The mysterious hero…

Brandon Routh

I’m a hero kind of girl. Some like the bad boys – I can see the attraction.

Me though, I like someone who will save the girl every time.

Growing up I was glued to the TV (when we finally got one) watching Superman as he saved Lois, again, and again, and again – well you get it. Right ??

I didn’t know it at the time I was watching, but in real life a bullet had gotten the better of George Reeves.

George Reeves

I don’t think I would have enjoyed the show in quite the same way had I known.

I watched every episode – I’m like that. Once I give myself to something – I’m an all or nothing kind of girl.

Lois envy. That was my main problem.

Dean Cain from Lois and Clark

Please don’t tell me that having a guy in tights (who looks amazing), and flies around catching you as you fall off buildings before gently soaring away with you isn’t every girl’s dream.

Superman is all about mystery. I like mystery. Come on…admit it. You probably do as well.

He appears out of nowhere, just when you need him. Saves the day, then flies away. The perfect guy really. No dirty socks to pick up or toothpaste left smeared around the sink.

With each new Superman I have been waiting for the fascination to end. Familiarity breeds contempt right?

Hasn’t happened.

So far I have been happy with the actors who have taken on the Superman role – on TV and at the movies.

If I must admit to a favourite – well Christopher Reeve has my vote.

Christopher Reeve

Weird thing about the “Reeves/Reeve” though.

Christopher Reeve was Superman. He gave him something special. Hmmmm – I was a little in love with both the character and the actor.

I’ve seen ‘em all though. While Christopher Reeve still remains my favourite of all the Superman portrayals, Henry Cavill did a pretty good job and sure had me happy with his performance. Pity though, that last film. Ben Affleck as Batman, and it was not a great script. Henry however, was its saving grace. And he doesn’t look bad at all as the man of steel.

Henry Cavill

Can I tell you a secret?

I’ve even watched Smallville.

Tom Welling in Smallville

Trivia moment here – Jensen Ackles (Dean in Supernatural) had a role for a time in Smallville.

So long as they keep making Superman – I’ll keep watching.

There is something endearing about a mysterious hero who never gives up hoping the girl will see him for who he really is.

There are two things I know for certain. One: Bert and Ernie are gay. Two: I want to hear your opinion.

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