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28 July 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Tonight's 'Hawthorne' alternately known as SQUEE!!!  
Seriously, just I did the fan-girl waving hands thing, I grinned, I squealed, I rewatched. Just SQUEE!!!!!! You know, so often shows cast "the" couple that viewers are supposed to root for and in my experience, rarely do I find that they have that much chemistry. It's all so forced and blah. But here, on this show, damn, they hit the bulls-eye!!!! Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan have incredible, totally squee-worthy chemistry and I'm just loving them even more each episode.

There were some great moments, but really NOTHING compares to the French-talking compliments about Christina: "I find you very pretty, a little strange, very amusing, very funny and marvelous." And it was Michael Vartan saying these things looking like, you know, Michael Vartan, speaking in his native French and me? I'm just dead now. OH MY GOD!!! And, and, and, we found out for the first time that Christina's relationship with her hubby wasn't this paragon of perfection that we've been led to believe. And that's yet another small thing that adds up to more potential awesome for Christina and Tom.

I like the show overall; I like most of the cast, and Pinkett Smith and Vartan separately just fantastic. Together? They're divine. I love my Sheldon and Penny and Doctor/Rose, but it's so nice having a couple who actually have a realistic chance at a normal-on-screen-it's happening relationship.

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
bonita_chica71: Tom & Christina- HawthoRNebonita_chica71 on July 29th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
"And it was Michael Vartan saying these things looking like, you know, Michael Vartan, speaking in his native French and me? I'm just dead now. OH MY GOD!!!"- Me too. XD I also loved that they had a picture of his dog (I'm pretty sure) on his desk ; so cute!
Arabian: ThorneField01arabian on July 29th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Heh! I love how all of these Michael-things they have thrown in there. The hockey, the French, his dog now. I'm just waiting for the reveal of his tattoos, LOL!
oso_intricateoso_intricate on July 29th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
First: Michael Vartan speaking French? I had to turn the air conditioner on. Ungh.
Second: This show is slowly and surely becoming my favorite hour drama. I hope it keeps it up.
Third: WE HAVE SO MANY FANDOMS IN COMMON IT SCARES AND EXCITES ME.
Arabian: Barney & Robinarabian on July 29th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
WE DO!!! Hey, are you up for talking tonight? I really want to do some S/P, J/K, BBT, general fangirling?!?!??!
Ex Astris, Scientia: Raj approves!mrsvc on July 29th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
I KNOWWWWWW. I'm usually not one for canon pairings but THIS has got me. I absolutely love Tom/Christina. I'm so glad to be getting into something I like the canon for at the beginning. Now I get to know what it's like to be part of the canon fandom!
Arabian: ThorneField01arabian on July 29th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
I want to like canon pairings, but rarely do the pushed ones work. I'm fortunate in that most of my prime-time couples wind up happening eventually. (Fingers crossed for S/P.) But these two? They really did a bang-up job. And they know it! The promo for this episode was ALL about the Thornefield.
ashippershipper4ever on July 29th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
ITA Hawthorne`s Tom/Christina is the shippiest couple on tv right now...they rock!

MV/JPS have awesome chemistry and truthfully that`s why HT has become my fave drama of the season.

Love also that they gave us a tiny glimpse into their pasts & private lives...all in all a very squeeworthy night for me!!!!!!!!
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on July 29th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
MV/JPS have awesome chemistry and truthfully that`s why HT has become my fave drama of the season.

I'm still kinda surprised at just how effortlessly and chemically they've slipped into this groove. It's just fabulous.

Love also that they gave us a tiny glimpse into their pasts & private lives...all in all a very squeeworthy night for me!!!!!!!!

Me too; slipping that bits of info, showing them get to know one another, it just, oh, they're building them up so nicely.
mallory_mike: beautifulmallory_mike on July 29th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
I've been a bit curious about this show. I've been watching "Nurse Jackie" religiously, and I'm super over-protectinve of any other new show about nurses. But for Michael Vartan, I might make an exception. What are the medically scenes like? I'm a bit squeamish, and this will sometimes make me not watch medical shows (I've steered clear of Grey's Anatomy for this reason).
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on July 29th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
The medical stuff is mostly non-existent, LOL! It has some lack of realism, of course, but they do nurses a lot better than most shows because Jada Pinkett Smith (who is WONDERFUL!)'s mother is/was a nurse and so she's trying to more accurately reflect that. A few of the supporting characters are annoying, but Christina and Tom (Vartan) are awesome and they have EXCELLENT chemistry.
ashippershipper4ever on July 30th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Like Arabian said , it `s not much based on realism & there`s rarely any gory scenes in ER or OR. But you know what for once, I`m enjoying a show that doesn`t go all ER,GA angst-heavy on us!

As a rule I don`t like the heavy dramas set in the legal & medical fraternities and I`m glad the likes of HT has found a niche among the less discerning viewers. Of course I might add the big drawcard is the ThorneField (cute!) dynamic and I for one hope they develop their ship slowly and believable as they do now.

So, give it try at least IMO it`s way better entertainment than to watch those dreadful "reality" shows the networks bombard us with!