Yep, You're Old

A bit of blogging fluff for a brain that needs something to rest on for a bit:

You know you are aging when the actors who played super-cool twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings when you were in college begin to take on roles portraying parents of teenagers.

When I was in college, in 1993, Dean Cain landed the role of Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. I loved that show and managed to watch most every episode. I'm even considering buying the DVDs. It was a good show. This was the same show that launched Terri Hatcher's career into the stratosphere. Afterall, who can really argue with Superman's girl, right. It ran from 1993 to 1997.

So last night I recorded CSI: Miami on the DVR and watched it late in the evening after the dudes went to bed. Can you guess who had a guest roll as the parent of a teenager? Yep. Superman, himself. Frightening.

And while I don't really put much stock in People Magazines' definition of "sexy man", I'm agreeing with Tracie. What on earth? Matt Damon? Are you kidding me? How blah can you get? Were the People people asleep at the wheel or what?

No, thank you.


Mimi said...

I'd put Dean Cain on that list, actually.

I know what you mean - there's something odd about Ferris Bueller being someone's dad.

TracieClaiborne said...

I was just flipping channels that night and saw my former crush, Dean Cain, as a DAD!!!
I said to Mike, "You know you're old when someone you think is hot is playing the Dad to a grown-up looking son."

ha! It's so sad, isn't it?
He's lost a little of his hotness too. Which is odd, because usually men get better with age. Mine did!

Amy said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. I haven't really been into TV hunks since I was a teen and Kirk Cameron was SOOOOOOOOOOOO irresistably cute as Mike Seaver, but I think Matt Damon is just. . . someone I probably wouldn't even notice walking down the street. But then again, I don't watch much tv or many movies, so what do I know?