The thing I like about epic films like The Hobbit is that, apart from your favourite actor (will the sexy Richard Armitage please stand up…), you become acquainted, and interested in, new faces.
Although we’re all about Thorin Thorin Thorin!, I think we’ve fallen for the other dwarves and it’s interesting to learn about their past and future projects.
Let me just pop a refresher pic here.
I would Kili to run my fingers through those beautiful curls and since he’s chopped them off I may actually be able to buy them on ebay 😉
Today I’m writing about another dwarf, one that is attached to the hip (and other parts if you’re a fan of Durincest…) to Kili and Thorin.
I had no idea I’d enjoy spending my evenings with Dean O’Gorman!
Here’s how it all went down.
In spring I start accumulating things to watch during my free summer months.
It’s usually an ad hoc process getting my hands on things either recommended, chosen because of a specific actor, anything with the BBC stamp on it or featuring people in frilly costumes etc.
When Magzy and I watch stuff during this time I have to be careful with what I suggest.
Unfortunately, she doesn’t share my passion for costume dramas and such, so I have to maintain a healthy balance between what my heart desires and what she’ll put up with.
After two great choices- The IT Crowd and Homeland, and two we stopped watching after an episode or two- Black Books and Miranda, I knew I had to serve up something good or pay the consequences and bear her wrath!
After much deliberating (seriously, it was close to 78 seconds!) I finally popped on The Almighty Johnsons.
It was a bold choice as I had only seen 3 episodes a while back when I was home sick (not homesick…), it’s a Kiwi production and the main plot seems a bit dodgy.
I needn’t have worries because we’re loving it 🙂
A NZ fantasy comedy/drama television series, it follows the Johnson family which consists of four brothers and a hippy cousin (ah, but is he?).
This isn’t an ordinary bunch of amusing misfits- they are actually reincarnations of Norse gods who have lost most of their powers and need to venture on a quest to restore their position in the pantheon.
Matters are complicated by the existence of goddesses who are bent of maintaining the present order and will stop at nothing to keep the brothers from reclaiming their powers.
Gods are fickle creatures and the appearance of Thor and Loki does not make matters any better.
The series is very funny, the producers rely on witty dialogue and good acting/plots to keep viewers entertained, so don’t expect any fancy CG to move things along.
Although the quest to reclaim their powers is at the heart of the story, we also follow the characters as they try to deal with very human issues.
We’ve just started season two (the third is now airing in NZ) and it’s a breath of fresh air.
The accent needs some getting used to.
We marvel at how words are pronounced, like in the one scene where O’Goman calls his brother an eeg!
The heck is an eeg, we thought.
He goes on to say: Like an eeg you need to get layed 😉
Guess he meant egg!
The brothers are lovable, and O’Gorman’s playboy character provides comic relief.
Anders is the reincarnation of the god Bragi, the poet who uses his voice to manipulate people.
By people I mean leggy blonds and by manipulate I mean get them in the sack.
Although you’ll catch yourself thinking: He’s so little, what I like is they don’t try to disguise the fact that Dean resembles a dwarf in stature, and it certainly doesn’t take away from his alluring persona.
No Tom Cruise shoe lifts here!
He is one lean mean (clad in expensive suits) seductive machine.
What can I say? Bragi’s got game and doesn’t mind bragging about it!
This is one series to watch and it’s available on YT, so do yourself a favour and go play with the gods!
I’m very excited as I never actually win anything and last week I won the lottery- just a couple of euros, but it covered some of my competition costs, and now I won a Hayse book!
Yay and thank you!