As I am wont to do, I was stalking one of the blogs I follow, that belonging to the lovely Paige Randall, got wind of the Screen Characters Blog Hop, and invited myself to join the party…with Paige’s blessing, of course.
What’s a Screen Characters blog hop? you say.
It’s simple: name your ten favorite TV or Movie characters, then nominate ten friends to do the same.
Dude, I’m in because really, what do I love more than making lists of nonsensical, unimportant shit? Okay, okay, I do kinda like a kiss on that spot on my throat and I will never turn down wall-shaking, earth-moving sex
but close behind is pointless list-making, especially that of the pop culture variety.
So let’s do this shit.
1. Denise Huxtable, I could wax poetic for years and it would not begin to touch on the significance you played in my life. Suffice to say, you made me love my full lips, my out-of-control, curly hair, and my brown skin. And that is some deep shit.
2. Thelma and Louise, together, because I cannot have one without the other, and I simply must have them. Their tragic tale of friendship, the difficulties we face as women on a daily basis, and how sometimes shit gets so fucked up and desperate, that going over that cliff with your best girl is the only option, has stuck with me all these years later. I laughed and cried the first time I saw this film in the Castro district of San Francisco, and I still cry every time I watch it. Also, these two, goddamn, they are So. Fucking. Hot.
3. Tami Taylor, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Your strength and your vulnerability, your hard lines and your soft curves, your spunk and your fire. The way you walk in those cowboy boots, the perfect fall of your hair, your growl and your twang. I love how you fight for yourself and then turn around and kick anyone’s ass who messes with your man. I love your wrinkles and your freckles and that little dance you do. You epitomize the dichotomy of the feminine and the badass, and you do it so fucking well. Seriously woman, you are perfection. Texas forever, bitches.
4. Can we add a boy up in here? Yes, let’s. Han Solo because I am a Star Wars geek and he is all kinds of awesome – the snark, the snarl, the hair. That and the fact that for years, I thought I was going to grow up to be him. Which is just another way of saying I’ve wanted to be a snarky badass for a long fucking time. Also, can I add that as a grown woman, I quite love the way Han’s holster slings around his hips just so…
5. Gus Fring, you sexy bastard. You took an amazing show and made it even better. The chemistry between you and Walter was electric and seasons 2, 3 and 4 of Breaking Bad are some of the best on television. Your friendly, laid-back exterior hid the vicious meth distributor I loved to hate. No wait, I take that back – I think I simply loved you. Your brand of evil was Machiavellian, perfectly plotted and planned, thorough, sick, and twisted. Watching you and Walt dance around each other every Sunday night brought the joy and mister, your death scene was epic. POLLOS, baby, POLLOS.
6. Satanica Pandemonium, you make me all kinds of nostalgic. I was living in Fort Greene when Dusk Til Dawn came out and at the time, the movie theatre in Fulton Mall was still open, so a bunch of us walked down Dekalb to check it out. I will never forget the utter silence that befell my small group of guys and girls when Satanica walked onto that screen. We were mesmerized by her impossibly sexy hips, perfect breasts, stunning face. Her everything. I don’t recall being so affected by a woman’s entrance onto the screen as I was by Hayek as Satanica. It’s campy and silly and absurd, but it’s supposed to be. And she owns it. Every fucking second of it. And we loved it. Every fucking second of it.
7. Four. I’m a sucker for voices, so the minute he opened his mouth, I was kinda sold. Coupled with his quiet devotion to Tris and this sappy bitch is his forever. Because really, that scene in the movie where Tris goes to stand next to Four on the train, and they entwine their fingers and both breathe sighs of relief, that scene is everything. You know you love it. Also, it doesn’t hurt that Theo James is perfection…just saying.
8. Coach Taylor, because you’re smart enough to marry Tami. Because you know to shut up when Tami gets that look. Because you can shoot that look right back at her, but make it smoldering and hot as shit. And because you said one of my favorite lines ever: “I need a drink. I need a scotch-flavored drink.”
9. Hermione Granger, the little girl in all of us, sitting in class, desperately raising our hands, only to be ignored repeatedly until it becomes painfully clear the teacher has no choice but to call on us. Hermione made it cool to be that girl because really, that girl is all kinds of awesome. I wish I had a Hermione growing up because she is the business. She is the one running shit. She is the one saving folks. She is the one. Plain and simple. Bombarda!
10. The Bride, because when I grow up, I want to be as badass as you. And look as fucking sexy doing it.
That was hella fun. Who’s got next?