Aug 31, 2010

Day 8 Is Great


Day 8 of 25 day list challenge

08. Top 10 favorite movie or TV show characters of all time.


1.  My first top favorite movie or TV character would have to be from my favorite movie, and that's   Billy Madison from...Billy Madison.  S watches me take a shower (that's how I keep her entertained while I get clean) and a lot of times I quote this movie...mostly the part where he's in the bath tub (with his voice) "shampoo is better I go on first and clean the hair...NO conditioner is better I leave the hair silky and smoothe!  Oh really fool....REALLY..........STOP LOOKING AT ME SWAN!" and S laughs.  I love quoting Billy Madison.

2.  Tony Soprano from The Sopranos.  Alex and I have been watching The Sopranos from the beginning.  We are on Season 2, which he happens to own.  I heard that James Gandolfini hated the character.  I can see that.  It does somewhat glorify the american mobster.  He says the best shit though.  Really.  Tony Soprano is like the dude of all dudes, he's such a hardass, but at the same time, totally helpless and full of mommy issues. He's a middle aged out of shape mobster but kind of sexy because he is so ridiculously confident with women.

3.   Jackson "Jax" Teller  on Sons of Anarchy.  I love him for some of the same reasons as Tony Soprano.  He is so hot (sorry hubby) and so confident with women...he objectifies most women but he puts Tara (his love interest) on this pedestal that makes you want to be his "old lady" so bad.  The biker club puts their "old ladies" at the top of the respect list.  Jax is to me, the #1 badass bad boy on TV.

4.  This is so silly, but   Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City.  She is a confident, sexually open, liberated writer in New York City who is fun, carefree and sexy.  I need a shirt that says "I'm a Carrie".  Everyone thinks they are the "Carrie" type, as much as people think their kid is the cutest.  I don't necessarily want to be Carrie Bradshaw, but her character really opened up the doors for a lot of women to say "Hey, it's cool to speak openly about sex and think that fashion is important".  It also gives the lifelong single girl something to be proud of.

5.  My husband would agree with my fifth pick...the whole cast of the Golden Girls, Blanche Devereaux , Rose NylundDorothy Zbornak, and  Sophia Petrillo  .   There will NEVER be another show as ground breaking and awesome as the Golden Girls.  Did anyone think that a show about 4 old ladies would be so awesome?  Apparently someone did, and thank god for them.  I think all young girls should watch the Golden Girls to see that old ladies are cool and we should respect them because they are funny and cool and we will one day be them.

6.  This one is kind of random, but it popped in my head, Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham in American Beauty.  American Beauty came out when I was a junior in high school and it was all the rage.  It is definitely a different film, very artsy (artsy films are cool now, but were just getting cool then) and it was probably one of the first dark comedies that got me into dark comedies.  I think high school was when I really started to "get" dark comedies.  Lester Burnham is this pathetic father that has a mid-life crisis and does some crazy stuff...but you just have to feel sorry for him, and in the end he is liberated in death.  It's really a great role and Kevin Spacey is highly underrated.  Anyone who can make that character like-able is a great actor.

7.  Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and  Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) in Death Becomes Her.  Working in a cosmetic surgery office for over ten years, makes me think about this movie on a daily basis ( if you have seen it you know why).  It really is a classic comedy.  Madeline and Helen spend most of their lives in competition and being total bitches to each other and in the end they spend eternal life together.  It's just a great movie with two of Hollywood's best actresses ever.

8.  Detective Shane Vendrell from The Shield (TV show).  Alex had me watch all of the seasons of The Shield (it's pretty addictive) and Shane is that douche bag guy that you love to hate.  I think of all the characters of all time I hate him the most.  He's such as asshole!!!  I was so happy to get to the end of that show to see his demise.

9.  Dr. Gregory House on House (TV show).  I love the idea of an asshole doctor.  Hugh Laurie does the best job of being a disabled, recovering pill addict, asshole doctor who you love and respect.  I think it is so important for actors to make their roles like-able, even when the character is not so like-able.  I love Dr.House.  He is such a smart ass!  
10.  Tracy Flick in Election.  Reese Witherspoon is another actor/actress that can make any role like-able.  Election is another dark comedy that came out the same year as American Beauty, and it solidified my love for dark comedy.  Tracy Flick is such a ridiculous character.  She is that annoying over-achiever in high school and it's awesome that they made a leading role out of it.  Reese Witherspoon is so good in that movie.

This one was really hard to do!  There are so many great characters that I didn't list (obviously) and I could go on and on.  These are just ten that I could think of right now.  Day 8 racked my brain!  I need a beer.

3 comments:

  1. Dr House would definitely be on my list too! He's just so awesome!

    Hazel xxx

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  2. Death becomes her is a great movie, totally cracks me up every time I see it... I like your blog!!!

    Tracy
    www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

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  3. Nice blog, I can really hear your voice coming through. And what a gorgeous baby girl! Mine is just a month behind yours, I think. Check out my blog sometime, if you want: http://maevesmomma.blogspot.com/

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