Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Current Crush: Chris Messina in Damages

I have written before about my love for the Glenn Close drama Damages. Because it is not a network show, I choose to watch Damages over a week or so each year when the previous season is released on DVD. This means I am always a season behind (the fifth and final season just began airing with Ryan Phillippe.)

One of the things I love best about Damages is it's incredible casting. Besides series regulars Close, Rose Bryne and my favorite Zachary Booth, the cast has welcomed some of the best stage and screen actors in the business. Over the past few seasons Damages has provided a stage for the talents of Lily Tomlin, Martin Short, Ted Danson, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Anastasia Griffith, Michael Nouri, Timothy Olyphant, Campbell Scott, Zeljko Ivanek, Noah Bean, Peter Facinelli, Ben Shenkman, Darrell Hammond and Judd Hirsch.

The season I am watching, the shows fourth, brings in Dylan Baker, John Goodman and one of my favorite actors Chris Messina. Originally a stage actor, I have loved Messina since first seeing him on Six Feet Under more than a few years ago. Messina's Damages character Chris Sanchez is often difficult to watch.

Sanchez is superb as Sandchez, heartbreaking and proud, working through post traumatic stress syndrome from his time working for the private military company High Star. I am on a few episodes in, but already Messina has me rooting for the safe return home for his character. Up next for Messina, next seasons The Mindy Project.

Messina in Six Feet Under

1 comment:

Bobby F said...

Has Ryan Phillippe shown his AMAZING butt yet?