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On this Shakespeare Sunday and UK Mother’s Day…

And all my mother came into mine eyes. And gave me up to tears. – Henry V

Steven Vey needs a hug and gets a hug from the only person to whom he can disclose the entire sordid truth about the recent events in his life.


If you prick us do we not bleed?
If you tickle us do we not laugh?
If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

The Merchant of Venice

Peter Blythe’s characters really should avoid fraternizing with Michael Kitchen’s characters. Grp Cpt. Smythe kept his distance and walked away unscathed but woe to Chris Bouch and Kenneth Lawrence.

“What’s done, is done.” – Macbeth

Judges played by Michael Kitchen belong on prime-time TV. A nominee for a stolen Supreme Court seat? Not so much.

Yet another spectacle orchestrated by a megalomaniac president.

The lord chancellor calls to convey some good news to Steven Vey.

Michael Kitchen playing the cuckold.

Another of Michael Kitchen’s on-screen marriages goes kaput, with childlessness once again blamed as a contributing factor. Steven, Sarah, Richard, Anna, Greg, and Linda might have come to better terms with their situation if they’d read this article. Oh well, on the bright side, divorce means no longer having to live with your wife’s decorating tastes:

Michael Kitchen’s strut.

In the night shadows.

The sweet side of a multidimensional character.

Posted last month by a Shaftesbury resident on northstandchat.com:

Michael Kitchen of Foyle’s War and the like is also a regular [in my local Tesco] and he also uses the same swimming pool as my wife each morning.

Art imitates life.

Steven Vey savors some very good news, but his celebration is cut short by some very bad news.

From a fun review of The Guilty by David Wiegand at SFGate.com:

…there is no denying the pleasure of watching Kitchen be so repugnant.
…Eventually, the coincidences pile up to the point where you just say “the heck with it” and enjoy the good parts of the show.

In other words, all the scenes with MK.

In another review at nj.com, the question I have is asked:

Does he rape her? We’re not sure — she passes out as he forces himself on her — but his behavior following the incident falls considerably short of chivalrous.

To me, it seems he stopped at assault:

“Full-out rape” according to the comprehensive, well-written review at filmintuition.com.

Steven Vey may be a big shot in his professional life, but at home, he gets no respect from his wife and step-daughters.

Steven Vey’s bare cupboard.

“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain –” – Hamlet

Drinks + mutual attraction between the dimply boss and his doe-eyed secretary = dangerous ground.

Working the mouth shrug to win the jury in the opening scene of The Guilty.

Not a bad day’s work for Serena Scott Thomas (Kristin’s younger sister).

A diamond bracelet on National Jewelry Day…

What’s wrong with her?

The first 10 minutes of The Guilty quickly establish Steven Vey’s hotshot status and Michael Kitchen’s magnetism.

LB said:

I think his most erotic screen kiss was from The Guilty.  The way he keeps his hands in his pockets and leans in, wow, you can imagine his hot breath on her neck. The only problem with that scene is that it’s not me playing opposite him.  I love every scene he has ever done with his hands in his pockets. It seems to show great control as he keeps his center of gravity.

That’s a lot of love given how much MK loves his pockets!   Striking whenever he does it, but possibly nowhere more effective (and erotic) than the scene in Nicky’s kitchen.