My new favorite complex character is Jimmy McGee, played by Bob Odenkirk on Better Call Saul. Talk about the guy you hate to love. But you just have to love him no matter what. Conniving, self-interested, without moral boundaries? Yeah, all that’s true, but he ends up doing so much good that we find ourselves in his corner.
In the female category, I’ve always admired Patricia Heaton from her days on Everybody Loves Raymond to her current role on The Middle. In her first series she played the sassy, outspoken wife we all want to be at times. As a mom in her current series, she is just to the right of being totally incapable, and because of that, we relate to her problems and root her on.
Another favorite of mind is Bridget Moynahan who plays Erin Ragan on Blue Bloods. Classy, educated, nurturing and cutthroat at times, she is the perfect woman, strong when she needs to be, giving when it matters.
So, what do I do when politics are getting me down? I turn on the tube to any channel that isn’t news. Or… I pick up a great book, like a Harlequin Heartwarming romance and settle in for hours of romantic imagining. A friend who is spiritual in nature told me that we all have the ability to hypnotize ourselves, and one example is when we get “in the zone” of enjoying a good book or watching an exceptional piece of film. So go ahead folks, self hypnotize. We all need it once in a while.
Please comment on your favorite "zone out" tv show, character, or book. Does anyone agree with my picks?
And for a book, if I might suggest this January RT top pick - or any Harlequin Heartwarming.
Cheers and happy voting!