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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Now I know how Glen Dean and Sarcastro feel...
Brittney over at Nashville is Talking has not one but TWO links to posts I've made today. One is here and the other is over at All Along the Watchtower.

Yes, that sound you hear is my ego inflating to epic proportions.

But on to the real point of this post. Earlier today, I stumbled across the photos of Kirsten Bell in Maxim and linked them from here and All Along the Watchtower. Brittney picked up the thread and had this to say:
I've always thought Ms. Bell to be attractive, but she just doesn't look as good all Maxim-ized. Airbrushing doesn't become her.
I agree that Ms. Bell is not your "typical" Maxim cover girl. And I have to admit that while part of me enjoyed the racy photos of her from Maxim, I find her more attractive on the show when she's dressed like a normal person and acts, well, I'm not sure we could classify Veronica as normal...

Anyway, it got me thinking.

Part of me as a fan of Veronica Mars is happy that the show is getting this...er....exposure. But I do wonder--does having Kirsten Bell splashed on the cover and pages of Maxim mean more hormonally inbalanced men are going to watch the show? And if they do, for how long? I mean, you can tune into a show because of the eye candy, sure...but how long are you going to stay around? Am I the only one who wants more from a show than just beautiful people spouting off bad dialogue? (I guess so since The OC is still on the air...)

Back in the day, the first thing that drew me to Buffy the Vampire Slayer was that I found Sarah Michelle Gellar to be extremely easy on the eyes. But what made me stay and took it from being a show I watched if it happend to be to full blown, oh my word I must have all the DVD sets obsession is the fact that the acting, writing and directing were all top notch? I was lured in by the eye candy and I stayed because damn the show was good.

Anyone else feel the same? And is this something that is limited to men? Or do the ladies tune in for the eye candy as well? I mean, how much do we hear about the men of Lost?

posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/22/2006 03:28:00 PM | |
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