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25 Days / Day 19 / Nathan Fillion



Who: Nathan Fillion. Joey Buchanan, Rick Castle, Captain Hammer

Why: He’s adorable and funny and is so appealing he probably has chemistry with doorknobs and other inanimate objects

When: One Life to Live mid-90’s – Present

Level of Obsession: My friend and I gave him a card when he was on OLTL and later he was featured in a soap magazine talking about how much he loved our card (it was a Where the Wild Things Are one)

“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): The Joey-Dorian/May-December romance on OLTL; Dr. Pomatter in Waitress; “The hammer? Is my penis” in Dr. Horrible; this interview on Kimmel; anytime he wears his little “Writer” bulletproof vest and any scene with his on-screen daughter in Castle

I so love Nathan Fillion and am THRILLED that he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. When he was sweet Joey Buchanan on OLTL my friend and I got to visit the set and as we were leaving he was checking his mail. She very casually said “Hi Nathan!” and as he turned around, you could see by his expression he thought it would be someone he knew. And although he did not know us, he could not have been more charming and delightful and tall! I followed him on and off through the years but did not watch Buffy (where I hear he was really, really evil, I don’t know if I can take Evil Nathan) nor have I see Firefly although I know I really must (it is on my watch list for the new year). He even got me to briefly tune in to Desperate Housewives when he had a run on there (and re-united with former OLTL co-star and buddy Tuc Watkins!). I like Castle although it is a little formulaic and I’m not a big fan of cop shows. If he weren’t the lead I wouldn’t bother, but he is so funny and quick and the family scenes with his mother and daugher are delightful. Plus, how can you not love a man who returns to his soap roots for an on-screen funeral once he’s a big star AND does all this for his cat??

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

3 thoughts on “25 Days / Day 19 / Nathan Fillion

  1. omgs I can’t believe you have not witnessed the magnificence that is Firefly! And you think you love Nathan now. Wait till you see Firefly. As a Nathan and Firefly fan, I was prepared to be totally outraged to read a blog post about Nathan with nary a mention of Firefly, until you mentioned it and redeemed yourself…a little. The fact that you do indeed discuss Captain Hammer (his 2nd greatest role, after Captain Mal) and yes, even quote the good Hammer, well that redeemed you a bit more. When I have found your post-Firefly viewing blog and read your enlightened squeeage over Captain Mal, well *then* you will have truly endeared yourself to this new reader. 🙂

  2. I love Castle, ‘cus of Nathan Fillion.
    Even Watched Two Guys one girl and a pizza place, ‘cus he’s in there being Johnny. But Johnny is not the smartest guy, so the role don’t really suite him. That is also what makes Castle even more fun to watch. Because he’s a family guy and playful and funny and he really is RUGGEDLY HANDSOME (XD)

  3. Hello did not know about one life to live but he is quite charming and makes me laugh through out Castle.will have to look for other things he was in.

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