Thursday, March 3, 2011
He looked. He looked again.
"Him?" he asked. There may have been some incredulity involved. Okay, there was quite a bit.
Admittedly, DCI Gene Hunt (aka actor Philip Glenister) from the ABC series Ashes to Ashes, is not everyone's cup of tea. But some reason he is mine. A smoking hot cup of tea.
It's not the first time I've succumbed to the irrational crush. I remember having a thing for Dennis Waterman 150 years ago when he was Terry McCann in Minder and I was about 12. (Come to think of it, Dennis and Philip share a certain... hairline or something.) I also liked Bodie from The Professionals (the dark one, incidentally, not the one with the springy hair). Prior to these crushes, I'd been into Leif Garrett and the guy who played Bo on the tv version of The Dukes of Hazzard. Hormones have a lot to answer for.
I don't even want to think about psycho-analysing the origins of my 'thing' for, ahem, mature actors with Northern accents in police dramas.
But I do want you to share in my humiliation. Tell me your irrational crush. Please.