Blast from the past

For the first time in a long time a few weeks ago, I didn’t have anything to do on Thursday night.  I was excited to watch Must See TV which, let’s face it, isn’t what it used to be. 

The Cosby Show was greatness.  Friends was an addiction for me.  Seinfeld?  Let’s just say that I was convinced that if Elaine ever met me, we would be best friends.  Forever.  I’m just sayin’.

Grey’s Anatomy had it’s rough spots the past couple of seasons, but I’m still hanging in there.  The Office has yet to impress me this season, but I did enjoy Jim and Pam’s wedding.  30 Rock is still a winner.

But on this faithful night where the entire evening was before me, I had a simple choice to make.  What should I tell my beloved DVD to play first?  What would have been a difficult decision in days of yore, was now a no-brainer.  

I chose Damon.

ian-somerhalderGo on and take a good long look.  I’ll wait for you.

This is Ian Somerhalder and he is the bad brother on The Vampire Diaries.

Before you start emailing my Mom and telling her that I have an inappropriate love for vampires, just hold your horses for a minute and let me explain.

The Sookie Southern Vampire Romance Stackhouse Charlaine books are just for fun.  And my love for Twilight is all about Jacob.  Technically, he’s a wolf.  As far as this new show goes…have you seen the picture to your left?  I REST MY CASE YOUR HONOR.

There is one little thing that creeps me out about this show.  It’s not that Damon has a tendency to suck blood from the necks of high school girls.  Or the fact that Damon’s brother Stefan can’t seem to relax his forehead.  (It’s always brooding, brooding, brooding.)  Or the fact that neither would ever pass for a high school student. 


Nope.   The thing that creeps me out the most is this:  One of the supporting characters has a grandmother. 


And it’s Jasmine Guy.


People.  It’s Whitley from A Different World.  She’s a grandmother on the show.  A GRANDMOTHER.

What has the world come to?  Was Angela Landsbury not available?  Or Shelley Winters?   

I refuse to be that old.

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November 13, 2009 4:56 pm

Yummy Ian! (I may have to check out this Vampire Diaries).

I’m right there with you Lincee – Whitley cracked me up for YEARS!!! LOL

Grey’s was awesome last night! About time!

November 13, 2009 5:00 pm

BOTH of them are sooo good looking. I can’t decide which one I find more dreamy to be honest with you. Although, relaxing the forehead would be a good plan for Stefan.

November 13, 2009 8:01 pm

I loves, loves, loves Damon (Ian)! Being bad has never looked so good!

November 13, 2009 8:53 pm

I KNOW!!!!!!!!!! And I totally agree with you on the rest – how it is really not inappropriate since Jacob is a wolf and Sookie is just fun – the books are waaay better than True Blood – plus we are having to wait until May of 2010 for more of ERIC so that does not even count right now.

Whitley should not be a g’mother maybe they got someone YOUNG since she is a witch and not supposed to look old but rather beautiful and mysterious. Plus she could totally have some type of antiaging potion. Note to self – need to get some of that just after you come back to the real world. And now the new school teacher is a vampire – I think. He was Elle’s love that broke her heart on Legally Blond and now he is a school teacher??!!?!!

Jamie Willow
November 13, 2009 9:49 pm

ROTFL! for real! I can’t believe she is the gramma! that just seems wrong.

November 13, 2009 10:43 pm

Amen to Ian!! Loving Vampire Diaries…now if I could just run into one since they have been filming close to me!!

Aimee Akin
Aimee Akin
November 13, 2009 10:50 pm

Oh no, no, no, no, no!! That is just not right. Not right! I will refuse to be old just like you. Does that work?

Colorado Cat
Colorado Cat
November 13, 2009 11:39 pm

I just turned 36 a few weeks ago and through the joys of facebook I learned a high school classmate of mine is going to be a grandmother………..a grandmother. Sure I can console myself (just a teeny tiny bit) with the fact that I was put in school a year early b/c I was born in CA and this particular classmate is a year older than me but it just sucks when my husband and I haven’t even started our own family and this woman who is less than a year older than me is a grandmother. It just still isn’t right that Whitley is a grandma! I thought the same exact thing.

November 14, 2009 10:22 am

I haven’t watched the Vampire Diaries, but I definitely miss Ian from Lost. I still refer to him as “Boone”, and I was really upset when they killed him off.

I was with you right up until that comment about Jasmine Guy. What the what?? I mean, she is 47, so I guess it’s entirely possible that she’s someone’s grandma, but it still seems completely off. Does she play the part well? I mean, is she believable as the grandma?

P.S. – I loved A Different World!!

November 14, 2009 11:55 am

I love Vampire Diaries…there, I said it. I feel almost ashamed to admit my love for a tv show that is clearly geared at 15 year olds. And I happen to like Stefan and his brooding forehead.
And as for Whitley Gilbert…Totally not old enough to be a grandma! But that being said, whenever Bonnie is at her grandma’s house I want D’wayne to show up.

November 14, 2009 4:48 pm

I enjoy Vampire Diaries as well…I’ve been a fan of Ian’s since the short lived WB show “Young Americans”! LOL @ Heidi…”whenever Bonnie is at her grandma’s house I want D’wayne to show up.” Different World is one of my all time faves!

November 15, 2009 1:51 am

Damon all the way! He is the hottest out of all the vampires on tv and movies. It’s hard to resist that sexy, cocky smile of his.

Leslie from Austin
Leslie from Austin
November 16, 2009 9:21 am

Good Lord, I could swim in his eyes all day.

November 16, 2009 10:00 am

i’m not really into the vampire hype these days, however— ian is awesome. i loved him on LOST. cannot believe they killed off Boone. dang- NOBODY saw THAT coming!

November 17, 2009 12:03 pm

I’m going to meet him (if the fates allow me to) Thanksgiving. My sister knows him

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