Hot Guys with Guns: Don Johnson
I don’t know if you caught my blog entitled Stallone, Willis and Rourke and Yet, I Am Sad, but if you haven’t, please check it out before reading this one.
Go ahead, I’ll wait.
In that blog, I lamented the bad facelifts and face work that Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke have undergone that have changed their faces so drastically, leaving them to age…well…poorly. That led my mind to meander to better days for Mickey Rourke and one of the movies he did back when he was looking a bit more natural and then I fondly remembered his co-star, Don Johnson. Remember Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man?
Don Johnson Was Hot
Remember when we all hated Melanie Griffith because she scooped Don Johnson out from under all of us?
Wait, maybe that was just me.
Anyway, Miami Vice was the top show in the United States and Don Johnson was all Miami hotness wrapped up in assorted pastel Lacoste. He lived on a boat, had an alligator for a pet and he was dreamy.
Then I went to college and joined the Air Force and Don Johnson was a thing of the past. I had moved on to my Top Gun and GI Joe phase by then. By the time I’d returned from overseas and was watching American Television again, Goose (Anthony Eddwards) had been reincarnated as a doctor on the show ER, Tom Cruise was jumping on Oprah’s couch, making a fool of himself, and Don Johnson was making a trucklod of B movies.
Long Flat Balls II, seriously, Don?
But then, in 2015, he hit gold. Or rather, oil.
Don Johnson is Still Hot
In 2015, the television show Blood & Oil debuted and it looked like a new, hepped up version of Dallas with all the badassery, sex appeal, and cowboy hats you could imagine. At seeing the very first trailer, I was hooked! Don Johnson was back and he was a hardass millionaire who could still ride a horse and sport a tux. Hell, yes!
I’m here to tell you, Blood and Oil, starring a delightfully well-aged Don Johnson, was worth every watching minute and then some! It is beyond me why ABC canceled it, but they’re the same network that canceled Castle so their street cred is down the toilet with me.
For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to see Blood and Oil on it’s first run, I highly recommend you stream, buy or borrow it because it really was that good. (ABC SUCKS!)
As for Don Johnson, you can see how nicely he’s come through the years.