With the help of the internet, I discovered that Jesse was going to be on a new show this fall - Chicago Fire.
My first thought was "oh no...here we go." I would be subjected to hours of my husband complaining about all the technical inaccuracies portrayed in NBC's version of firefighting.
"It's called 'suspension of disbelief,'" I remind Joe each and every time we watch a fire-related movie or show.
"It's called 'a load of crap,'" my husband counters.
In addition to the normal Hollywood attempts to make a fire more exciting than it already is, there is also the Chicago "oops" factor. This happens when actors are shown driving the wrong direction on Lake Shore Drive when they're supposed to be heading into downtown. Or when they frantically yell out an address:
"We need to get to 1500 East Monroe NOW!"
My husband just rolls his eyes and mutters:
"Good thing they're driving directly into Lake Michigan. Should have no problem putting out the fire there. Plenty of water. Dumb asses."
Regardless, I had to check out the trailers and was delighted to see Jesse not only looking cute as a button, but talking "American." No accent. I can see that Emmy now.
I found several clips of the new series, but then I nearly dropped dead when I spotted Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel:
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It's not every day you see the President's former Chief of Staff and current mayor appearing on network television.
I'll leave the comment section open to discussion about the politics of the situation, but I'm just really happy Jesse Spencer is going to be back on t.v.
Because I just can't think about that other stuff right now. Not when I've got all this laundry to do.
Have you ever heard how hard it is to get the smell of smoke out of clothes?