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17 May 2007 @ 04:21 pm
On a scale of 1 to 10 of hotness, they'd likely reach 100!  
While talking to leucocrystal, I just had a happy fantasy that will never come true, but it was a lovely random thought.

I've mentioned in passing that I think it not completely outside the realm of possibility that when Private Practice premieres this fall it will be sans Chris Lowell. The "pilot" got horrible reviews from the vast, vast majority of fans and critics alike and the one almost universal issue that was negatively critiqued was in regards to Lowell and his character (specifically how horribly miscast he was and how horribly unrealistic and stupid his character was). Well, according to this article, ABC wants some retooling done and of the cast only four actors were mentioned specifically as starring (Kate Walsh, Tim Daly, Merrin Dungey and Taye Diggs). True, the quotes mentioned work needed done on exploring the characters, but they're not going to say we're axing so and so right after the upfront. (And yes, I know, Lowell was at the ABC upfront, but I think they had pretty much the whole cast there and I think until after the upfront, they wouldn't want any word that there is a problem with the show as of now. The article came out after the upfront.) Anyhoo, until it's all said and done, I'm hoping Lowell will not be part of the cast when it premieres; that he and his character will be dropped. I really enjoy Walsh (and Daly), but my dislike of Lowell as a performer (and yes, the VM-connection) just will make the show unwatchable for me.

The happy fantasy? Since Grey's people love casting former VM-ers, how awesome would it be if they dropped Lowell and cast Jason Dohring in a new role ... and that role was as young lover to Walsh's Addison (ala Logan to Kendall, but without the adultery and complete lack of emotion and affection). I mean, seriously!! If they had chemistry, Dohring and Walsh would look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! together. Outstandingly, beautifully, awesomely amazing. I'd buy him as her studpuppy in a heartbeat.

Yes, yes, I know this won't happen, but man the heat between those two (if they had chemistry) would launch JD so completely and he'd be the new McDreamy, no question. I know, I know, won't happen, but tis a lovely fantasy. Just imagining how those two would look together?! WOWZA!!!
sowellsowell on May 17th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
I would die. They are both so smokin' on screen. It would be amazing. And sadly, I would also rejoice at CL being written out. I feel bad because I have nothing against the actor, but I'll forever associate him with Piz.
hiddeneloise: MissMe?hiddeneloise on May 17th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way. I keep trashing him and feeling a little dirty for doing so, because I don't really have any knowledge of bases for hating him, except for the fact that he is Piz, embraced by RT and KB, and seems to get the breaks in this business despite only aspiring to mediocrity as an actor.

Okay, written out all like that, it IS enough reason to hate him! I take back my feeling bad for bashing him. LOL.
Arabian: Mr. and Mrs. Coacharabian on May 18th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
I don't have anything against the actor, just his looks and acting abilities. And then there's the Piz-factor.
Mia: Combustible but Worthwhilemusing_mia on May 17th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
With Marti Noxon helming this, I'm sure we'd have plenty of shirtless Jason scenes.

I do think CL's character will be dropped, thankfully. In a sea of mature characters, his stuck out like a sore thumb. It dumbed down the characters to see them ogling him. Not that women don't do that, but c'mon, it was too cliche and he has man boobs!
Arabian: Jason_Say Noarabian on May 18th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
I do hate Marni Noxon and have already blamed all I don't like about GA now on her.

I'm hoping you're right and he's dropped. Just STUPID!
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on May 17th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
God, you are making me feel antsy! This is a dream scenario and odds of this happening are non-existent. I would be satisfied if they write CL off the show. That would mean I don't have to lose Kate Walsh come fall.

And honestly? It's a tricky thing to be cast in something like that and win the hearts of the audience that will probably dismiss him at least to begin with. The part would have to be written very well (I wouldn't worry about Jason pulling it off, we know he can). And, as you said, the chemistry would have to be explosive. Which is not a guarantee.

I would much, much rather he come into a completely new show as one of the leads, with great premise and good writing. That way there are no biases to overcome and a whole new audience to get behind him.

On a related note: Did you see mentions of ABC's "Pushing Daisies?" That's the one you were telling me about back in February. They cast Lee Pace. The only thing I ever saw him in was "Wonderfalls," so I shouldn't judge. And the show is getting a really good buzz. But man, Jason would have been fantastic in that! I am now even sadder. Sigh. BTW, did Terri get the job?
Arabian: Charming Nerdarabian on May 18th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I really do want to watch Kate Walsh, but I just can't do it if he's in the cast.

I agree that I would prefer a new show, but that won't happen until next year now, and honestly? This IS a new show. Only Kate Walsh's character is established.

