There is one doctor who is not pursuing Virginia’s romantic attention; his horndog status is well publicized and he hits on patients and yet Dr. Austin Langham has no interest in Virginia. Austin like Virginia has had his private affairs aired publicly and the big difference here is that assumptions are being made about Gini and she’s either ostracized or leered at, whereas Austin can still hold a booze soaked party in his office and get a good attendance. Ah, those classic double standards (the Friday Night Lights season 1 episode “It’s Different for Girls” demonstrates this perfectly) and instead of refusing Austin’s offer to dance, I’m glad to see Virginia driving into the skid (to borrow Austin’s metaphor) and not hide herself away. I’m not sure I agree with his lone wolf analogy and it sounds like Austin has been getting more therapy, but this pairing as just friends is so utterly delightful.
An personal essay about the start of the new TV season and turning another year older:
The photos dotted throughout are the characters who I often ask “What Would ______ Do?” This selection of inspiring female characters will provide life lessons, fix things, teach me how to wear white without spilling, organize Galentine’s Day, support me with my cheese habit and show me how to wear ’90s fashion all over again.
Kyle Chandler’s reaction to his Emmy nomination is my new favourite thing, celebrating with a sandwich sounds terrific, from The Hollywood Reporter:
“I was out front throwin’ the ball with the dogs and my wife came out, gave me a big hug and said congratulations. I said, what about Connie [Britton]? What about Connie? And she goes, ‘Yup.’ I was like, ‘Yes!’ And she shoved me in the swimming pool. That’s how the day started,” Chandler told THR. ”This show has changed not just my professional life but how I look at how things work. I’m just so damned fortunate to be part of that — not just writers, producers, directors, from the very bottom to the very top.” Chandler, who was also previously nominated forGrey’s Anatomy shared his celebration plans: “I’m going into town to get myself what I call a ‘success sandwich.’ On my first show Tour of Duty I’d go up to Valencia on a motorcycle because I had no car, it was November, windy and cold, and I’d make myself a bagel with onions, cream cheese, lox, whatever I could put on that damn sandwich. For me that sandwich is still to this day the taste of Hollywood, the taste of success. My wife said, ‘How are you gonna celebrate?’ I said that. She said, ‘You’re so weird.’ ”
Everyone should watch this roundtable discussion with these fabulous actresses. Find it here.
Features: Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Regina King (Southland), Melissa Leo (Treme), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).