Hump Day Hunks -- Nathan Fillion

January 7, 2015 06:36 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

I've been a fan of today's Hump Day Hunk since he played Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live. It's been years since I watched that soap, but I seem to recall the character being charming, intrepid, and incorrigible, not unlike his portrayer appears to be in real life. From there, he went on to play a number of different characters, including the evil priest, Caleb, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This brought him to the attention of the show's creator, Joss Whedon, who later cast him as the roguish and somewhat tortured space cowboy/ship's captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly, a role which he later reprised in the feature film, Serenity, and which earned him a cult fan following among Browncoats (fans of the show). From there, he played a variety of smaller but memorable roles such as Dr. Jim Pomatter in the indie film, Waitress, Dr. Adam Mayfair on Deperate Housewives, and Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. In 2009, he landed the title role of another roguish and charming character, mystery writer Richard Castle on the crime drama, Castle, which is still currently airing new episodes.


Categories: Hump Day Hunks

Tags: Browncoats, Castle, Firefly, Nathan Fillion

TV Tuesday -- Firefly

June 17, 2014 03:06 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

Another wonderful storytelling medium and one of my other big hobbies is television. Once I find shows and characters I like, I just can't get enough of them. I probably watch way too many TV shows, which is why, much like with movies, I'm rarely up to date on any of them. With the popularity and availability of TV on DVD and Netflix, I also enjoy rewatching old favorites and discovering new-to-me shows as well. My apologies in advance for potentially discussing a particular show or episode my readers may have watched a long time ago, but if I tried to stay up to date on all the shows I love, I'd never have time for writing. Not to mention, perhaps I can stir up some fond memories for you or help you discover a show you've never seen before (in the event that might be the case, I'll try not to be too spoilerish).


Categories: TV Tuesday

Tags: Browncoats, Firefly, Inara Serra, Jayne Cobb, Joss Whedon, Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity