Monday, February 3, 2014
Love Is In The Air ~ I Could Get Used To This
Before I post more Love Is In The Air aka Romantic Clips to set you up for Valentine's Day, I want to take a moment and point you toward any posts that you missed (due to all of this back-to-back posting).
First, HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY did happen on Thursday. If you missed it, click the link.
Second, Battle of the Bands also posted. I won't post the results from the voting until February 6, so there is still time for you to listen and vote.
Third, The Insecure Writer's Support Group will happen this Wednesday. If you are not participating, but want to join, please follow the link and sign up on the Linky List. The group is extremely supportive - for published and non-published writers.
I am tagging all of these Love Is In The Air (even though the hop is over) and the following is a list of all the posts with links, so that you can watch any of your favorites that you missed.
Back at the beginning of this thing I asked YOU to share what you think are the most romantic moments on the big and small screen. I posted four of them over the weekend. I will still post them if you share in the comments!
Speaking of comments, some of your comments crack me up! Over the weekend I ran all movies and several of you indicated you'd never seen those TV shows. Hahahaha. I realize I must be more clear about what I am posting, since I am doing both.
Yesterday, I posted clips from J.J. Abrams first TV show, Felicity. Today, we are going to move on to OTHER J.J. Abrams TV shows.
The action-adventure series Alias (2001-2006) was next up to bat for J.J. Abrams. For anyone who didn't watch that show, Jennifer Garner played the lead role of Sydney Bristow. Interestingly enough, she had a (very) recurring role on Felicity (as in 3 episodes). However, other Supporting Actors on Felicity also moved to Alias. Greg Grunberg was on 68 episodes of Alias (as Eric Weiss) and 68 episodes of Felicity (as Sean Blumberg). Grunberg would also go on to the J.J. Abrams show, Lost, but just for three episodes. Kevin Weisman appeared on Felicity for 2 episodes, but was a major character on Alias, as Marshall Flinkman, for 105 episodes. Amanda Foreman played Felicity's roommate, Meghan Rotundi, for 68 episodes on Felicity, but only showed up on 5 episodes of Alias.
What am I saying, by way of a long and circuitous route? J.J. Abrams loves to reuse talent.
To set up the action for this next clip it is important to know that Sydney and Michael are CIA operatives and they have been caught in a foreign country that does not look favorably upon Americans. This one is romantic for what's not said as much as is.
Roll the Alias footage:
Another show that J.J. Abrams worked on was Fringe (2008-2013). This show dealt with unexplainable phenomena... fringe science. This sort of subject matter lends itself to bizarre and kooky characters... so much fun... and Walter (John Noble) embraces it with enthusiasm. He is only a minor player in this romantic clip featuring Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and Peter (Joshua Jackson).
Roll the Fringe footage:
No kissing in that one. However, I love when they lie there just looking at each other and Olivia says, "I could get used to this." The romance is about the Happy. We could all use more Happy in our lives.