Monday, February 14, 2011
But especially, I love her acting.
And so I've become addicted to the new show Harry's Law. Kathy plays Harriet Corn - a disillussioned high-end patent attorney - who, almost by accident, ends up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood in a bit city dealing with a completely different type of law.
She deals with crimes engendered by poverty, by face, by stupidity - but she deals with them with an aggressiveness and charm that's truly enchanting.
One of my favourte scenes is when they first move into their miserable ex-shoe store (and when I say shoes, I mean Prada and Laboutin - real shoes - that the receptionist loves and still sells to the occasional customer) and a rat runs across the floor. She pulls out a revolver (no little lady's gun for Ms. Bates, this is a honking big revolver) and shoots the rat. She then points at her young male associate and says "you're on dead rat duty".
I want to be able to say that to somebody some day and make it sound as if it's just a natural part of my life.