Thoughts

Nostalgia Porn of the 90s

You know what, you can keep your current fairytale TV shows.  I save my super sonic girly noises for older shows like Due South.  Where Paul Gross broods all sexy-like in a sleeveless undershirt.  As it snows inside his candle-lit apartment.  With the acoustic version of Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” playing in the background.  SERIOUSLY!

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I would really like to have been in the writer’s room for that conversation.

Paul Haggis (writer): And then, once we hit the chorus of the song, we’ll make it look like it’s snowing inside Fraiser’s apartment.  Like a snow globe!  But you’ll be wearing the least amount of clothes, so the ladies can get a good look at what you’ve got going on.  Sound good?

Paul Gross (actor): Um, I’m not wearing a lot of clothes in this episode.  I don’t know if the audience will take me seriously.

Paul Haggis (writer): Dude, you’re playing a Canadian Mountie stranded in Chicago.  You’re a walking, talking Price Charming in uniform!  We’ve got to play to our strongest demographic: women!  They won’t be able to turn the channel!  Don’t worry, you’ve got your whole career to play “serious” roles.

And I’m proof that it works.  Good God, does it work.  When I saw Mr. Gross playing another true blue Mountie in Barney’s Version (for all of two minutes), I literally screamed with delight.  Pavlovian response, I guess.  The proof is in the poofy fake snow.  I am such a girl, sometimes.

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