“I went there for you” lists are lists of actors who I appreciate so much based on one or more performances that I will literally go out of my way to view one or more other performances of theirs. This is sometimes rewarding; this is sometimes disastrous. But hey.
6. Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion. Geeky god-king of the Whedonverse. Someone I have never not enjoyed. I appreciated Nathan for Firefly and for Dr. Horrible, and because of my appreciation for him, followed him to Super and Castle, the latter of which is seen above and which I admit that I am woefully, heinously behind in (approximately season two, because I just keep getting distracted with other projects). I realized that I had already seen him in Slither, which was directed by James Gunn just like Super was; I had watched that just because I enjoy campy-ass, morbid horror semi-comedies, but that works as well. He is just delightful.
5, 4. Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison
As I have before mentioned, I was basically a Spring Awakening groupie. I still love it with all my heart. I naturally found Lea through that, and thought she sang pretty and such. I saw the original cast of The Light in the Piazza, too, and I absolutely was in love with Matthew Morrison in it, singing so beautifully in Italian all over the place. So naturally, when I heard all that while ago that they were going to be in a singing television program together, I went “YAY!!” and prepared to fangirl. Glee, seen above, is one of those “I went there for you” moments that I am now… mildly regretting, though, for the reasons I’ve mentioned before; also, it sucks that I don’t really like… well, a lot of the characters, but I really don’t like Rachel that much, and I really don’t like Will that much, and while Lea gets to sing all the time, Matt doesn’t get to show off what he can actually do. I miss when he sang in Italian and sustained notes and it was lovely.
3. Dichen Lachman
I love her more every time I see her face. I fell for Dichen because of Dollhouse, obviously (just like I fell for… most of the cast that I hadn’t already fallen for already). But I’ve followed her now to two different places: Torchwood: Miracle Day and now the US Being Human, seen above. I’d never watched Torchwood before, I’d never watched Being Human before, but that’s just how it is. I didn’t really love Torchwood (I hear that I would enjoy the original more, so I’m not ruling it out in the future), and I admit that I watch her Being Human episodes on my laptop and just do other things in other tabs until I hear/see her scenes come on, but I do love her. Even when it’s something I do not otherwise care about whatsoever.
2. Patrick Fugit
Surprise! This is a predictable list, yes. After falling in love with him in Almost Famous, I proceeded to follow Patrick Fugit to Saved, to Bickford Schmeckler’s Cool Ideas (which is an example of psychic going there for someone, too, since my much-loved Fran Kranz is there t00), to The Amateurs, to Wristcutters: A Love Story, seen above, to We Bought a Zoo, to Cinema Verite… yeah. Everywhere. But the thing is, I’m usually not disappointed. A lot of those aren’t my favorite movies like Almost Famous is, but I don’t dislike any of them. And I always love him.
1. Summer Glau
But my darling Summer… takes me to places I regret going sometimes. Firefly was what made me love her, too, and I didn’t follow her to Dollhouse because I was already there, but I obviously regret nothing about that experience; it’s… well, a lot of the rest. It’s following her to The Cape, seen above; I think I used that picture back in the day when I tried to put the most positive spin I could on my Cape-watching experience, because really, aside from the one girl who was on Deadwood who I decided was my Nolanized Harley Quinn, the above scene is kind of one of the only things I remember about that show. I tried so hard to enjoy myself with it, but I couldn’t even finish it, and that’s saying something considering my compulsion to finish everything I begin. It’s following her to Deadly Honeymoon, which I tumbled about that once and… well, yes. I didn’t mind following her to Alphas, that I liked fairly well; I still haven’t actually watched that show aside from her episode, though I know I should (more with the time constraints). But it’s not as unfailingly successful, following her places. Which is a shame, because she tries to make the best of everything no matter where she ends up, and that’s admirable.
–your fangirl heroine.