June 21, 2011

obsessed.: Nathan Fillion

While last week's celebrity obsessed. was inspired by a book signing, this week's—unfortunately—is not. This week's obsessed., however, is inspired. As is the subject of the post. (See what I did there? I gots word skillz.)

To newer fans, Nathan Fillion is Rick Castle, wacky author, part-time detective and foil to Detective Kate Beckett on Castle. (Which I have gushed over previously.) Longer-time fans will know him as Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Captain Mal Reynolds of Firefly and Serenity, Caleb on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, roles on Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and One Life to Live and a variety of other shows and movies.

Nathan as Mal Reynolds:

Nathan as Captain Hammer:

Nathan as Rick Castle:

Nathan as Rick Castle as Mal Reynolds:

Although the man is quite handsome, it's his acting (I promise) that I enjoy watching most. He's a funny and genuine character in all of his roles. He makes an excellent anti-hero on Firefly, he's hilarious as the ridiculous Captain Hammer, and a fantastic dad and friend on Castle. He also seems—as far as I can tell from Twitter, interviews and stalking hearsay—like an all-around cool person and geek. (He recently voiced the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Nights.) For example—and here's the inspiration for this post, thank you Wes:

The Art of Photobombing, by Nathan Fillion


I do so enjoy it when celebrities act like people.

And also, one of my most favorite GIFs:

What's your favorite Nathan role?



  2. I love him so much. Favorite role? As much as I really like Mal (and Captain Hammer), I really like him as Castle. I feel like Castle is probably closest to his real personality. How much would I love to go to a Rick Castle book signing??? I wonder if he'll come to Denver.

  3. okay, i really want to watch castle... BUT hulu only has the third season streaming. do i have to watch from the beginning or do you think it's okay to start with season three and watch the other two after? i would normally never do this, but i need some good summer tv!

  4. "what's your favorite Nathan role?"
    Agh! What an unfair question. He's so wonderful and you know what, as much as I love Castle, he will always be Captain Tightpants. <3

  5. I am LOVING the NF love! So glad you guys like him as much as I do.

    Jen-Great thought on Castle being close to his real personality. I totally agree—and heart him all the more for it.

    Megan-Honestly, I would start from the beginning. I have both season 1 and season 2 on DVD and would gladly let you borrow them, if you'd like. :)

    Emelia-I know! I couldn't pick a favorite either, but I wanted to know your thoughts, haha!

  6. Mal Reynolds will always be my captain! I have to get caught up on the last few Castle eps from this season. I love the photobombs - especially the last one - what a creeper. haha.

  7. Colt loves to photobomb. It makes me laugh when I see the results. :)


  8. I love Nathan Fillion everything! I first came to know him through Castle, and now recognize him as the voice of Hal Jordan on the animated show Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Love him.

    Could I request a Haiku of Nathan?!?:)

  9. Yes, I need to see that cartoon! I've heard pretty good things.

    And here is a haiku for you:

    You light up my life
    Captain Mal and Rick Castle
    Can we be best friends?