Dear ladies and gents,
so I mentioned a number of times how I wasn’t super excited about anything that aired this summer. But fall is here, it’s not hot anymore and we can watch telly like normal people again.
The problem was what to watch since as I mentioned there wasn’t much on. I thought and thought and then I was like ok I’ll catch up with the Strain. My reasoning was that I can have it on, not pay too much attention and read a book at the same time. Oh please, like you never do that! Sheesh.
So I watched a few episodes, then skipped a few episodes, then watched a few episodes.
And then this character called Mr. Quinlan showed up. I thought something sounded familiar, but again I wasn’t really paying attention?
For reference this is what Mr. Quinlan looks like.
Image via the Hollywood Reporter
I was down to the last couple of episodes and it was nagging at me. Like nagging to the point I had to google. There was something about the face and the voice.
Well. I’m a freaking proper blond, I’ll tell you that.
It was only bleeding RUPERT PENRY-JONES!!!
For reference (for anyone who hasn’t watched Spooks or Whitechapel or Silk) this is what Rupert Penry-Jones looks like.
Image via the Telegraph
What the ever loving ****?!
Did they really have to hide the pretty? (look, we have already established I’m shallow, ok?)
But on the plus side:
a) I’ve read the following interview and according to Penry-Jones the character in the novels doesn’t have nose or ears, which you know they at least left him with that (before you shout at me, no I didn’t read the books. Not yet anyway).
b) he obviously loves it. Like any actor would say no to Guillermo del Toro! If he tells you to slap some goo on, you slap some goo on.
Image via Rupert Penry-Jones’s Twitter
and c) he really is good. I didn’t even realize until a few episodes in. Given I wasn’t REALLY paying attention, but still.
Although honestly? I would prefer another season of Whitechapel.