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Hair today…

My friend Joan is gaga for the WB series “Supernatural.”

She’s been watching old episodes the last couple of weeks and posting Facebook status updates filled with longing and anticipation for the new season to begin.

I’ve never watched “Supernatural,” but I am familiar with one of its stars:  Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester on the show.

Jared used to appear on one of my old favorites, “Gilmore Girls.”  He was Rory’s first boyfriend Dean, one of the most milk toast characters in the history of television.  All Dean did each episode was smile sweetly and moon over Rory, who eventually got bored and dumped him for bad boy Jessie.

Ain’t that always the way.

Jared appears to have manned up a bit on “Supernatural.”   His character Sam is a modern day warrior who chases ghosts with his older brother (named Dean oddly enough).

The only thing Jared’s two TV characters seem to have in common are bad haircuts.  Padalecki has changed his hair style a bit over the past decade, but for some reason can’t seem to find one that complements his very good looking face.

I’m not the only one who feels this way, either.  Yesterday EW.com offered to give him a free haircut for his birthday.  That’s right.  A free haircut…to a guy who works with stylists every day on set.

What gives?  Why is it so hard for Jared Padalecki to get good hair?  Maybe it’s some kinda curse…like the one that befell the stars of “Poltergeist.”

No word from Joan yet on how she feels about all this.  But I’m guessing a new status update may be in the cards.

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My weekend has not gone as planned.

The plan?  Movies, movies, and then perhaps, if time…another movie.

There are so many I haven’t seen — “Young Victoria” and “Nine” are on my short list.  And I have only seen nine of Entertainment Weekly’s ’25 Movies to See before the Oscars.’


The long weekend stretched in front of me in opportunity.  The only other things on my to-do list were taking down the Christmas decorations and doing laundry, which I did simultaneously Saturday morning.

The rest of my free time was going to be spent in a darkened theater, eating trash food, being transported.


And then my DVR and my local PBS station ruined everything.

I mentioned yesterday that my DVR recorded the rebroadcast of Masterpiece Theatre’s wonderful ‘Little Dorrit’ — which I watched in its entirety on New Year’s Day.  I noticed this morning that it had recorded ‘David Copperfield’ as well — the version starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe in his first starring role.

So, once again, I found myself mesmerized for two hours this morning, watching another excellent Masterpiece Theatre production.  How fun to see Daniel Radcliffe and Maggie Smith together long before they played student and instructor at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series of movies.

Many advertising campaigns in 2009 emphasized staying home and rediscovering the entertainment found there.   Apparently it took the new year to remind me of the wonderful programming available on PBS.

Next up — “Oliver Twist” and “Cranford.”

As soon as I get back from the movies.