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Where does the good go

It’s been a long time…

Whenever I start watching a new show, I like to play a game.

“Where have I seen that actor before”?

I used to be really good at this. In the last ten years, my skills, thanks to imdb, have fallen off considerably, but I still try.

Anyway, so there I am watching “The Following,” and the one surviving victim looked really familiar, but I couldn’t figure it out. When I imdb’d it, turns out, she was Maggie Grace! BALLS! I totes should have gotten that one!

So, I decided to be really strict with myself, like can’t look it up for a day. The black guy detective I recognize, but he’s one of those actors I ALWAYS confuse with another actor. Tell me these two men are different. I DARE YOU. I know, I know #races.

Anyway, once I got it down to “the guy from Dexter/True Blood” I count it as gotten.

THEN the white FBI detective looked really familiar, so I worked on figuring that one out. BOOM. GOT IT.

Jimmy Olsen from Smallville, Aaron Ashmore! I go to check and imdb says I’M WRONG! WWWWHHHHHAAAAATTTTTTT?????

Annoyed, AND POSITIVE THAT IMDB IS WRONG, cause DUDE, I AM POSITIVE, I go to the following characters list and look for the guy’s name. Still nothing. I sigh and give up.

When I went to check that I got the stupid ex-wife from Justified right, I notice the name Shawn Ashmore! Heeeeyyy, what’s going on here?! Did that negro change his name?

I check and NOPE. TWINS! THEY’RE FREAKING TWINS. EVEN WORSE? THEY’RE FREAKING CANADIAN TWINS!

NEWMAN!

Also, that totally counts as me being right!

HMPH.

Canada.

13 Responses to “It’s been a long time…”

  1. Grange95 Says:

    So I was watching “The Following” earlier this week and thought, “Hey! Jimmy from Smallville”! Then I got on my iPhone and IMDB’d it and … WTF?!? Shawn Ashmore was NOT Jimmy? But wait! He DID play a villain (“Leech”) in two episodes, and I so remembered those episodes, so … close enough. Winner!

    Of course, we both forgot he also played “Ice Man” Bobby in the X-Men movies, which either means we’re old or we’re idiots. I’m opting for old.

  2. Grange95 Says:

    Also, the fact you think all black men look alike is #races.

  3. Dawn Summers Says:

    Of course, we both forgot he also played “Ice Man” Bobby in the X-Men movies, which either means we’re old or we’re idiots. I’m opting for old.

    Yeah, that too. :(

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    I never said ALL! I know the difference between James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman! #rrruuudddeeee

  5. Grange95 Says:

    Yeah, but can you tell the difference between Bill Russell and Morgan Freeman?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/george-stephanopoulos-bill-russell-morgan-freeman-inauguration_n_2521186.html

  6. dawn j summers Says:

    LOL. That was THE second best inauguration story!

  7. Astin Says:

    Aw shit! The Americans are cluing in to our “two of every actor” plan! Luckily you haven’t found Bonar Bain yet.

  8. Grange95 Says:

    Canadians need so many twin actors because otherwise they would have to cancel too many TV series due to polar bear attrition.

  9. Dawn Summers Says:

    ZOOOOHHHH MMMAAAAAAHHH GGGGAAAAAWWWDDDD!!! Astin wasn’t kidding!!!! THERE’S A BONAR BAIN! THERE’S A BONAR BAIN!!! Does the President know about this?!!!?! THERE’S TWO OF EVERY CANADIAN!!!

  10. Dawn Summers Says:

    Um… in related news… I call dibs on Brian Gosling!

  11. Yaron Says:

    It’s fun to do that with shows filmed in Vancouver (like Smallville, and… lots of others), because they tend to have the same pool of local actors filling all the small roles.

    This twins thing throws a wrench into the plan, though.

  12. Astin Says:

    Don’t look up Jill and Jacqueline Hennessy either. *whistles*

  13. Dawn Summers Says:

    CROSSING JORDAN IS CANADIAN???!?!?!!? AND THERE’S TWO OF THEM??

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