Monday, March 26, 2012

Touched by the muse

It's no secret I love Kiefer Sutherland. I have since Lost Boys where of course he played a vampire. Huh...I guess he was kind of my first paranormal crush.

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?

- Dawn

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.

11 comments:

  1. Aaah, hubby got me into 24, we just finished season 3 last night! It really is a great way to see how to keep your stakes high and definitely those cliffhanger endings!

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    1. Cortney - you'll be sad when season 8 ends! I cried like a baby. LOL Hope you enjoy the rest - and thanks for stopping by the blog. Heading over to check yours out...

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  2. Same with Cortney, my husband made me add it to our Netflix queue and I became addicted! And mostly because of those darned cliffhangers! I've heard great things about his new show on a few other blogs and am bummed cause I'll have to wait til it's out on dvd to Netflix it :) See you in the A to Z challenge!

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    1. Hope, I admit, I have been waiting TOUCH for a long time and practically threatened my husband when he jokingly suggested we cut cable and turn to Netflix. Not going to happen. I love Touch. I think you will, too. Good luck in the A-Z!

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    1. Thanks Alex! I'm pretty excited about them. Thank you for co-hosting this again...what a great way to meet new bloggers...and force daily writing!

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  4. I honestly don't think I've seen ONE episode of 24 all the way through. There are just so many good shows out there, that that one just didn't make the cut! I know many who swear by it, though!

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    1. Anything with Kiefer ALWAYS makes the cut.

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  5. Had to stop in at Through th Looking Glass to say hi. I'll check out your A to Z posts. They sound great.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll head over to your blog for a peek. See you in the challenge :-)

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  6. Had to stop in at Through th Looking Glass to say hi. I'll check out your A to Z posts. They sound great.

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