Despite this stunning age of technology, there’s still only 24 hours in a day and only so many of those hours can be dedicated to entertainment, regardless of what form it may be. I don’t get to see all my movies on the big screen, and the amount of television I find time for is even more limited; which is why I’m grateful that most series (successful or otherwise) eventually end up being available on dvd. I’m currently in a hot and heavy love affair with two series, one that came to the end of its run in 2009, the other about to begin its third season on June 13. Both are riveting. And both are not lacking in the “stud” department either.
When Battlestar Galactica premiered in 2004, I was a bit surprised that the re-imagining of the sort of cheesy sci-fi show I remembered from my childhood was not only serious in nature, but being taken serious by critics and viewers alike. Having just recently started watching it on dvd, I was immediately blown away by the writing, the acting, and just how engrossing each and every episode is. Right now I’ve just finished watching season 3—oh my gods, I can’t believe that 4 of the “final 5” Cylons were revealed all at once—and can not wait to sink my teeth into the final season.
Speaking of which, the other show I’m completely addicted to at the moment is True Blood, the HBO series that details the co-existence of vampires and the locals in a fictional town in Louisiana. The series is created by Oscar winner Alan Ball, who also created another fave (but now deceased) show of mine, Six Feet Under. As season three gets ready to launch soon, I’m approaching the conclusion of the first season, with the second season on deck. Like Battlestar Galactica, True Blood is loaded with gifted actors, including Oscar winner Anna Paquin, and superb writing. You can never be sure of what’s going to happen next, and when it ends up being the final scene of the episode, you’re left wanting more, more, more.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy both shows is the casting of some of the male characters. Talk about fuel for the fantasy fire.
On Battlestar Galactica, my dream lovers have been narrowed down to three. In order of preference, top (if only) honors go to sexy Jamie Bamber, who portrayed Lee “Apollo” Adama. In one especially memorable scene, Jamie is wearing only a bath towel wrapped around his waist, a towel that comes dangerously close (but not close enough) to falling to the ground. I don’t know how many times I played, paused, rewound and repeated that scene. Fuck, what a body. Almost as sexy are Tahmoh Penikett (Karl “Helo” Agathon) and Michael Trucco (Samuel Anders), but when all is said and done, my hard-on belongs to Bamber.
Some of the actors on True Blood also have me under their spell. Aussie born actor Ryan Kwanten has a delicious surfer’s body and I hate to admit it but one of the things I like about the character, other than his almost insatiable sexual appetite, is that he is a bit of a mess; a hot, naked a lot of the time kind of mess, but a mess nonetheless. Stephen Moyer (vampire Bill Compton) and Sam Trammell (bar owner Sam Merlotte) are also not lacking in charisma, and the recent introduction of tall and tasty vampire “sheriff” Eric Northman (played by blond beauty Alexander Skarsgard) has me craving more of him in the remaining episodes of the first season and those which follow in seasons 2 and 3.
So while the “normal” television season may have ended for most shows, there’s still plenty of lively and lusty entertainment to be enjoyed on the small screen this summer… in between checking out hot gay porn sites, that is!