Monday, October 21, 2013

Karl Urban on TV -- I'm There

I'd seen mentions of Almost Human, almost endless tv commercials actually during any football games on Fox.

"In a not-so-distant future, human cops and androids partner up to protect and serve." The ads didn't grab my interest. Although it did make me think that someone was updating Isaac Asimov's "Caves of Steel" about a robot-hating detective who was teamed up with (you guessed it) a human-looking robot to solve a murder.

Until Hannah pointed out the star is Karl Urban.

Wait. What?

Eomer from Lord of the Rings?

Doctor McCoy from Star Trek?

Those are the movies where I noticed that chameleon, that darned good looking chameleon I might add.

He's just one of those guys who will make me watch something because he's in it.

Much the same way that seeing Andre Braugher got me to watch Brooklyn Nine Nine, which much to my relief came out of the starting blocks as a solid and smart comedy. I mean really. Andre Braugher. Of course, I was going to try it.

And now Karl Urban.

November 4, I'm there.


  1. You are so nice to support such a homely guy. Just like your support of Tom Hiddleston (that poor, poor man). You are a beacon of hope to those with similar impediments! :)

    1. I do what I can to show these poor fellows that we look at their talent and not their looks ... it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! Surely that's the Christian way! :-D

  2. This was almost my exact thought process when I saw a commercial for this show a few days ago ("another stock futuristic crime drama...dark thematic posturing...flashy technobabble...Karl Urban!?!"). It's tough appreciating true beauty, isn't it? ;)

  3. Alright, lady. Mine eyes must needs the rest that comes from beauty of this sort. :)

  4. Odd, he doesn't do a thing for me...