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??