For those who loved Will & Grace, they’ll remember some 17 episodes where Leslie Jordan played “Beverley Leslie”. Or 10 EPs of American Horror Story perhaps, or 111 other credits listed on IMDB.com. He is easily recognizable in the tweet from Sean Hayes below.
Yet for me, it isn’t the “big show” that I’ll remember him for…I confess, I didn’t particularly like him on the early EPs of Call Me Kat, or even as a guest star voice on The Great North. I didn’t really see him on Will & Grace, I wasn’t a regular enough viewer. I did, however, like him as a town official way back in ’04 for an episode of Monk, although I saw it only during the pandemic for a binge watch. He was fun back in ’93/94 for episodes of Lois & Clark that I also binge-watched.
No, for me, it was The Cool Kids. The series wasn’t great, but as the young-at-heart gay Sid, Leslie rocked the show. Sure, there were a few EPs where characters flubbed their lines and they just kept rolling which was a bit off-putting (they did the same on Call Me Kat). But he made every episode just a little bit wacky when the others were dropping into standard plot tropes.
After some fairly personal posts, how about something a lot lighter? 🙂 I follow the blog of screenwriter Ken Levine (http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2022/07/weekend-post_0823158561.html) and his recent Weekend Post talked about different actors playing different characters, mainly for the Odd Couple. However, at the end of his post, he asked about people’s favourites playing other characters, one of which was Superman. It was a fascinating idea. I confess that even though I’m more of a Batman or Spiderman fan, I do love the premise of Superman. So who DO I like best as Superman? I really had no idea. I’ve been mulling it …Continue reading →
I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge fan of serialized storytelling, whether it be in book form, television or movies. I like series. So, in a non-COVID world, I would anticipate the launch of new years to see what was coming up as premieres, try to watch all scripted shows to see if they were any good, or more pointedly, worth adding to my “must watch” list. From there, I would make a list of premiere dates, watch an EP or two, and decide — keep or ditch. There was no cross-walk between my decision to keep something vs. …Continue reading →
I don’t get too worked up about celebrities passing, which is a bit surprising perhaps given how much I love TV and movies. I generally only care about their work. But I think I’ve made it to the age where I am starting to know more and more of the actors who are passing, so the end of year tributes for 2021 seemed to have a lot of familiar names. Many of them passed early in the year and I never saw any mention, which isn’t surprising as they weren’t all big stars. Others were, and the splash was noticeable, …Continue reading →
I knew there was a new show coming called ST: Prodigy and that it was animated, with a holographic Janeway to help train a misfit crew. There have been other shows in the ST universe about raw cadets who are unseasoned but manning a star ship, but not animated nor as the full premise of the show. Episodes or books, not shows. But I figured I knew a little of what to expect, as I’ve watched Lower Decks. I assumed it was similar in concept but with the LDers running the asylum. Star Trek shows are always good for multiple …Continue reading →