Julia Vilas Boas: CSI- Crime Scene Investigation: Featuring Elisabeth Shue

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Source: Julie Vilas Boas– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

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I first came across Elisabeth Shue in in 1987 or 88 when I was 11-12 years old and I saw her in Adventures in Babysitting. Which I think was her first major role, but I’m sure others know that better than me. Saw her in Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown which came out a year after in 1988. Leaving Las Vegas from 1995 with Nicholas Cage. And then she sort of had a drought after that, or at least I wasn’t seeing her in anything or seeing any of her roles. And sort of has a comeback role with CSI Las Vegas in late 2011 where she replaces Marg Helgenberger as the deputy director of that CSI office on in Las Vegas.

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Source: CSI Files– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

CSI is a great fictional law enforcement show and I believe the best cop show since the original Law & Order show from the 1990s. And that even includes Law & Order SVU and is a great network show that is actually worth watching. They deal with very serious issues and crimes with most of those crimes being murder and yet have a real lighter side and streak with their cast and writing. With very funny people on that show and not just Ted Danson, but Elisabeth Shue, Wallace Langham and others. And the team on that show gives the impression that the like each other, like working with each other, and like joking around with each other. The Ted Danson and Lis Shue characters, have a long history with each other pre-Las Vegas and have great chemistry together.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Jorja Fox, on CSI Las Vegas

I wasn’t a major viewer of CSI before Liz Shue came to the show in late 2011 and started catching it on reruns on USA a year later or so and noticed she was not only on the show, but Marg Helgenberger was gone who was obviously one of the best people and characters on that show, but with her leaving and Lis Shue coming on, the show definitely changed. Not saying it became better or worst, but certainly different. I believe Ted Danson and Lis Shue, give CSI a comedic touch that it perhaps didn’t have before. People who not only work hard, are dedicated to their jobs, and are very good at their jobs, but also know how to have a good time, notice the stupid and ridiculous and are able to make fun of it in an intelligent way. And with them together the show is just more entertaining.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Chris Evert, CSI Las Vegas

Not to take anything away from Bill Peterson and Marg Helgenberger, who were both major parts of the early success of CSI and big part why this franchise is so successful and why CBS has been so dominant as a network the last 15-20 years, but Ted Danson and Lis Shue, both have strong comedic and dramatic backgrounds. I mean Ted Danson, was the star of two of the most popular sitcoms ever with Cheers and Becker and was very funny and great in both roles. As well as several successful movie comedies. And a lot of Lis Shue’s background in movies have been in comedy. And they both have strong dramatic backgrounds as well and combine both genres very well into one role.

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Source: Cuatro– Elisabeth Haonois & Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas. In case one Lis is not enough.

I just love watching and listening to Elisabeth Shue on CSI. She has that great voice, face, and personality, sense of humor, that almost makes her seem like a kid and immature, because she’s so adorable physically and personally and yet she’s also a hell of an actress, very funny and great to look at. Gorgeous, very tight body, generally wearing tight outfits of the show. Tight blouse or short tight t-shirt, short jackets, and tight denim jeans and boots. Who even with her adorable presence and persona, is not someone you want to mess with, because she can kick your ass.

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Source: CBS– Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

Ted Danson and Lis Shue, aren’t CSI Las Vegas all by themselves, they’re just the two main stars of that show. Perhaps what the show is built around. George Eads, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois, and others are important as well. I already mentioned Wallace Langham, but Jaclyn Smith ( from Charlie’s Angels ) is a great guest star as Langham’s mother. I just believe the show is better with Danson and Shue, than it was with Peterson and Helgenberger. Even though you could have a great debate about with woman is better looking, Marg Helgenberger a gorgeous sexy redhead, or Lis Shue, a gorgeous sexy blonde, but that’s for a different debate.

Julia Vilas Boas: CSI- Crime Scene Investigation: Featuring Elisabeth Shue

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A&E: Longmire- Katee Sackhoff’s Striptease

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Source: A&E– Deputy Sheriff Vic Moretti, played by Katee Sackhoff

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I guess I got into Longmire accidentally. I’m sure I saw advertising for it before I decided to start watching it every Sunday night for the first three seasons, but didn’t think much of it at first. Until I was flipping around one late night and caught this show again accidentally which can happen when you’re up late and not sleepy and kind of bored with nothing else to do. And I ran into Longmire and saw a scene with Deputy Vic Moretti ( played by Katee Sackhoff ) going through hotel rooms looking for either a suspect for evidence. This was the first season back in 2012 and I was thinking this is a beautiful, sexy cop, in a tight western cop outfit, kicking ass. This show might be worth watching.

