morgaine Swann

That picture is not Alexander Skarsgård's body. I don't know why somebody felt it necessary to Photoshop his face onto someone else - he has a gorgeous body, and it's much nicer than this guy's. I hate seeing this thing all over the web - people are even selling it on eBay. What an insult to Alex! He deserves better.

November 26 2009 at 10:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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