Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Fictional Guy of the Week: Seeley Booth!


The Fictional Guy of the Week this week (in case you didn't read the title) is... Seeley J. Booth!!!

Location: FOX's BONES

His Story:

Very few specifics are known about Seeley Joseph Booth's past. A product of an abusive, alcoholic father, Booth was raised by his grandfather in Philadelphia with his younger brother, Jared. Booth went on to join the Army where he became a very successful sniper for the Rangers. After the army, he came back and joined the FBI where he has been solving murders since.

Booth has a son named Parker with his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca. (Rebecca said no when Booth proposed upon finding out they were expecting- stupid woman!)

We are first introduced to Booth when he has Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, detained by Homeland Security. They have a past together... one that led to animosity between the two of them. There's tension from the moment they speak to each other. It's awesome! Oh and then Booth dubs Dr. Brennan as "Bones" and she hates it!

Dr. Brennan is determined to not work with him. But if she is going to work with him, it's going to be out in the field. Of course, Booth isn't happy with this arrangement. Squints (scientists and such) belong in the lab, not out in the field.

Despite their strained beginnings, Booth and Brennan come to create a unique and extremely unlikely partnership. They work and interact together in ways that shouldn't work but do. Booth is the heart and Brennan is the brains.

Why He is FGW:

It's no secret that I love Seeley Booth. I mean, come on. Who wouldn't love him? He's attractive, successful, patriotic, good with his hands, knows how to use a gun (I call this the Tom Selleck Effect), and he's good at putting murderers away.

I picked Booth this week because I'm still riding on the high of the Bones sixth season finale from last week. Plus, as I said before, I love him. If he were real... I'd be too young for him. But I just love his character and how he is protective of the people he cares for.

So I was going to write more and gush more but I'm really more excited for the picture portion of today's FGW. How about you?

For your view pleasure...

 So there you have it. The reason Seeley Booth is my Fictional Guy of the Week. *Sigh* I just love to look at him.

P.S. David Boreanaz is also one of those guys who just gets better with age.

P.S.S. Thanks to Sarah for her pictures that I stole from her blog. Hope she doesn't mind that I "borrowed" them. :)

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Fictional Guy of the Week: Richard Castle

The fiction guy of the week is (if you read the title of the post then you can probably guess)... Richard Castle!!!!

Location: ABC's Castle

His Story:

Richard Castle started writing crime novels in college where he gained fame and fortune for his work. He's best known, in the fiction world, for his character Derrick Storm. He's been married twice and divorced twice. He lives in New York City with his teenage daughter and his mother, the actress.

When we are first introduced to Richard Castle, he's just killed off his famous character Derrick Storm and suffers from writer's block. When several murders in New York mimic the murders in several of Richard Castle's novels, he's pulled in by the police and questioned. That's when we meet the inspiration for Castle's newest character, Detective Kate Beckett.

After helping Detective Beckett solve the case, Castle gets permission to shadow her for research. Little does she know that he's researching her. And three years later, we're waiting in hopeful anticipation for the next level of his "research".  Ha ha. So basically what I'm trying to say is that Castle falls for Beckett, becomes her quirky and funny partner, and keeps helping her solve crimes.

"Have you ever been in love with someone but they keep pushing you away?" (Or something similar to this quote from Pretty Dead [3x23])

Why He's FGW:

Pretty much, at this very moment, I am in love with Richard Castle. Of course, I could be riding on the fumes of an awesome third season finale. Castle was all hot and intense and serious. Woo baby!!

ANYWAY, what makes Castle so awesome is... well... many things. He's funny and smart. He isn't afraid to help the NYPD solve crimes. What I mean is that he's not afraid to get his hands "dirty" and work hard. He's in the thick of it all with the other cops wearing his 'WRITER' vest.

Plus, Castle (a.k.a. Nathan Fillion) is an attractive man. What's even better is that he's not the "normal" Hollywood attractive. He's more of a normal attractive or as "he" likes to say "He really is ruggedly handsome". He's isn't perfectly attractive. He has flaws. But that's totally okay. Castle's character can get away with it because his personality is so magnetic and charming.

I like that Castle has stuck around so long with Beckett. He could have taken some notes and then called it good. Instead he's been her constant companion. Her annoying sidekick. Her savior in times of trial. He's been the one to keep her grounded in a life that includes laughter. He's been her Castle. (I know... that sounds so corny but I like it!)

Here's a little something to get you through the day:

P.S. Nathan Fillion is one of those guys who just gets better with age... in my opinion anyway.

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic