domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2012

Blonde Ambitions Part V (The Sixties Girls)

Yes, very few of these girls/women are blonde but that is not the point anymore so just deal with it, ok? God, that inner voice is as obnoxious as the one telling me to punch random people in the street...

So, anyway, is there a better show than Mad Men. Even though some very smart people could argue that Grey's Anatomy might give it  a run for its money, I don't think so. Mad Men is Mad Men just like Proust is Proust. And you can take that tautology to the bank!

Christina Hendricks plays Joan Holloway (Joan Harris, eventually) and she does it perfectly. Best episode for her talents: "The Other Woman". She has cameos that are wonderful in Drive and Detachment. She has also played best friend to the protagonist in a couple rom-coms. But her future seems brighter than that. She is in Ginger & Rosa, in How to Catch a Monster, the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling and in Seconds of Pleasure a film by the guy that directed Nurse Betty.

Elisabeth Moss plays Peggy Olson and she does it perdfectly. Best episode for her talents: "The Suitcase". She has no new projects as of now but I will remember her in Girl, Interrupted forever and her scene with Amy Adams and Kristen Stewart in On the Road was fun.

January Jones plays Betty Draper (Betty Francis, eventually) and she does it perfectly. It is one of the most controversial performancaes and characters on the show but do not let anyone fool you. She is pure gold. Best episode for her talents: "Shoot". As I have repeatedly said on this blog she is the most beautiful woman ever. I first saw her outside of Mad Men on The Boat that Rocked, she has also played the girl in two of the thousand films that Nicolas Cage and Liam Neeson have every year and, most famously, she has been in the new X-Men as Emma Frost. She is rumored to be on the sequel and she will almost lead in Sweetwater a film that will unveil next year at Sundance.

Jessica Paré plays Megan Calvet (Megan Draper, eventually) and she does it perfectly. Best episode for her talents: "A Little Kiss". I have never seen her outside of Mad Men, even though her Imdb biography is written passionately. Her future includes a film called Standby.

Kiernan Shipka plays Sally Draper and she does it perfectly. Best episode for her talents: "Commissions and Fees". She has worked more than any of the other actresses on this post but her best role (apart from Sally, of course) is that video of Funny or Die in which she plays a psychologist to child stars and Topanga (!) appears.

miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

Blonde Ambitions Part IV (The Toddlers)

This is what happens when you procrastinate. I had planned these posts a thousand years ago. I tought about pretending to ignore the lapse of time but it might be funnier to acknowledge it.

For example, Gossip Girl has already finished (I still have to see the last three episodes, no spoilers, please!) and it looks like Blake Lively (who is a married lady (!)) will have a career in the movies. For a while at least. I loved her in Savages.

United States of Tara ended a thousand years ago and it also looks that Brie Larson will have a career in the movies. She was very good in Scott Pilgrim and 21 Jump Street.

I don't even watch True Blood anymore. But Deborah Ann Woll is still gorgeous. Yes, she is not a blonde but I don't think that comes as a surprise this late in the game, right? This is how we play in my house!

Dianna Agron isn't on Glee anymore! They have found ludicrous ways to make every character return except her. I hope Quinn is doing well in Yale. 

Do you remember that time when every episode of Modern Family was great? I do. Sarah Hyland isn't a blonde either but she is a lot of fun.

I will probably end this project in this informal and untimely manner. It's not like I'll be letting anyone down, right? This is more for me than for you. But feel free to enjoy!

jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

Ay, ay, ese negro cinturón...

El concierto comenzó como empiezan todos (con retraso) y como deberían empezar todos (con cerveza gratis). Christina sale al escenario, se sienta con una guitarra y empieza a cantar: "Nunca para ti es quizás..." Empezar con "La Distancia Adecuada" es todo menos un error.

Christina es la mujer más guapa del mundo y de vez en cuando, entre canción y canción, mientras se retoca el pelo coqueta, comenta cosas sobre las canciones que toca, los pajarracos de Serrat y Sabina y cierta cantante con nombre de lápiz de labios.

Si como yo pensabas que "Eclipse" era una canción perfecta, imposible de mejorar, espera  a ver el directo. Porque estás equivocado.

Después de un bis perfecto con "Jorge y Yo" y "Canción del Eco", Christina vuelve a salir a escena después de los aplausos y canta una canción más. Yo muero, resucito y vuelvo a morir.
Ay, ay, ese negro cinturón...