MY INVISIBLE BOYFRIEND’S 7 Days of Stuff continues!
In My Invisible Boyfriend, Heidi creates Gingerbread Ed, her very own imaginary boyfriend. But he’s not her first: she’s already a teensy bit obsessive about a time-travelling detective on TV by the name of Mycroft Christie. He’s half Sam Tyler, half Adam Adamant, and she adores him.
Where do you get your ideas? people often ask us writing types. This one’s not really a stretch: I’ve been having TV boyfriends since I was tiny.
Illya Kuryakin: the other Man from UNCLE
The not-noticeably-Russian David McCallum, long before his NCIS days, was the superest 60s superspy of them all. This vid encapsulates his charms perfectly, and it doesn’t even include that time he joined the foreign legion. Or was nearly killed by foam. Or bees. THAT’S HOW AWESOME HE IS.
The Doctor (especially the beige one)
My Doctor. Tom Baker was what made me hide behind the sofa as a nipper, so the arrival of His Beigeness was very welcome to my six-year-old self.
Anyway, he’s got a TARDIS and will take you on adventures! Which might kill you, if you happen to be an annoying mathematical genius! Hooray! Bonus TV Boyfriend points for the fact that if you get bored, you can bonk him on the head and get a new one.
Robin Hood, the Mullet King
Michael Praed might have regenerated into Jason Connery so he could go and be in Dynasty, but we forgive him. He worked a pair of tights and some deeply dubious flowing locks like no other before or since. (Yes, recent BBC version, I’m looking at you.) Marion was FABULOUS too. And the Merries. And the Sheriff. And his final episode… *wibbles* I think I’m still recovering all these years later.
Did you know Antony Horowitz wrote some of this?
Relive the, um, magic.
Firefly’s Captain Tightpants
“We may experience some turbulence and then… explode.” That’s the kind of reassurance you want from a Captain.
Like the follow-up movie sequel Serenity, Joss Whedon’s ill-fated Firefly (TM) was a true space western, and Mal was head cowboy of a slightly rubbish spaceship stacked with dodgy cargo. Yep: he’s Han Solo on the telly. That’s all you need to know.
(Oh, and sometimes he transports cows in that there hangar. It’s that kind of show.)
Willow, the occasionally-also-a Vampire Slayer
Because, like in real life, TV boyfriends can be girls too. 🙂
Willow managed to persuasively grow up from dorky sidekick to superpowered witchy woman without losing any of her original perky charm. (Well, OK, there was that time she tried to end the universe by means of a laboured don’t-do-drugs-kids metaphor – but she wore a really good jacket while she was doing it.)
Now, will someone please write me a TV show where they all team up and FIGHT CRIME?
Come back tomorrow for more from 7 Days of Stuff!