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Source: TV Fanatic– Deputy Sheriff Vic Moretti, played by Katee Sackhoff 

Longmire is a lot more than just one gorgeous, sexy cop, who wears a tight blouse, skin-tight western denim jeans, that look like they’re as tight as steel, with western boots. With a beautiful body, who also happens to be adorable with a very sweet voice and smile. Longmire really is a great cop show. But let’s just say the show was either mediocre or cheesy, but with a great lead actress who is also very sexy who is always wearing the outfit I just described and always on the move or kicking ass in that sheriff’s outfit, I would still watch it loyally, just as long as Katee Sackhoff or whoever that actress is for that show is a major player on it. Just to check her out, unless my girlfriend or wife knew why I was watching Longmire and was with me at the time. Then I would just check out my romance partner instead.

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Source: GFY Cat– She has my attention 

As I said before, Longmire is a great show. It’s not just Katee Sackhoff kicking ass in skin-tight jeans and boots or doing other sexy activities, like I don’t know performing at the local bar and doing something like a striptease in her sheriff’s outfit. Robert Taylor does a great job as Sheriff Longmire. Lou Diamond Phillips ( as Longmire’s informant and occasional partner ) is also great on the show. Katee is more than just sexy eye candy on the show and does a great job as well. The writing is good and at times even very funny. The plots are good and gives people the impression that even though the show takes place in the middle of nowhere American-Indian country in Wyoming where there’s more cattle than humans in the town and county, there’s actual real crime that happens there with real criminals, that you need a real credible and qualified police department to deal with it successfully.

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Source: GFY Cat– Katee Sackhoff, poetry in motion 

But what got my attention initially with Longmire, was Katee Sackhoff who I never heard of before Longmire, I guess I’m just not that much of a sci-fi fan and never watched Battlestar Galactica. But again I first saw Longmire because I was flipping around one late might and ran into it and noticed Katee Sackhoff who I didn’t know of previous and never even heard the name before. The name alone got to me about her because it’s so interesting and very ethnic. Perhaps Germanic or Northern Slavic and looking at her face I could believe either. And then I watch her on that show and started researching it to see what’s it about and when the show will be on again, etc so I can watch it again.

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Source: When Acting is Not Enough– Vic Moratti’s striptease 

Longmire to me represents what great shows look like that you don’t just have to go for substance and just make your show about great acting, writing, storytelling, but with very plain looking people on it who at least dress very plainly or perhaps aren’t very sexy at all physically. Similar to shows like Law & Order SVU, Chicago PD, CSI Las Vegas, and other shows like that you can have great shows that have a lot of substance in it, but that also bring men and women’s attention to it because they want to check out the beautiful sexy people on it, while they’re also looking at the great show and hearing the great writing and delivery on it. Which is why Longmire is a great show, because it has great substance and style.

A&E: Longmire- Katee Sackhoff’s Striptease

Matthew Lee: Electric Horseman 1979- Starring Jane Fonda & Robert Redford

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Source: Roger Ebert– Robert Redford & Jane Fonda, are electric 

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The Electric Horseman is not a great film. It’s a very entertaining movie, a very funny movie especially Robert Redford where you really see his quick, underrated, comedic wit, timing, and improvisation in this movie. Not saying Redford is Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, or Paul Newman, when it comes to comedy, but he’s a very skilled comedic actor who doesn’t need direction or a script to be funny and you see that in this movie. You also see a lot of his comedic skills in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid ( one of my favorite movies ) and what you also see in Butch and Sundance and The Electric Horseman is Redford with a mustache. I actually think he looks good with a stache and perhaps others do as well.

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Source: Colorado Springs Gazette– Jane Fonda & Robert Redford or Bob & Jane 

To me at least Electric Horseman is a typical Sidney Pollack movie where he mixes in drama and comedy. He has a movie that is about a serious issue and in this case a movie about a horse literally being stolen or horse napped ( if that’s a real term ) but he puts funny people in the movie who are also great actors. Tootsie from 1982 I believe is another example of a typical great Pollack film. By the way, Jane Fonda also has an important role in this movie where she plays a reporter who is covering this story about essentially a washed-up cowboy in Redford who steals this horse, because he doesn’t want to see this horse being doped anymore and just used as a show horse. Sonny ( played by Robert Redford ) career as a cowboy as fallen so far that he’s now been reduced to doing cereal commercials on this horse.

