Ed Asner & Billy Burke

I got two autographs (2×2) yesterday, from Ed Asner and Billy Burke.

Ed Asner had two very impressive episodes in Hawaii Five-0, reprising his character from the old H5O-series: August March. It was a brilliant move to bring him back, and that he managed to fool the team in both episodes, almost until the end. And even then, March chose his own way out instead of going to jail. Even though this was a great turn (for the plot and a great end for the character), I would have loved to see him more often!

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Billy Burke was one of the best cast choices in the Twilight series, but I really loved him in Revolution. His role Miles Matheson was far from being the typical good lead character; nothing was really black and white in this series, which is why I really enjoyed that show (even though I hated the insane AI part in the 2nd season. His bromance with/bitter hatred towards Monroe (yes, both actually, and at the same time!) was just terrific and their need to work with each other certainly made up for the crappy AI part. It’s a pity that the show got cancelled after the 2nd season.

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autographs since June: Craig Robert Young, Joel Tobeck, Manu Bennett

Hasn’t been a very good time since June (only autograph-wise, though, otherwise it was), so I’m gonna post the few successes in one post. One autographs of the three I bought, so they don’t count really as successes.

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Craig Robert Young: This was a surprise success, since I sent my letter in 2012 via the Hawaii Five-0 set but
since his role, Dracul Comescu, got killed after one episode, I didn’t think he’d get the letter. So I’m surprised, but very happy about this 🙂

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Joel Tobeck: He played the orc Guritz, aka “Skully” in LotR. I decided to add to my LotR collection a few minor characters and since I “miss” the good old prosthetic LotR orcs in the Hobbit, he was on my list, too.

Manu Bennett

Manu Bennett: Speaking of prosthetic orcs and CGI orcs – I still don’t like the look of Azog and would have preferred him to be a prosthetic orc, but since there are even worse CGI orcs in the Hobbit (:-/) Azog is growing on me. Plus, he’s one of the main characters, so I needed to add him to my collection. Plus Manu Bennett did, of course, a great job; it’s not his fault that the orc looks aren’t as convincing as they were in LotR. So I’m very glad that I finally got his autograph, with the help of Andrea who got this autograph for me at RingCon this year.

Alex O’Loughlin

17.12.12 – 12.02.13

Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett / Hawaii Five-0)

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3/3 photos signed

This of course was a very nice success because it seemed to have broken my dryspell, hopefully for longer this time. And at least this week was more successful already. I’m very glad about his autograph. Already got his signature years ago on a Moonlight pic, the first series I saw him in – still think it’s a shame that they cancelled it! But of course H50 is a very nice series too. Although, I think if I had to choose, I’d prefer to get Moonlight back. But that’s not gonna happen, so I’ll be a loyal, or at the moment not so loyal viewer of Hawaii Five-0. 🙂

I didn’t get to scan the autographs yet, but will post them when I get to do it.

Grace Park

12.10.11 – 28.12.12

Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua / Hawaii Five-0)

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1/2 photos signed and personalized

Yet another autograph that took quite some time, though not as much as the last two. Although of the four investigators Kono is the one I like least, I still like her a lot, especially in her scenes where she can kick some bad guy’s asses, but also in the quieter scenes with Adam. They are such a cute couple – I sure hope their relationship doesn’t end in a catastrophe like her cousin’s.

I added the full scan to the Hawaii Five-0 page (Other TV shows -> H50)

Since this is – hopefully not, but very probably – the last autograph I get in 2012, I wish you all a Happy New Year!