Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Return Of The 90's Heartthrob

Christian Slater is back on television.

Do you know what that means?

It means, Christian Slater is back on television.

He had a show not too long ago, it was called My Own Worst Enemy. It didn't last long. I caught the pilot episode and actually thought it was pretty good. It concerned me when it was cancelled so quickly. I got to thinking, do people not understand the awesomeness of Christian Slater?

He was one of my teenage crushes. I loved him. Have you ever seen Pump Up the Volume? Like Empire Records and Dazed and Confused it's a teenage classic. It's about this kid who's a big nerd in school, but by night he's a host of a pirate radio station. It's epic.

Some of the classic lines are "Talk Hard" and "I can smell a lie like a fart in a car". The movie is chalked full of awesomeness. Samantha Mathis is even in it as the Eat Me, Beat Me queen. Classic.

Anyways, I noticed Christian Slater is back on television. It's nice that they keep giving C-Slate all these chances. I don't want to see my nineties heartthrobs fade into the distance never to be seen again. They all should be making comebacks like Slater. Some of you might argue and say he was a eighties heartthrob, not so.

Sure Heathers was in 1988, but that was the tail end of the 80's and Christian's true classics like Kuffs, Untamed Heart and True Romance all came in the nineties. He was too young in the early eighties to be a heartthrob and so his dreaminess was postponed till the nineties rolled into place.

Present day C-Slate isn't nearly as attractive as his younger days. And in all fairness, I don't know why I really found him attractive. I think it was his hair and voice. He has that weird little way of talking that I enjoy. Regardless, it's nice to see Hollywood hasn't swallowed him whole and spat out his bones.

To be honest, I want to see all my teenage crushes return to the silver screen. I'm waiting, rather impatiently for Corey Feldman to make a comeback. I know he had The Two Coreys show, but that was more sad than anything else. It depressed me to watch. If you mention this next part in public, I will deny it to no end. I liked him in Lost Boys: The Thirst. He had the red bandanna and the long hair again. Took me back to the first Lost Boys, which, as we all know, is a classic.

Corey Feldman has been in my heart since the eighties. It wasn't Goonies or Gremlins that did it for me. No. It was Stand By Me. He played the geeky, crazy kid, Teddy Duchamp. Cute as a freakin' button. Of course, now it's sort of creepy for me to think of him as cute then, but what can you do?

I know he's done a few things, not much, as of late. I think he needs to do more. I think they need to do a Goonies sequel. Who'd be in for that? I would! We should write a petition and see if we can get it underway.

He's just cute. Even in his skinny, more questionable days. He also has a good voice as well. Hey! What do you know? I think voice has something to do with what I find attractive. Interesting.


HollyAnn said...

You brought up so awesome movies tht I love! *sigh* I'm going to have to go find some of these now and watch them again.

T.L Tyson said...

@hollyann - They just don't make movies like they did in the in 80/90s

Evangeline said...

Would you be surprised to learn my crush was Watts in Some Kind Of Wonderful?

T.L Tyson said...

@Evangeline - No. Mary Stuart Masterson is one fine piece of ace. Though she was a little whiney for my liking in Bed of Roses.

Jennifer Sosniak said...

Baby Ruth? :D

Cameron said...

I would totally be in for a Goonies sequel. Did you see the video of the reunion they did a few years ago? It was epic.

T.L Tyson said...

@Cameron - YES and it was spectacular. :)