On the telly!
Well, Desperados, I had my USA TV debut last night and in case you missed it, here are some shots from the show, Investigation Discovery’s Season 3 episode, Blood Ties, where I play a cop!
If you want to see the trailer for the show it’s here. It’s purdy good!
This is how I reacted when seeing myself on TV in America at 930pm on a Saturday night:
‘Oooh, it’s me, it’s me! Quick, pause! Hahahaha, look, I’m a cop! Woohoo, I’m on the telly! Awesome!‘ (Btw, this was all to myself since I watching it on my tod!)
Obviously, I was in no way excited by this event 😉
I was most happy that everything I filmed was in the show, and even though the close up is less than flattering (be honest, it is!!), hey who cares – I got my mug on the telly in the USA! Tick that one off the bucket list! 🙂
Fyi, when I spoke during filming, I used a really bad faux-American accent (just in case, ya know) that ranged from South Carolina to Boston. It’s a good job there is a narrative voice over during the scenes!
The show is running off and on during September on the ID channel, so do check it out if you didn’t catch it last night, and I’ll be sure to let you Brits know when it’s on.
And my other ID show will be in December, and then House of Cards in February! Whoop!
An American blog reader of this very blog alerted me to some British/American shenanigans that have been taking place recently.
She says: ‘ We Yanks have done some rather bizarre things to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the burning of our capital. Case in point: the recent Flee the British 5K race’ in DC.’
(Hmm, I wonder if next year I can dress up in old British military uniform and pop out and scare the crap out of the American runners, like the zombies do in the Zombie races….) 😉
She adds: ‘Last weekend. in nearby Alexandria, Virginia — which, defenseless after the burning of Washington, surrendered to the British in 1814 to avoid the destruction of the city — the City challenged the British Embassy to a ‘rematch’ involving a cricket match, a yacht race, and a tug-of-war. (Bizarrely, the Americans won all three (who knew there was actually a Washington Cricket League?).
‘The Mayor of Alexandria concluded that the Brits must have been letting us win in deference to this being Alexandria’s day of celebration 🙂 .
‘Anyway, I like how different towns, which were the sites of War of 1812 battles or occupations, have been using this year to celebrate 200 years of peace and friendship between America and Britain — we are lucky to have such a GREAT (yes I’m patterning that after the recent Visit Britain campaign) friend.’
Ah, we love ya too, America!