Look, let’s get it out of the way. This is not going to be an insightful post about the way entertainment reflects our world. It’s an astounded, curious, scientific one, as in “WTF is it about these two?”
You would have to be a total stranger reading this site for the first time not to know that I am obsessed with
i) These two people
ii) Their show The Americans and how it succeeded based on their
iii) INSANE, SO-TACTILE-YOU-CAN-SMELL-IT CHEMISTRY.
I really want to focus on iii) but let’s spend a moment on ii) – this was a show that, in the words of Todd Van Der Werff on Twitter, “couldn’t get arrested come awards season just three years ago” but it is so relentlessly good that nobody could ignore it, and despite Rhys and Russell not winning their respective categories (as I mentioned earlier, Russell’s in particular was JAMMED with talent), they are the show and so they brought the win home.
Which brings us back to iii), and my earlier question – what IS it about these two? We were talking about them and their hotness before we even turned on the red carpet. Then when they were interviewed I pointed out the obvious (to me) that they really don’t give a sh*t about any of this, and just can’t wait to get home and bang, and probably eat something carby in bed under the covers afterward. Come on, LOOK:
Maybe the off-the-charts sex appeal comes from the leftover perceptions of each of them? Like she’s still Felicity to a lot of people, and he’s… um, Welsh …so the fact that they can so effectively be hot murdering spies is the best roleplay-foreplay in the world, for them as well as us? (Also, she’s the one who really did just roll out of bed, throw on a dress, and proceed to kill us all dead. It’s Monique Lhuillier, sure, but come on.)
I’m gonna decide that’s it. They’re as riveted and turned on by the show as the rest of us are (COME AT ME LAINEY) and so every time it’s mentioned they’re just all up in their… feelings. Gotta be.
Thank you for going on this journey with me. The Golden Globes marks the last awards show The Americans is eligible for, so it will be a long time before we get to see the chemistry of the two of them out here together again. Do not stalk them in Brooklyn, that’s weird.
PS – I was among those who didn’t think I saw ‘Henry’ up on stage when The Americans won. Apparently I was not the only one – Keidrich Sellati tweeted this to prove us all wrong:
@ everyone asking where I am. Im in the back behind Matthew pic.twitter.com/ipIpUzRTGd— Keidrich (@KeidrichSellati) January 7, 2019