Thursday, October 06, 2005

Henry Ian Cusick spotted on Lost

One of the great things about being in the USA (among many others, e.g. great coffee, jerky, smoothies, root beer, free refills, popcorn with butter on it at the cinema) is that you can catch all the new TV shows as they come out rather than having to wait several months to emerge on Sky or E4. As regular readers know, I only blog on matters of urgent interest to New Testament scholarship, so I will note that the second season of Lost, the third episode of which premiered last night on ABC, featured Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, most famous for playing Jesus in the Visual Bible's Gospel of John. He has appeared in the first three episodes. He is something of a baddie and seems to have a Scottish accent (or was it Irish?).

Meanwhile, another Jesus, Victor Garber (from Godspell) is still frowning away as Sydney (Jennifer Garner)'s father in Alias, also on ABC and now in its umpteenth season. Interesting how these shows aren't just of marginal, almost cult interest here, as they are in the UK, but are on prime-time telly.


crystal said...

Now that you're here, you can expand your tv horizens and start watching the good stuff like Battlestar Galactica, CSI Miami, and Inside the Actor's Studio :-)

Cb said...

Oh I think The Daily Show ought to be at the top of that list. And then the question is which root beer? :-)

jbdean said...

Henry Ian Cusick is playing a Scot in LOST. He has said this himself. When he did the audition, he was told they wanted either a Scottish accent or Irish. He opted for his natural accent and went with the Scot. :D