Thanks to Realweegiemidget Reviews for tagging me on this tag on Twitter! I absolutely ADORE talking Screen Crushes so I’m Totally doing this Tag! I can’t think of anyone to tag at the moment, so I’m gonna say anyone who reads this and wants to participate in it themselves is welcome to participate. Below are the Rules:
- You must add the name of the blog that tagged you AND those of the Thoughts All Sorts and Realweegiemidget Reviews with links to ALL these sites.. and use the natty cat themed picture promoting this post. This picture is found later in this post…
- List 5 of your all-time swoon-worthy characters from TV or Film ie crushes/objects of your affection. And also do mention the actor or actress who plays them, as you might like James Bond as played by Timothy Dalton and no one else.. etc etc
- Link to 10 other bloggers.
- Add lovely pictures, gifs or videos of those you selected.
- If you don’t have a blog (or don’t have time to write a post) join in with your choices on Twitter with this #5TheFlamingHot5ReasonsWhy Tag and tag @realweegiemidge and @Thoughtsallsort and the person who tagged you in your tweet.
- Oh…and post these rules.
Five of my Fictional 5 with the 5 reasons why:
1: George Bligh (Brett Climo) on the Australian TV show A Place to Call Home (2013-2018)
George Bligh is a country gentleman and owner of the Ash Park Estate, who just so happens to be a widower. His wife Elaine died as a civilian casualty of war when he was stationed in Darwin (It’s explained he was across the street from her when he saw her fall victim to Japanese bombing). George is the partirarch of his family with his mother, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst), sister Carolyn (Sara Wiseman) and his two young adult children, James (David Berry) and Anna (Abby Earl). According to Anna, he’s been alone for too long. George has no interest in remarrying, until he meets nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) on a ship coming home back to Australia from England.
1: George is an impeccable dresser! Suits, cardigans, robes, fedoras, you name it, George Bligh is a stylish man!
2: George is a total gentleman! George will drive anyone where they need to go, open doors for a lady, many of times will pay for neighbors’ medical expenses (often anonymously), invites guests to stay for dinner, and is open to change in both society and his own family dynamic, all while being true to his values and morals.
3: George is not-so-secretly a secret romantic at heart! On the onset, George may not seem to be a total romantic, due to his sense of duty and family, but underneath, his heart really rules his life. He wants to marry Sarah more than anything in the world, even if that means losing his family inheritance and being gossiped about for marrying a Jewish woman with a storied past. He really does wear his heart on his sleeve!
4: George is willing to see the best of people, even if this trait can be used against him. He always can see the good in someone, no matter what someone has went though in their past, he is supportive . This can get him into hot water when it comes to people who want to use him for personal, and /or financial gain, but if you’re a genuine person with legit intention, this trait works out for the best.
5: Brett Climo himself, I sense is just a total gentlemen in real life, and I know he was the perfect choice to play this character. From the looks of this article here, I instantly had total respect for him as a man… and I already had it for him as an actor!
2: Mr. Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) in the Bridget Jones Movies (2001, 2004, 2016)
Referring to the first movie, Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001): Mark Darcy may look like a stuffy, somewhat uptight barrister on the outside, but on the inside, it may be because he is unlucky in love. His Japanese wife and he divorced and now he is being setup at a turkey curry buffet with Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) (who works in publishing). While Bridget and he are mutually not interested (at first), he silently doesn’t approve of who Bridget does end up going out with… none other than his rival from university, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), who is Bridget’s boss.
1: IT’S COLIN FIRTH! PLAYING A MODERN DAY MR. DARCY! ENOUGH SAID!
2: Mr. Darcy is a barrister, what a posh job! Brains and beauty!!! He takes his job seriously and it’s admirable.
3: Mr. Darcy is the most polite man! Even when he’s challenging Cleaver to a fight, he says it firmly… but politely!
4: Colin Firth just has a fantastic voice, a voice that is listenable to! Very listenable!
5: Mark Darcy loves Bridget Jones, just the way she is!
3: King Francis II (Toby Regbo) on Reign (2013-2017)
Prince Francis may start of by being uninterested in an arranged marriage to Mary (Stuart) Queen of Scots (Adelaide Kane), but that soon changes when him and Mary come face to face again since childhood. He wants so badly not to be in love with her, yet his plan of staying professional political allies starts failing right away. However, allies and alliances shift, their parents may marry them off to other people at any moment. Francis and Mary must navigate their destinies of their nations.. and their hearts all while ruling their countries as King and Queen.
1: Toby Regbo!! I swear he is a young and upcoming British star. Reign was one of the first major projects he did. When I was 17, fall 2013, I wasn’t too thrilled in the promo pics (he was blonde on this project) but then I saw his acting and I totally fell for him! I loved his portrayal of this forgotten king from history!
2: Toby said it himself, Francis loves love! Francis was never one to hate people.. even his enemies at court. And when it comes to the love of his life, Mary, there’s a reason why they are such a beloved and fan favorite couple on the show!
3: Francis is King of France! The French Monarchy, although abolished, is a fascinating topic of history.
4: Francis and his half-brother Sebastian (Bash, played by Torrance Coombs, who is a fictional character for the show) have a great bro-mance on the show! It’s under utilized in season 3.
5: Francis’s character journey on the series!!! From being a Prince who wants to rule logically, to being ruled by his heart as King, its a real arc over the course of the show!!!
4: Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page) on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-2015)
Detective Inspector Jack Robinson of the Melbourne constabulary is a veteran of the First World War. He’s returned to civilian life and is separated from his wife, almost divorced. His life is pretty ordinary until The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, Lady Detective (Essie Davis) waltzes into his life and changes everything about it- including his heart!
1: Nathan Page, ladies!!! A rare screen role for him, as he has shifted to theater and voice over work, seeing him on screen is such a delightful treat!
2: Jack Robinson is a sharp dressed man! Hair slicked back, always ready in a grey overcoat and hat- Jack is always got the right look for the occasion!
3: HIS VOICE! Nathan possesses one of the most intriguing voices on screen I have ever heard in my life. If he were acting 100 years ago, he would have no doubt made it successfully in talking movies.
4: His flirting with Miss Fisher! Jack is so guarded about flirting with Phryne that all his unintentional efforts not to flirt with Phryne end up being flirty!
5: An element of mystery! There is so much we still don’t know about Jack, and every bit of info we get as fans is super exciting. It’s only a small part of what keeps us glued to his character (and sadly while the tv show has ended, there is some super imaginative fan-non/ fan-fiction out there!).
5: Nick Charles (William Powell) in the Thin Man Movies (1934-1947)
Nick Charles is a happily married man who loves scotch, his dog, and living off his wonderful wife Nora’s (Myrna Loy) fortune. He has retired from detective work.. or so he thought! It all changes one day when he is hired to fina a man who disappeared, the Thin Man, Clyde Wynant.
1: It’s William Powell, who plays the coolest detective!!! He is so perfectly cast!
2: Nick Charles is a dog lover!!
3: Nick and Nora are the flirtiest married couple ever! Who says courtship stops at marriage!?
4: Nick has a detecting method all his own. He doesn’t copy anyone!
5: Nick has an amazing sense of humor! He jokes around in such an elegant way, there is sometimes a delayed reaction in realizing its a joke!
Well, that was actually more difficult than I thought! It’s one thing to list off some of your screen crushes, it raises it to a whole new level when you’re asked to explain why! It was a fun challenge that really begs the question, why do you like the guy you see on screen? Thanks so much Gil! I had so much fun!!!!!