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Source: Alamy Stock Photo– Jane Fonda & Robert Redford- damn, these boots are tight 

Sonny steals the horse in the dead of night and takes him out to the Nevada desert with the plan of releasing the horse so no one else can find him and bring him back. And similar to Smokey and the Bandit he how has the local state police in Nevada chasing him to bring back the horse and arrest Sonny. Alice ( played by Jane Fonda ) is a local Las Vegas reporter who has been tapped to cover this horse show with Sonny and gets the scoop that Sonny has stolen the horse and manages to catch up with them in the Nevada desert with no one else following her out there. And tells Sonny that she’s not working with the police and simply wants to cover the story and show the people what he’s up to and present Sonny’s story to the public. She eventually gains his trust and he allows her to follow them.

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Source: Alamy Stock Photo– Robert Redford & Jane Fonda or Bob & Jane 

This is not a great movie and sort of has this Hollywood idealist vibe to it with a famous cowboy, who somehow believes that animals in this case’s a show horse, perhaps has the same rights as humans. When he knows for a fact that horses are raised to race and be used for transportation and serve at the pleasure for humans and in some cases even be used for food. With Jane Fonda not playing an overly idealistic hippie radical Socialist in the movie, but simply as an objective reporter ( or that’s how she starts out ) looking for a big story and to advance her career in TV news. So the plot is a little unbelievable, sounds like complete fiction, but the story is very entertaining and funny with a great cast.

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Source: Movie Pins– Hollywood Goddess Jane Fonda. No ordinary Jane.

What you also see in this movie is that it relates very well to the world of fashion, especially women’s fashion. The movie comes out in late 1979 and perhaps made in 79 or 78 at the start of the designer jeans revolution. Pre-1978 or perhaps even 1977, you rarely saw American women in tight jeans and boots at all in Hollywood or on TV, even in westerns or action movies. In The Electric Horseman, Jane Fonda is wearing skin-tight designer denim jeans in boots, for about a hour of the movie. You also briefly see her in black leather jeans and boots when she meets Sonny for the first time in the desert. She’s also wearing a short and tight suede jacket and if you’re familiar with Jane Fonda, you know that she’s obviously a beautiful, sexy woman, adorable as well. ( Whatever you think of her politics ) And this movie and style just fit her perfectly in the movie.

 

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Source: Matthew Lee: The Electric Horseman 1979- “When Was The Last Time You Were Surprised?”– Jane Fonda & Robert Redford 

Marilyn Monroe The Ultimate Collection: Marilyn Monroe and The Making of The Misfits

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Source: Google– Direstor John Huston & Marilyn Monroe 

Source: The New Democrat

Just a personal note first.

Have you ever seen a gorgeous woman or any woman in general, look better in Levi’s and boots, than Marilyn Monroe? If you look at The Misfits movie you have about 40-45 minutes of Marilyn in dark wash Levi’s denim jeans were she’s either wearing a tank top of white blouse and about 10-15 minutes or so of Marilyn with a blue Levi’s denim jacket as well. And keep in mind, this movie was made in 1960 wear women weren’t wearing tight jeans including Levi’s on a regular basis at least on TV or in the movies. And you have this gorgeous baby-faced adorable blonde with a beautiful body in these dark wash Levi’s and boots.

 

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Source: Google– Marilyn Monroe & Clark Gable 

Women were barley wearing pants at all on TV and in the movies back then and if they were wearing pants at all, generally they were business pants. Tight jeans and boots for women especially that combo, didn’t become common and mainstream for American women until the late 1970s with the designer jeans revolution. Marilyn was sort of like Catherine Bach ( who played Daisy Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard ) in The Misfits as far as style and looked gorgeous and sexy during the entire movie.

As far as the movie itself it wasn’t a great movie. It was entertaining and at times pretty funny. But Elie Wallach who was one of the best actors at least of his generation and in this movies is right about the word misfits. The four main characters in the movie including Marilyn, but also with Burt Lancaster, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, and Montgomery Clift, were basically all drifters who went from place to place and got involved in this or that. Gary Langland, ( played by Burt Lancaster ) Guido, ( played by Eli Wallach ) and Pierce Howland, ( played by Montgomery Clift ) were all Nevada cowboys but they were part-time cowboys at this point.

