Monday, May 14, 2012
My new obsession: Person of Interest. Or Michael Emerson Y U MELT MY HEART
Lets see. Downton Abbey was a recent one. Bates and Anna gave me heart palpitations. Then there was the Mr. Gold/Belle episode on Once Upon a Time that may or may not have led to a whole evening spent making a fan video of them. Except, Downton Abbey doesn't come back till September and Belle FINALLY came back in Once Upon a Time last night but it was so much less kick butt and awesome than it could have been (although Robert Carlyle you make my heart melt too I only wish they had given you more heart melting time but I maintain hope for next week).
All that is to say, I wasn't expecting it to happen again so soon, because usually I go for a while before I find something else that hits my kinks so absolutely perfectly, but oh my word, there were moments. Person of Interest. I haven't started watching until recently, although I have no clue why because Michael Emerson oh my freak I should have known. I think maybe I was scared I was going to be disappointed after the incredible amazingness best written never to be matched character on television Benjamin Linus from LOST (in case I haven't squeed enough about him in that show already), and while I still think LOST had much more development and scope for Michael Emerson to work with, I waited that whole entire show for Ben Linus to have some sort of romantic thing and they sort of kind of went there with Juliet and that was awesome but creepy and then again sort of kind of with Alex's mom in the alternative life thing but still...in Person of Interest he has an ACTUAL ROMANTIC INTEREST who is interested back and he's a total nerdy recluse who finally found another nerdy recluse and they loved each other but he had to leave to protect her and now he's left with sitting in the park outside her apartment and making sure she gets commissions for her art and pining and OH MY WORD THE PINING and its Michael Emerson pining and its wonderful! And not only that, but the girl who plays his love interest is his actual in real life wife! How totally awesome is that? And oh my word you guys my heart is already pounding for the moment when she realizes he's alive. Gah! Officially watching all the things.
Does this happen to you too? Are there certain scenarios or specific types of characters that just get you every single time?