Monday, March 26, 2012
Touched by the muse
I followed all eight seasons of 24, and own all of the DVDs. Most nights, I watch an episode while working out on my elliptical.
But it's not ALL about Kiefer. As I have mentioned before, watching 24 gave me great insight into how to write a thriller - the cliffhanger endings, the random "offing" of key characters, the constant building of tension, and the ability to create a "likeable" character even when he/she does some pretty unlikeable things. A lot of people still don't like Jack Bauer...but I did.
And so, I thought it would be difficult for me to transition my love into Kiefer's role on the amazing new show, Touch.
Kiefer plays Martin Bohm, a widower whose 11-year-old mute son is a genius at seeing patterns in numbers. Martin is not Jack, though there is occasional shouting, a take-down or two, and some fast-paced action. But there's also so much more - including intricate storylines, compelling characters, and fabulous acting. When all of the story threads come together - usually in the last five minutes of the show - it's almost magical.
I can't say enough great stuff about this show. And I am so glad Kiefer is back on prime time, making my Thursday nights even better.
It's almost the end of March and April is going to be smoking busy. So I'm hoping to tag Kiefer for one more role this week - muse avatar. Sure, I know he's busy saving the world on the small screen, but let's look at the bigger picture here: I have been a faithful, loyal fan since Lost Boys. I even suffered through Bright Lights, Big City. I applauded Flatliners, gushed about Mirror, Mirror (even though it wasn't awesome), and I STILL watch 24. When the movie finally comes out in 2013, I WILL have opening night tickets.
So what do you, say, Kiefer? Should I sign you up as muse?
PS - This Sunday, I'll be joining more than 1,000 bloggers on the A-Z Blogging challenge, where we'll be blogging every day except Sundays throughout April. On this blog, I've teamed up with Jessica Bell to chat about music that has inspired us over the years - trust me, it will be an interesting battle of the bands. I'm willing to bet we don't have a single blog post in common. The "other me" is blogging about great YA books, and on the Most-Wanted Monsters blog, Judith and I will be waxing poetic about 26 creepy monsters. You don't want to miss out - those posts could save your life.