Wednesday, May 10, 2006

On Casting Directors

On the topic of bad TV... I've devoted this week to watching reruns of Charmed on TNT. I can't say I like the show; but the outfits are terrific. If some people watch awards shows to see what stars are wearing on the red carpet, I have begun watching Charmed to see what the girls are wearing to accompany them through the pathetic excuse for a plot on the show.

I also wonder if the same people do the casting for Charmed and Alias. Balthazar Getty has shown up on both shows, and Melissa George, and the dude who plays Marshall on Alias. Is it like the Harvard Lampoon, which has a secret underground pipeline that gets you a job writing for Hollywood comedies? If you guest on Charmed, you end up on Alias sooner or later?