Don't you hate it when you really like something or someone and then they or it becomes really popular? I've had this happen to me several times. The latest is the rise in popularity of one of my favorite British actors Hugh Laurie.
When I first heard he was going to be on a new medical drama on American television I thought, "aw man, they're going to eat him alive." American television is, in my opinion, littered with examples of really great performers and shows being tossed aside for utter crap. I also wondered if the show would be any good. And you know what? It is. I don't really like many shows anymore. I don't know whether I'm getting harder to please or the quality of shows coming out is declining.
"House," however, is a genuinely good show and he's as brilliant as ever. It's a bit odd seeing him be so serious (and have an American accent). Oh when will America allow Hugh to be British. But I digress.
The point of the post is the fricking theivery of people! He's mine! So back off! I've been a fan of Hugh Laurie's for about 15 years now. When I was a teenager I discovered the pure joy of "Jeeves & Wooster" which I notice is mysteriously running on PBS more than it used to. I developed a crush on him back then. He's just so funny and very cute despite the fact that he's pulling a silly face most of the time. Did these people appreciate him back then? That's a big fat No!
Were they charmed by his bumbling Prince George in "Black Adder"? Did they laugh themselves silly during, "A Bit of Fry & Laurie"? Did they watch that truly awful movie, "101 Damations" because they heard he was in it? Did they read the book he wrote? Do they even know that he wrote a book called the "The Gun Seller"?
Let me guess: No, No, No, No and NO?
Tickled by his recent success I started to surf around to see if anyone had taken any notice in this country and what do I find? Oh Hugh this, Hugh that...those smokin' blue eyes...isn't he so cool... blah, blah, blah!
What the? Hey, he's my secret! Aw, son of a....! Get your own...! D'oh!
All I can say is that these's Johnny-Come-Latelys didn't put in the time. This keeps happening to me. I'll really enjoy something or someone and then everyone else steals them. Bastards!