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Character meme for the third time
1. Leave a comment to this post - specifically saying that you would like a letter.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.

A couple of weeks ago ::coughs:: the lovely caffyolay gave me 'G' and it's taken me this long to get around to do it - not because I hadn't got the characters, but because of the alphabet meme and a certain pair of Victorian gentlemen *g* However, finally, I am going to do it.

I decided not to go with the 'obvious' one - Gibbs - as I had already used him when aries11 gave me 'J'. So there are five other 'G's behind the cut.

George Cowley
The Controller of CI5 (The Professionals) the man who has to keep the likes of Bodie and Doyle under control and deal with the Minister's demands and suggestions - and balance the two. Cowley is a wonderful character, indeed when it comes down to it I think he is my favourite Pros character, just, even more so than Bodie and Doyle. He's not just a paper-pushing Controller, he's very hands on. He really is a superb character.

George Gideon (do I get extra points for this one as both his names begin with 'G'?)
Commander George Gideon (know as Gee-Gee to colleagues and crooks alike) of Scotland Yard was the creation of the novel writer John Creasey (writing a J J Marric) who wrote more than twenty novels. There was also a twenty-six part TV series staring John Gregson. Gideon is a very well liked and respected copper, well built, but with a soft voice, a calm manner (little if anything fazes him) and superb memory and the ability to handle a staggering work force and still be a husband and father. Gideon is a wonderful character and I'd recommend the books and the TV series to anyone).

Rupert Giles
From Buffyverse. Giles is the very British school librarian and Buffy's watcher, but he's far more than just a watcher, he's very hands on and allows Buffy's friends to help out too. He gets very close to Buffy, too close in the end at least as far as the Watchers' Council believe. They sack him as her Watcher when he intervenes in a test she has to undergo, because he can't stand by and see her put through it. He loves her like a father and that isn't any good to the council. Nonetheless, he stays on at the school 'helping' and is eventually reinstated as her Watcher. He is my favourite character from Buffy - he's wonderful, he really is.

Gerry Standing
Ex-Detective Sergeant Gerry Standing from New Tricks is, like all the New Ticks team a great character. Something of a Jack-the-lad, he's been married three times and has four daughters and despite the failure of his marriages he and 'his women' often get together and he is pretty much hen-pecked. He's nicknames 'Last Man Standing' as he was the only member of the then squad who refused to take back-handers from a gangster. He has little if any time for authority, is very much old-school in his manner of handling crimes, but he gets results and when it comes down to it, you won't find anyone more loyal than Gerry. I think he's a wonderful character.

George O'Malley
Dr. George O'Malley from Grey's Anatomy played by T R. Knight is one of the main group of doctors whom we first meet as Interns. He left the show after the first five seasons. George is/was the favourite character for a lot of people. However, whereas I liked him, he never was a favourite of mine, in fact he was probably my least favourite of the 'gang'.

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aries11 From: aries11 Date: 2nd April 2012 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
Some letters definitely require more time! LOL.

The only two out of this list that I'm at all familiar with are Giles and George, and I've never even seen an entire episode of "Grey's Anatomy". I've seen a few of BtVS, though, and while I wasn't a huge fan, I did like Giles.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd April 2012 13:47 (UTC) (Link)
*Grins* That they do.

I like this meme as you often do get introduced to characters you haven't come across before. Ah, Giles . . . Love him!
caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 2nd April 2012 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
Yay for Giles!!! I've actually been thinking about a rewatch of BtVS sometime... *cough*

I know what you mean about George Cowley. Gordon Jackson gave him a lot of depth.

Hmm... would that be Gideon of the Yard? I don't remember much else about the series though.

I'll do another letter if you like. You gave me B last time and I've done a couple of others but can't remember what they are now. LOL. So worry not. Plus, it'll be after Easter before I get to it as W and family are coming to stay on Thurs until Mon.

Hope you two are okay up there? Hope it didn't get *too* hot?

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd April 2012 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
You have to love Giles *g* You should!

He really did. He could have been lost with the focus being on the boys, but somehow even when he did only have a very small part, he really was still so visible.

It would indeed be Gideon of the Yard. The box set is called Gideon's Way (I can see it from where I am sitting *g*)

Okay, I shall give you . . . T, how about that? And no worries at all - I guessed you would be having a family Easter. I hope you have a lovely time.

We're okay, thank you. Thankfully it didn't get too hot - although I did have to have my bedroom window open for one night. And oddly enough, even the days that were summer-warm were followed with frost-ridden nights. But the weather has turned a lot cooler, cold even. In fact we have heavy snow predicted for today! If it happens we'll have had all four seasons in a week!
sharpiesgal From: sharpiesgal Date: 2nd April 2012 16:59 (UTC) (Link)
I know you gave me a letter, but I forgot what it was, so could you give me another?
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 2nd April 2012 17:13 (UTC) (Link)
*Chuckles softly* I can't remember either.

Okay, I give you: C.
From: proseac1 Date: 2nd April 2012 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
I'm actually impressed that I know who Rupert Giles is! But I've only ever watched one episode of Buffy, and I couldn't tell you what it was about now.

I know none of the others you mentioned at all! Gerry Standing sounds like my kind of guy, though. I've never heard of that series - is it from the UK? Perhaps we can get it on our PBS station, if so.

I'll play again - hit me! (You gave me M last time).
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd April 2012 11:03 (UTC) (Link)

It is indeed a UK series - and it's really excellent.

New Tricks is a British television drama series which follows the work of the Metropolitan Police Service's Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. The series title is taken from the popular expression "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". The "old dogs" are successful in adapting their skills and experience to modern policing, with their knowledge of past cases proving especially useful.

Okay. *Ponders* This time I'll give you A.
maubast From: maubast Date: 8th April 2012 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
I would like a letter, please.

Loved your choices, well chosen, my dear. *hugs*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 9th April 2012 09:57 (UTC) (Link)

I give you 'D'.

Thank you, my dear *Hugs*
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