Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Token Smokin' Hottie; Giles

In the world of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer there are two kinds of people*: those who understand how and why Giles is a hot piece of arse and those who don't. It hardly needs to be said that I belong in the former camp.

Fucking Giles, eh? I could eat him up with a spoon. I could pack him into a bong (if I ever smoked, Mum, which obviously I never ever have) and smoke the fucker. I could skin him, make him into a pair of pajamas and wear him every night.

Er, yes, quite.

A friend of mine recently suggested he was a bit of a Giles. Hmm yes, I said politely, there's certainly a resemblance. Which there (kind of) is. But the way Giles looks, in or out of a delicious tweed three piecer is almost irrelevant. Giles is awesome not because of his (relatively) sleek figure, his ridiculously posh-caramel accent, his unbearably tasty suits or even his giant brain but from a combination of all of the above. Cadging all the best lines, working the father-figure thing without actually being a creepy, um, father figure. Being completely awesome All. The. Time. This is the reality that is Giles.

Is there a better Buffy moment than in one of the final episodes of Season Three in which he nails the deliver on a cold one-liner to his douchebag repalcement ("For God sake, man, she's 18 and you have the emotional maturity of a blueberry scone")?? I think not. Unless it's the episode where he reverts to being a bad-arse teenager (the white t-shirt with the cigarettes in the sleeve... the accent... bloody hell). If I had teachers like this I would never have left school

*Actually there are three kinds of people including those who just don't like Buffy. But these people I fear I simply don't understand. Get on the train or stay off the tracks, friends.

10 comments:

CB One said...

Don't you mean "former" rather than "latter" - or have I been getting it wrong all these years.......

Giles is ok, I guess. Obviously he's no Cordeilia ;-)

my name is kate said...

Hah whoops!

Cordelia? Hee. She comes from the 90210 school, by which I mean she's 32 if she's a day...

Bolton said...

No.

No.

This isn't normal.

my name is kate said...

Aw come on Dans - the man's a stone fox. Plus you just know he keeps his waistcoat on the whole time...

CB One said...

And you know he has a bad-ass side - Ripper! lols

my name is kate said...

Excuse me I need to take a cold shower. For the next 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Is it bad that I fell for Dawn pretty much straight away? I mean she was the same age (almost) as Buffy when the show began...way to inject some life into a flagging series! It worked wonders...and little Dawn was pretty hot!

my name is kate said...

Ew, dude. She may have been the same age as Buffy was at the start but I believe YOU, Sir, were a good five years older... I'm just sayin'...

I sort of nursed a major crush on Seth Green as Oz though so, um, maybe I can't talk.

Anonymous said...

not really...Seth Green was like 40 when he was in Buffy right?

my name is kate said...

He-ey! He was 18... he just looked 40...