David Strathairn will be on House this week. Now ... I don't really like House. When I find it on the telly, I quickly surf away because when I don't, I end up watching it all the way to the end. It's that addictive, even though I find Gregory House abrasive, obnoxious, without any redeeming characteristics, unlikeable, intolerable ... etc, etc, etc.
But David Strathairn will be on it this week.
David Strathairn was the actor who portrayed Arthur Spiderwick. He was the director in the Bourne Ultimatum. He was the blind guy in Sneakers who drove the van in order to help his pals out.
I wanted to confirm that it had indeed been he whom I'd seen in the commercial the other night and whilst on IMDB, I noticed that there was a "whole episode" on his page. I clicked on it - Miami Vice - Where the Buses Don't Run. So I started to watch it ... and it was painful. I didn't watch it when it was on the air - and I'm glad to see evidence of my good taste in eschewing it back then. But I wanted to watch David Strathairn. Until he finally got air time.
It was not the David Strathairn I wanted to see. Far and away too young, not enough gravitas. What with everything else, I just couldn't take. He wasn't the man I wanted to see, I guess. Not yet.