This time it's Lauren Schneider. She's really wonderful. And really beautiful. She's a counselor for a therapy group on the TV show GO ON, a character wonderfully and beautifully acted by Laura Benanti.
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This isn't the first time I've fallen in love with a TV character. Thinking back, all the way back, to my childhood, I think my first crush on TV was Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) from LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. And her sister on the show, Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson). I liked them both. I liked Mary first, when they were younger, but liked Laura when they were older. I soon moved on to a few of the sisters on EIGHT IS ENOUGH. They were a bit older than I was, but love is love.
If I had been allowed to watch CHARLIE'S ANGELS, I'm sure I would have been in love with Kris Munroe (Cheryl Ladd). I did watch THE DUKES OF HAZARD, though, and discovered a new love, Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach). Wow! I also discovered cars, though, and the General Lee was awesome!
It's so easy to fall in love with TV characters, at least on shows written prior to the past decade, generally speaking. They are all pretty perfect, by design. Why would you want to watch a show about characters you didn't like? Television is a little bit different these days, though. Characters are full of flaws, mostly to make them more human (my guess), but also to be laughed at, for entertainment value. GO ON's Lauren Schneider has her flaws, but she is still very likable and gorgeous. Too bad she isn't real....but, then, everyone would think I was nuts, falling in love with a television character....
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Psst! Lauren, if you're out there, just leave a few comments down below. Or send me a tweet. Or befriend me on FB. Anything! I promise, I'm not crazy.