Ok. That time again. New obsession post. At first I sort of held back a little because, you know, it wasn't really an obsession, it was just that I kinda liked them, and it was really just the one show, and... suddenly I found myself watching obscure episodes of shows I don't actually like for split-second glimpses of them when they were young(er) and being too busy tracking down 10-year-old articles to update LJ. You know how it goes.
Joanne Kelly. Jaime Murray. Joanne has these dark brown thick *curls* and really cool blue/gray/brown eyes and shoots rifles and watches nothing but sports (preferably hockey) on TV and *swoon*. (The sport-watching is not something I would ever do, but is a trait I approve of in a lady actress.) Jaime (yes, it's spelled like that because she's named for the Bionic Woman. The BIONIC WOMAN.) has long thick black hair and amazing dark eyes and an awesome British accent and a bit of a vicious sense of twitter-humor and *swoon*. It was mostly their hair that made me fall for them, though. Long. Dark. Glorious. On any given day I'll be a little bit more into one than the other, and it switches at the drop of a hat. They're both born in the late 70s, which makes them 10 years younger than my usual crushes (but gives me hope that one day I will fall for someone my own age in RL).
To make everything even better, they're on Warehouse 13
together, with subtext like I haven't seen since Xena. (I had the W13 vs. R&I discussion a way back.
) They play characters who are really really cool, and who pass that Bechdel test
as well. Now, as for HG's investment in Myka, I will admit to selective interpretation - BUT, selective interpretation means it's *there* and it's not the way it usually is where you have to wear slash goggles and man-blinders in order to conjure up the remote possibility that the women are even aware of each other.
Other things they've done include Jaime's fantastic show Hustle
which is objectively brilliant in all kinds of ways. Joanne has done the Jack Hunter
miniseries, which *I* like, because it has gorgeous vistas and cool artifacts and reminds me of Relic Hunter
, and she also played an insanely sexy vampire on The Dresden Files
and the most adorable little actress on Slings and Arrows
. And Most Awesome of All Things Awesome - Jaime will play Lucy Lawless's bosom buddy on the upcoming season of Spartacus
, which is a fandom-collision that's up there with Lucy on The X-Files
and Marlee on The L Word
Today is a Myka day. I just watched 1x09 - Regrets
and so much angsty!Myka and so many pretty closeups and and and... MYKA!
Friday was a Jaime day. (Yesterday never happened.) Jaime had these... interesting moments in some of the Hustle
interviews where I have to admit that while she is a fantastic actress, I was worried that her personality wouldn't quite meet my high expectations of awesomeness (I've had a good trend lately, Christina with the sarcasm, Amanda with the hilarious, Chely with the gay and articulate, and Joanne has proven her dorky awesomeness in interviews with Eddie: "This dude is gonna lose his mind and kill us all!"
); case in point, a lot of moments LIKE THIS
, Adrian making some intricate character point, Jaime in the background absentmindedly chewing on a thumbnail and staring off into the sky... But then on Friday Julie Benz signed Jaime up for twitter which gave us all these fantastic awesome slightly vicious 140-character banter. *SWOON*( A few awesome twitter exchanges under here!! ) ( And some pictures of the lovely ladies under here! )( ...and a couple of YouTube clips for good measure! )