David Suchet on playing Poirot

I don’t care if you are a manic Poirot fan or if you’ve just watched one or two episodes along the way, but this will not be a waste of your time. Twenty minutes may seem like a long time to just sit and watch an interview, but believe me, you will leave the computer blessed. I certainly know I did.

I just want to say something to you, Mr. Suchet – Thank you, so much, for playing Poirot, for being a strong Christian, and for being my inspiration… thank you for everything. You are a blessing to me.

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I’M SO HAPPY!

I. FINALLY. FOUND. IT. I’m so happy I don’t even know how to express myself!!!!!!!giphyAt long last, I’ve discovered the television series theme song that Hugh Fraser co-composed. He also played the flute and the base guitar in it as well. Listen hear and enjoy!

Also, while we are on the subject of Hugh Fraser, I found a gif set of my favorite moment of The Big Four. Pretty much the only thing they got right in the entire episode – when Hastings see’s Poirot again for the first time after thinking he was dead, Hastings give Poirot a full blown hug (and of course they added Japp and Miss Lemon grinning admiringly in the background, but I liked that.) I wish so much that the camera could have stayed on them just a little bit longer! Watch it and cry from joy, my fellow Poirot fans.

Here’s a better look at that last one 😀My Pictures

Sometimes I wonder about us, Christians

I was reading Peril at End House yesterday when I was startled by some very sage wisdom (keen insight) on the part of the aged detective, Hercule Poirot. While discussing the murder of the innocent young woman Maggie Buckley, Poirot begins to blame himself. In an act of kindness, his good friend Hastings murmurs, “Providence.” Poirot, somewhat hotly, replies with this:

“Ah! Mon ami, I would not put on the shoulders of the good God the burden of men’s wrongdoing. You say that in your Sunday morning voice of thankfulness – without reflecting that what you are really saying is that le bon Dieu has killed Miss Maggie Buckley.”

Well wow… will you look at that? A fictional Roman Catholic detective has a whole lot more sense on this issue than most Protestant pastors I’ve heard. For some reason, I’m not all that surprised. As a matter of fact, I do believe I could say that quote back to many things I’ve heard coming from the pulpit. Sometimes, we as Christians are so caught up in “providence,” the “sovereignty” of God, that we forget this world is cursed and full of sinners. We look at something absolutely horrible and say, “Well, that is a very bad thing, but God is sovereign! 😀 ” Yes of course, God is sovereign, but sometimes, bad people do bad things, and it’s bad, really, really, really bad, and there’s nothing good about it. Yes, God can teach us things through the bad that happens, but it’s still really bad.

I remember, a little while ago, two horrific things happened in my life that I thought I would never get over – everybody said, “God is sovereign! This must actually be a good thing!” I always thought, “no, this is not a good thing. It’s a bad thing. God may easily be able to teach me something through this, and good things may come out of it, but this is still a bad thing.” I only wish now I could have had this quote to say back to them when they said that to me.

Sometimes I wonder about us, Christians… a fictional detective oughtn’t to have more wisdom about God’s sovereignty than our pastors and theologians.

Happy Poirot News

So I have known for some time that Hugh Fraser, Pauline Moran, and Phillip Jackson would all be returning to the Poirot universe once more for The Big Four, which makes me really HAPPY, of course!jim

But then the other day, while I was trying to see if there were any promo photos or trailers out for The Big Four, I discovered something not only absolutely amazing, but incredibly exciting.

MARK GATISS WROTE THE SCREENPLAY FOR THE BIG FOUR!

Allow me to illustrate my feelings with a few well chosen gifs…

First I was like:

billThen I was like:oh yeahAnd:yayAnd now I’m like:tumblr_mhvp0dSvv61r0y40yo1_400Every single time I think about it!

Oh my gosh! This is going to be so awesome!leonard wink

Pauline Moran

This post is dedicated to Pauline Moran, and specifically to her portrayal of Miss Felicity Lemon.There is such a “goodness,” a simple purity in her Miss Lemon – but even so, she’s no dummy – she’s intelligent, savvy and wry, and one just cannot help falling head over heels in love with her.Also, I simply LOVE every outfit she wears in this show…

…And don’t get me started on her hats!Not to mention her glasses, and whatever it is she does with her hair… seriously, I want to know what sort of gel she uses… 😉 It’s spectacular!!!

And then there’s the three of them all together – I think my favorite parts of the entire series is the domestic moments – they’re such a sweet and adorable “family.”

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks she’s absolutely beautiful! I was talking with my mom, discussing the difference between “pretty” and “beautiful.” While Pauline is not particularly what most people would call “pretty” she has some special quality about her that makes her, at least to me, one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen.

Congrats, Miss Moran, you’re the first woman to make it to my list of favorite actors!