Roslyn Taber ( played by Marilyn Monroe ) and Isabelle Steers ( played by Thelma Ritter ) were even bigger drifters than the cowboys. Roselyn was just recently divorced and not knowing where she was going from there and how where her life was going. Isabelle was Roselyn’s friend but perhaps even more of a drifter than Roselyn and just being with her friend to help her out and try to start over. They end up in Reno, Nevada and stop at a bar which is where they meet Gary and Guido and start to get to know each other. And they tell the two woman that they’re cowboys which is where Roselyn gets interested and find out that Roselyn has nowhere to stay and Gary brings her back to his cabin.

The Roselyn character is so sweet, adorable, and innocent in the movie. Idealistic and naive and overly idealistic as well. Expecting people to better than they actually are. Marilyn was literally the kid in the movie both figuratively and literally. With the other four main characters all having real world experience and knowing people for who they are. The seen when they start to go rodeoing is a perfect example of that. Roselyn thinks that the guys there are just there to catch horses and then let them go for sport. When the fact is they’re doing it for money and are going to sell the horses to people that are going to kill the horses and use them for meet to sell on the market. The only person in the group who is not aware of this going in. Like a kid.

This is not Marilyn Monroe’s worst movie and certainly not her best movie. I believe she physically looks her best in this movie along with The River of No Return where she plays a woman with a lot more experience and sense for the real world. In The Misfits I believe she comes off as 15-16 year old little girl and not just because she was adorable enough enough to pass for a girl that young physically. But her character’s personality in this movie is very immature and inexperienced. Good movie if you love gorgeous sexy women in jeans and boots and love cowgirls. But the movie itself leaves plenty to be desired.

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Source: Marilyn Monroe The Ultimate Collection: Marilyn Monroe & The Making of The Misfits– Marilyn Monroe’s last movie 

Buddy TV: Anna Torv Talks About Fringe Season Five

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Source: Buddy TV- Anna Torv

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Real Life Journal

I’ve never seen the show Fringe, except for a few minutes of its reruns that was once on a channel that is now called SCI, that use to be called Discovery Science. But I would like to see a few shows of it in the future, if for no other reason that to see Anna Torv in it. Because I gotta be honest, reading the synopsis of it online, was not an attention grabber for me. You would have to be either an X Files junky or a sci-fi junky in general, which I’m not to be into fringe.

Fringe is about this made up division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that is run by the Department of Homeland Security. Well anyone in America familiar with the FBI and DHS, knows that the FBI is not part of DHS. So that is one problem for Fringe, but it gets worst for me. Because the Fringe unit so to speak on the show’s job is to investigate the abnormal. Crimes that can’t be explained, supernatural events. Which is just not my cup of tea.

I like cop shows and law enforcement show in general, especially if they involve detectives or other investigators, that are believable and based on realty. That is just who I am as both a Liberal and as a person that I’m into things that are believable and credible and go where the evidence takes me. And that is just not Fringe, but what Fringe looks like is another one of those trendy supernatural detective shows, part of that genre that the Sci-Fi Network and FOX made popular in the late 1990s and the last ten years.

Buddy TV: Anna Torv Talks Fringe Season 5

Brendan Cashell: The Fall Guy- A Sexy Action/Comedy From The 1980s

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Source: Action Plus– Heather Thomas

Source: FRS Daily Post

When I think of the ABC action show The Fall Guy, an action comedy really from the early and mid 1980’s, I think of a very entertaining show with an excellent cast especially Lee Majors leading the way. Who was a great action comedic actor similar to Burt Reynolds or Clint Eastwood and also a very funny man not only on the Fall Guy. But since he was somebody who could kick ass as well as make you laugh on the same show. The Fall Guy had a great 4×4 Chevy pickup truck with a very powerful engine and the ability to jump like a sports car.

It was set in Los Angeles with Lee Majors playing a full-time stunt man who would moonlight as a bounty hunter when his job as a stunt man was slow to make extra money. And the two roles I thought went very well together because he could combine the roles very well. The show also had a gorgeous very sexy adorable blonde who played a stunt women/bounty hunter. Heather Thomas who always looked sexy and wore skin-tight denim jeans on that show most of the time probably as often as Raechel Ray. Not with the type of body as Rachael Ray, but still looking very sexy.

The Fall Guy was probably the first of several action/comedies slash dramas in the 1980s later to be followed by Matt Houston, The A-Team, Dukes of Hazard was still around at this point. Magnum PI, Knight Rider shows that had very versatile actors and actress’s with producers, directors and writers that wanted to show their cast’s full abilities as actors. Charlie’s Angels would be another one and following it in this period myself it was a time when network TV was actually worth watching and not loaded with cookie-cutter sitcoms or so-called reality TV.

Brendan Cashell: Heather Thomas on The Fall Guy