When we decided to continue our characters blog, we started with Quickstep, but then this whole group of characters started to stimulate our imaginations. I mean, really they REALLY stimulated our imaginations. The character lovefest was in full swing a couple of nights ago until the wee hours of the morning, and Tristan left us with way too many character possibilities to ponder. We couldn’t stop with just one, and things just escalated to a whole creation of actors and their very believable roles. We went through a slew of male character types - all of them somehow sexy and romantic - and we skipped along a plethora of characters for Tristan, including actors, authors, and singers. At some point we even went to that crazy place in our brains (as we tend to do at 2 a.m.) where we created the actor/character hybrid, the Aracter. Forgive us, but we were a little punchy when we came up with that beauty. So here you have it – three very unique and different gentlemen who somehow managed to captivate all of us during Week 2. And by captivate we mean that they make you go cross-eyed and drool excessively as you let reality blend very nicely with your own imagination.
Quickstep – “You Had Me At Hello”
His name is “All Men Should Look That Good in White Tie and Tails Even With A Bright Sapphire Blue Shirt” but we’ve shortened to the much simpler and more dignified “You Had Me At Hello.” And he certainly did. All it took was one look at this gorgeous man in white tie and tails (or, in this case, birthday cake pink tie, which we might add that no other man in the world could possibly pull off) to know that he reminded us of somebody. Yep, this one reminds us of that dude Tristan MacManus who introduced himself in Season 12 with the DWTS troupe with those famous words “My Name is Tristan MacManus and I’m hoping to bring a little bit of Irish look [or luck] to the dance troupe this season.” But this man on the dance floor was different.
The beautiful lady at his side captivated us in her dazzling dress in varying shades of blue and violet, and she repeatedly reminded us that she was a confident but surprisingly vulnerable woman that he had under his spell. She held on to him, her eyes were glued trustingly to his, and he led her easily from step to step, controlling every element of the dance. It must seem to most women who have ever had the pleasure of dancing with this handsome leading man that life is but a wonderful dream. Then you realize that your mind has daydreamed off and suddenly you're dancing with Tristan MacManus across a giant piano. No wait...that actually happened. The beautiful lady glided back and forth with the dashing hero who guided her effortlessly, and life has never been more fun or carefree.
He is a mix of attitudes, looks, and demeanor. He’s a little bit Ricky Ricardo, the sexy Cuban bandleader created by Desi Arnaz who won our hearts decades ago. He’s quirky, he’s exciting, and he’s adorable. He is dashing, which as we all know we just don't say about men anymore. And not every man can pull off the “dashing” persona. His other persona is none other than the delicious Irishman Colin Farrell (YEOW!!!) – the consummate bad boy, sex symbol to many, surprisingly suave actor, and temptation personified on so many levels. Isn’t that what every woman wants? The good guy with a touch of the bad boy. The handsome devil and the sometimes just plain adorable comedian. The lady in blue was fortunate to get a dance with this delicious hunkster. He’s gorgeous, he’s sexy, he is The Sexy Charmer.
Rumba – “Poetry in Motion”
Sure, it’s a cliché, but it’s true. This dance is pure beauty, poetry in motion. If we were poets, we could probably write a stirring poem about it, and we’re not, but John Keats was. Did you see the movie Bright Star? In that film, we have the poet Keats who was nothing but pure, creative genius who needed only a few words to convey an entire range of emotions. Our brooding leading man here is a clever blend of Keats' magic and power as he conveys all the love and lust that a dance can handle, but he does it without words. He smoothly seduces the lovely lady who is as completely mesmerized by him as he is by her. Passion and intensity don’t even come close to describing it, and he doesn’t have to be overtly sexual to get the idea across. Yeah, we got it right away because we’re smart like that. And we have eyes. It took about 2 seconds to see the lust etched on his face. On the other side, he’s brooding, he is sensual, and he is tormented. That’s our Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre right there. He's romantic, yet dark and intense. And dare we say this without sighing with those goofy looks on our faces ….he has a hint of desperation. Convincing doesn't begin to describe how well he projects his emotions to the beautiful lady. He is craving her. He just has to have her. Right there....right now! (We'll wait now while you wipe the drool from your chin.)He has an edge, he has attitude, and he has so much innate sensuality that you want to, well, never mind what you want to do. Just sayin……
As Mr. Keats said:
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness…
Isn’t that exactly what we have in this Rumba? He’s sensual, he’s romantic, he’s passionate, and he’s intense. He’s too nice to be Don Juan. He’s not a tragic hero like Romeo. He’s just drop dead gorgeous, sexy as sin, and as sensual as the most romantic leading man could possibly be. We’ll just call him The Lover.
Opening dance – “Let It Rock”
This character was a whole bunch of characters, and where do we find so many wonderful men that cover the whole gamut of emotions, sentiments, and feelings that are conveyed here except for on Grey’s Anatomy.? He has the sexy good looks and great hair of McDreamy. He has the bit of the bad boy but good heart of McSteamy, and he has the ability to fling his partner around, take charge, and fix everything like McBadass - characters who will be forever now known as MacDreamy, MacSteamy, and MacBadass. Cheryl herself is a strong character once she gets on the dance floor, but even she can't tame the partner who whips her around the dance floor and oozes confidence. I can only imagine the feeling of letting this bad boy have complete control. He manages to somehow bring to life the man from Kevin Rudolph's "Let It Rock" as we see in these lyrics:
Because when I arrive
I, I'll bring the fire
Make you come alive
I can take you higher
What is this, forgot?
I must now remind you
Let it rock, let it rock, let it rock.
Funny how he can command a group dance without even trying. His name? Mac³DSB (MacDreamy, MacSteamy, MacBadass)
These three legendary leading men – The Sexy Charmer, The Lover, and Mac³DSB – have worked their way into our hearts and given us a lot to think about. And think about. And probably dream about. And think about some more. Until Monday night.....