I don’t know how many of you watch television, but imagine it’s probably a fair amount. I don’t watch an inordinate amount of TV, but over the years one single show has consistently remained the top on my list of what to watch.
The 7th and final season of Rescue Me begins Wednesday, July 13 on the FX channel at 10 PM and I have no idea what I’m going to do when this show goes off the air. I love it.
The show, which aired in July of 2004, focuses on the professional and personal lives of a group of firefighters in NYC who are dealing with the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy. Denis Leary, co-creator of the show, stars as veteran firefighter Tommy Gavin, who has lost his cousin in the Twin Towers and who frequently visits Tommy in visions. Tommy is completely flawed, as are many of the other characters, but they give their all when it comes to their jobs. The final episode airs on September 7.
The show is intense, gritty, yet incredibly funny at times, and I’ve come to love these characters over the years.
And, apparently, one of them has come to love me. Yep, that’s Daniel Sunjata, who plays Franco Rivera on the show. The photo on the right was taken by my friend, Daryl, in her NYC apartment last March (Daniel was there because he’s a client of her husband’s).
When he heard what a huge fan I was, he wrote this sign.
Ok. I’ll stop now.
No, on second thought, I won’t. At the risk of losing followers, I’m going to admit that this is one of the reasons I like this show. It’s because it’s real. And it’s because Steve Pasquale (the guy who plays firefighter Sean Garrity) cracks me up.
Please forgive me the raunchiness. If my husband knew that I found this stuff hilarious, he would die. So unladylike of me (gasp). And Godfrey, if you’re reading, please don’t tell Anna. Thank you.
Rescue Me – LD