No, Terri was out of the running for that pretty quickly, the one thing it looked like she really had a shot at was "Journeyman" and then her producers were like 'no, we're not letting you excise your Pilot clause' (a right they have) and so they didn't let her fly out to L.A. for another audition. Sigh.
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on May 18th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Well, that sucks. I am very sorry for Terri. I know she has a steady job and all, but if she got a good prime time show and could branch out, it would have been wonderful. Sigh.
tigereyes320: LVS3Logantigereyes320 on May 17th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm all for that recast
I would sit there and drool over JD holding a surfboard anyday of the week. In fact all three of those women drooling over JD make SO MUCH more sense than ANYONE EVER drooling over Chris Lowell (did you notice he looks like a whitewashed Zack Ephron from High School musical)

BTW way I have Logan telling Veronica she finally went to far in a fic
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on May 18th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Re: I'm all for that recast
Oh, no, no, no ... NOT the same character. The character on the show is HORRIFIC! Everything about the character (including the casting of CL) is terrible, and Jason would be miscast in that role too. He has too much of a quirky side to fit that mold. It'd have to be a new character.
tigereyes320tigereyes320 on May 18th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: I'm all for that recast
CHange the character but still let us ladies drool we need to drool
Arabian: Fine Ass!arabian on May 18th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm all for that recast
Shane: best icon everhavemy_heart on May 17th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
I don't watch GA and have zero interest in the spinoff. I want JD to have a career desperately, but I really want it to be in a show I'd want to watch.

Don't mean to rain on your fantasy parade, though. Fantasize away!
Arabian: Naked Backarabian on May 18th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Oh, it will never happen and I can understand that, it was just the idea of JD and KW came to me ... and oy vey! if they had chemistry, it would be so HOT!! The two of them would just look AWESOME together.
nocturnes: Art-Sail Awaymidnight_27 on May 17th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
If Jason D. is on the show, I will definitely watch.

Kinda cool that Merrin Dungey is going to be on Private Practice, lots of Alias stars are back on tv.
Arabian: Little Boy Bluearabian on May 18th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
If CL is NOT on the show, I will definitely watch. JD would be a delicious, wonderful bonus. I was never a Francie fan or hater, so she's not a make or break for me. Although, the CL character is her love interest. ::Rolls eyes::
secrets_and_lie: ripplessecrets_and_lie on May 18th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
I got the impression that Taye Diggs was Dungey's ultimate love interest. He didn't know why he needed the divorce, he's got to work things out, they still work in the same office... so yeah. He'll have to watch her hook up with one or two inappropriate men (cue Piz, ugh) before they rekindle anything, but that's where I see this going. Um, if I watch. Which, I dunno. I may give it a second chance, but the pilot-y thing they did was surprisingly poorly written.

I agree that KW and JD would be smoking hot but *hangs head* I kind of adore Tim Daly, so I like the current setup there. Mostly, I just want to see JD in a well written role, and SOON.
Arabian: JD_Too Cutearabian on May 18th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I admit, I didn't actually watch the PP parts because I knew with CL in the cast, I simply wasn't going to watch it, but the reports I read said that Dell was going to be her love interest, but what you say makes sense.

I love Tim Daly, but I was really unimpressed with their kiss. If he's got chemistry with the gal (which I've seen him have with other actresses), I'm all for it because he is fabulous, but I just didn't see anything between him and KW. But it's all a moot point because this is totally a never-gonna-happen fantasy.

I am still holding out hope that JD will either get Pacific Stories or will get cast in a current show in a new role (as so many returning shows add each season) that is well-written where he's appreciated. A new role on a new breakout hit would be awesome, but clearly that's not going to happen this season. He may get a midseason show, but even that is unlikely at this stage, so unless he gets a role on a current show we won't see him until sometime next year at the earliest. Sigh.
nocturnes: VM-JDohring02midnight_27 on May 18th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
What's Pacific Stories?

Hope JD gets something worthy of his talent ASAP.
Arabian: CheerLoganarabian on May 18th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
My bad, it's actually called Pacific War. You can find all the info here in shangri-la's post on it with allt he details. Before you click, short version -- Spielberg/Hanks produced miniseries on WWII that Jason mentioned wanting to try out for and one of the lead characters would fit him to a tee:
[ROBERT HUGH LECKI] 21 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Robert Leckie grew up in an Irish Catholic middle class suburban New Jersey family. A ferocious intelligence, a thinly disguised poetic soul, and his Irish charm became his saving graces. Sometimes high-strung, even manic depressive (he was later diagnosed as bi-polar), Robert grew up struggling to control his temper and his fists. When the war began Leckie was writing as a sports reporter for the Bergin County Evening News. December 7, 1941 compelled Leckie to join the Marines. His introduction to war occurred on August 7th 1942 when the First Marine Division invaded Guadalcanal. Serving first as a Machine Gunner in H-2-1 and then as a Scout later in the war, "Lucky" as his friends called him, exhibited uncommon courage in combat as well as a deeply ingrained and compulsive distaste for all authority out of combat. The malaria, dysentery and starvation he endured during the war, however, paled in comparison to the progressively deepening existential crisis he experienced in the Pacific...LEAD
Click on the above link to read all the info.
harper47harper47 on May 18th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hee - I like the way you think. Could you fax this over to ABC and post it in Shonda's blog right away?

I love Kate Walsh but I have no plans to watch this unless it gets a lot better, really fast. That whole scene w/ Chris Lowell was so beyond stupid that I still get helpless giggles thinking of it. But you know what? I too would sit and drool at a shirtless Jason walking down a hall. CL just looked like an oiled dummy with bad hair. (sorry CL fans)
Arabian: Betty & Danielarabian on May 18th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
Sure, I'll post the JD part? Give me the address and I'll actually do it to her blog. We know she watches VM.

I'll watch it if CL is gone, other than that, it would take a handful of actors to get me to watch it with JD being the most likely to appear.
harper47harper47 on May 18th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
I don't know the actual address but I've heard a lot of people mention the writer's blog for GA. Do you think it's on the official website? Can't be that hard to find.