Thursday, December 04, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

Cow has been making her way through the complete Hercules DVD set, with commentaries.

Luscious, mind-bogglingly beautiful scenery, amazing costumes showing intricate leather work and hand-loomed cloth, bad guys, beautiful ladies, all-powerful gods, strengthy heroes, this series has it all.

One episode (The Gladiator) has video commentary by both stars.

Sidekick Michael Hurst's commentary films him against a truly dreadful plaid couch, watching the show.

Star Kevin Sorbo's commentary shows him with a goblet on his side table, next to a Hercules sword. A framed picture of himself as Hercules is beside his TV. And an even bigger picture of himself as Hercules hangs on the back wall.

Okay. The only way Cow can account for the self-love evidenced by this room and still hang onto her adolescent crush on Sorbo is:

-His wife decorated it, and hung the room with pictures of the way she wished he still looked;
-the DVD commentary crew decorated it, and thought they'd better remind people who Sorbo was, in case they forgot.



Blogger Watercolor said...

I think option 2.

4:34 PM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

I vote 2 as well. Think about interviews with stars right after a movie comes out; it's filled with posters and stuff from the movie and of the actors.

7:32 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Ah, the Marketing Machine at work.

Cow suspects Watercolor and Doghouse are correct.

(Cow now going back to hero-worshipping Hercules)


7:55 AM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

Option 3:
The DVD commentary crew decorated it, and thought they'd better remind Sorbo who Sorbo was, in case he forgot.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Supermom said...

You have the most eclectic tastes in movies.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Linda and her Twaddle said...

Ah, I think Option 1.

The name Hercules is a good strong one. Friends of ours let their two children name the third one. They named him Hercules. I have not seen the friends since the baby was born, but as both parents were very slight of frame,I do sometimes wonder if the boy lived up to his name.

10:38 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Kevin: Ha!

Supermom: Cow is just following her Topiary leanings...

Linda: Cow feels sorry for that child. Imagine the schoolyard taunts!


6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I adored Hercules (which in fact, prompted the a-ha! moment in which I finally had the proof to confront the cheating husband) I truly adored Xena and never understood why that crazy Calisto chick never got her own spinoff series....

Have you tried out "Legend of the Seeker" yet?

6:31 PM  

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