My take on The “Flaming Hot…5 Reasons Why” Tag

Last March, Jillian from The Classic Film Connection tagged me for The “Flaming Hot…5 Reasons Why” Tag! For this tag, participants must choose five characters from film and/or television they think is “swoon-worthy”. It has been a while since my last tag post, so I thought writing this article now would be a good way to start the new year! Thank you, Jillian, for your thoughtfulness. Before I start my list, I need to share the tag’s official rules, which are the following:

  1. You must add the name of the blog that tagged you AND those of the Thoughts All Sorts and Realweegiemidget Reviews with links to ALL these sites.. and use the natty cat themed picture promoting this post. (*See below.*)
  2. List 5 of your all-time swoon-worthy characters from TV or Film ie crushes/objects of your affection. And also do mention the actor or actress who plays them, as you might like James Bond as played by Timothy Dalton and no one else.. etc etc
  3. Link to 5 other bloggers.
  4. Add lovely pictures, gifs or videos of those you selected.
  5. If you don’t have a blog (or don’t have time to write a post) join in with your choices on Twitter with this #5TheFlamingHot5ReasonsWhy Tag and tag @realweegiemidge and @Thoughtsallsort and the person who tagged you in your tweet.
  6. Oh…and post these rules.
The Flaming Hot…Five Reasons Why Tag banner found on The Classic Film Connection

Kili

from The Hobbit trilogy

Portrayed by Aidan Turner

Image of Kili created by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, WingNut Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures

When I saw The Hobbit trilogy for the first time, Kili quickly became my favorite character! While being photogenic certainly helps his case, Kili has such a great personality as well. One of these attributes is his humbleness. Throughout The Hobbit trilogy, Kili never boasts about his royal status. In fact, I didn’t even know he was a prince until Thorin, in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, said Kili and his brother, Fili, were “his sister’s sons”. This choice is one reason why Kili is, in my opinion, the MVP of Middle-Earth!

Bucky Barnes

from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

Portrayed by Sebastian Stan

Avengers: Endgame Bucky Barnes poster created by The Walt Disney Company and Marvel Studios. © Disney•Pixar. All rights reserved. Marvel and Avengers Characters: ©2017 Marvel. Image found at https://www.marvel.com/articles/movies/mcu-heroes-unveil-avengers-endgame-character-posters

Anyone who has followed my blog would not be surprised by this selection. I’ve stated in the past that Bucky is my favorite superhero in the MCU. At 18 Cinema Lane, he has been brought up on more than one occasion; from being a main subject of one of my first editorials to wishing Bucky and his fans would stop getting treated like afterthoughts. In this film series, Bucky has been through a lot of heartbreak. Despite that, he has never used his heartbreak to treat others badly. If anything, Bucky has tried to make the world a better place than how it was given to him. I haven’t seen The Falcon & the Winter Soldier, so I don’t know how Bucky’s story continues after Avengers: Endgame. Out of the entries I’ve seen in the MCU, Bucky’s inclusion has been a highlight!

Apollodorus

from Caesar and Cleopatra (1946)

Portrayed by Stewart Granger

In case you haven’t seen Caesar and Cleopatra, Apollodorus’ picture is in the top right-hand corner of the poster. Caesar and Cleopatra created by Gabriel Pascal Productions, Eagle-Lion Films, and United Artists.

Apollodorus is my favorite character from 1946’s Caesar and Cleopatra! Even though it’s been years since I’ve seen the film, I remember Apollodorus’ charisma and likable personality. He was such a stand-out, I, honestly, wish Cleopatra had formed a relationship with him instead of Caesar. As I said in my review of Caesar and Cleopatra back in 2019, Stewart’s performance was such a joy to watch!

Tom Thornton

from When Calls the Heart

Portrayed by Max Lloyd-Jones

If you have not watched When Calls the Heart, Tom is the gentleman standing on the left in this photo. Image created by Crown Media Family Networks and Hallmark Channel.

Tom Thornton is another character I’ve brought up before on 18 Cinema Lane. However, I haven’t taken the time to explain why he is my favorite character from When Calls the Heart. Tom has been through a series of trials in his life. Similar to Bucky, he doesn’t use those trials as a reason to treat others poorly. By the end of season two, Tom took the initiative to turn his life around. In the season five episode featuring Jack and Elizabeth’s wedding, it seems Tom’s initiative paid off, as he became a businessman. At the publication of this tag, I have no idea which characters from past seasons could make an appearance in When Calls the Heart’s tenth season. If any of them do show up in the upcoming season, I hope Tom is one of them!

Darryl Harding

from Murder, She Wrote

(Season 11, Episode 16 – “Film Flam”)

Portrayed by Jim Caviezel

For those who haven’t seen “Film Flam”, Darryl is the second character to the left. Screenshot taken by me, Sally Silverscreen.

To this day, “Film Flam” is still the best episode of Murder, She Wrote I’ve seen! Darryl’s inclusion is one reason why. While Jessica was attempting to solve the episode’s mystery, Darryl got to know a woman named Elaine. Their interactions were a highlight of the story, as Jim and Stacy had strong on-screen chemistry. I haven’t seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote. I have never even seen the four made-for-tv movies that were released after the show ended. But I hope Darryl, as well as Elaine, are acknowledged again.

5 Tags

Maddy from Classic Film And TV Corner

Hamlette from Hamlette’s Soliloquy

Erica from Poppity Talks Classic Film

Ruth from Silver Screenings

Olivia from Meanwhile, in Rivendell…

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen

12 thoughts on “My take on The “Flaming Hot…5 Reasons Why” Tag

  1. Fun selections! I really like Kili too, and I think Bucky had some great character development over the course of the MCU movies I’ve seen.

    I haven’t seen Caesar and Cleopatra, but I have been on a bit of a Stewart Granger kick these past few months, so I might have to add this to my want-to-watch list.

    Thanks for the tag 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome and thanks for reading my tag post! I would definitely be interested in hearing your thoughts on ‘Caesar and Cleopatra’ if you do check the film out! I would also like to join your L. M. Montgomery Week event by reviewing the first season of ‘Emily of New Moon’. Due to technical difficulties, I haven’t been able to post my comment to your blog.

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  2. Hey, I totally forgot about this! 😀 You have a good memory! 😉

    Not only I am unfamiliar with each of your characters, but the only actor I recognize is Jim Caviezel. I had no idea he was on Murder, She Wrote! I’ll have to be on the lookout for that episode. He is quite handsome and has such a sweet disposition so often, I wonder if that’s just naturally him. (Not to mention, he looks adorably fresh-faced here as well.) ❤

    Thanks so much for the shoutout! I’ve even gotten a few clicks off of it. 🙂

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