Courts and the theatre provide the extremes of man’s behaviour.
Judge Buller (Michael Culkin) in the British legal drama Garrow’s Law (2009 – 2011), which told of a barrister’s quest to improve the British justice system.
I shouldn’t even be here. Rita will be devastated if I’m arrested. Her husband was a crack head and her boyfriend’s a serial killer. It’s kind of hard not to take that personally.
Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) from the multi-award winning drama Dexter (2006 – 2013), about a serial killer who struggles to hide his identity.
What if my problem wasn’t that I don’t understand people but that I don’t like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you’d have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to participate and then backing out at the critical moment was a mistake. Because that’s what I’m telling you, as clearly as I can.
Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the film Nightcrawler (2015). You can read my review of this incredible film here.
The doctor, she said to me: “How many units of alcohol have you had this week?”
So I said 21.
She said: “That’s not bad.The maximum is 28.”
I thought it’s bloody lucky I saw her on the Monday!
The British comedian Andy Parsons (1967 – ), from his third stand up comedy DVD Slacktivist (2013).
Those who can do. Those who really can have someone else do it for them.
Legendary diva Miss Piggy. Don’t make her mad…
After being nominated by Vinnie H and Emma K Wall on the same day, I had to accept as soon as possible. Both are among my favourite bloggers, and I’m frequently reading and commenting on their sites. Definitely worth checking them out.
As part of the award, I have to say 10 things about me and nominate 15 other cool bloggers.
I only drink on two occasions — when I’m thirsty and when I’m not.
Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright Brendan Behan (1923 – 1964), and also well known for his hard-drinking lifestyle.
There are so many wonderful American dramas at the moment. Arrow, Suits, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods. I could keep going. While it’s undoubtedly a great time for drama from our friends across the Atlantic, they have a great modern history in creating wonderful series with infamous, inspirational or introspective characters. How will you do in the quiz below? And if you’re feeling confident, why not try my similarly structured quizzes on children’s TV or brilliant sitcoms.
Answers below (Spoilers in comments section)
My tale was heard, and yet it was not told,
My fruite is falne, & yet my leaves are greene:
My youth is spent, and yet I am not old,
I saw the world, and yet I was not seene.
My thred is cut, and yet it is not spunne,
And now I live, and now my life is done.
Taken from the poem Elergy for Himself by Chiddiock Tichborne (1558 – 1586). It was written in the Tower of London by Tichborne before his execution for treason.