Jon Hamm, photographed by Gavin Bond for GQ UK, Sep 2014.
Favorite Movies: Mamma Mia! (2008)
“Typical, isn’t it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once.”
"She’s the greatest actress that has ever walked this earth and on top of that, she has the most amazing face. What she is able to transmit with those eyes, that skin - it’s like there’s a light bulb inside her." - Penelope Cruz
Jean-Ralphio Singing At People
House M.D. (2004-2012), created by David Shore
A soap-operatic, formulaic, entirely implausible cable-netwrok hour-long medical drama… that won a couple of Emmys and lasted longer than anybody thought it would. Why? Well, the answer is simple: Hugh Laurie. You don’t watch House for the medical information (though you will learn some things, mainly that it’s never Lupus). You don’t watch House for the bodacious babes (though Olivia Wilde, Lise Edelstein and Jennifer Morrison are all great). You certainly don’t watch House because it’s a “mystery” (guess what… he figures it out in the last ten minutes). It’s not an incredible television show… so why is it so popular?
House is one of the most original and brilliant adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. Dr. James Wilson (Dr. John Watson) and House (Holmes) are a terrific duo, going head-to-head on every aspect of life, with House always arguing, and eventually being right. Instead of sexual tension between Watson and Holmes, the tension comes between House’s landlord, Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Mrs. Hudson). You could go further and claim that House’s team are all manifestations of his imagination, with Eric Foreman acting as Mycroft, and the diseases acting as Moriarty. As far as uber-formulaic television goes, House M.D. is better than 99%. But it definitely got too repetitive, and outstayed its welcome.
Anatomy of Songs [wronghands]
I didn’t even have to guess what today’s sketch dailies topic would be. So here’s my tribute I drew for a man who was so full of laughter and love. I really did cry over his loss. Aladdin was one of the films I knew him best for since I grew up with it, along with so many of his other roles. Again, RIP Robin, I’m so sorry you had so much sadness in your life, but I hope that you are in a better place, laughing like you always did for the world.