Friday, April 3, 2009

Willow: The Real Guy

You might have heard me talk about Hollyoaks in the past, but if not, it’s a show in the UK that I found out about last summer. I fell in love with one of the characters and began to follow their storyline as best as I could through youtube videos uploaded on a site. After his story ended, I tried to find other characters I’d come to know and love through youtube on my own, wondering what would come of their new storylines. Now, when I first started watching Hollyoaks, the character I became attached too was one named John Paul McQueen (James Sutton), who was best friends, and eventually even fell in love with, Craig Dean.

The person who plays Craig is who I always think of these days when I see or hear the name Guy. Why? Well, it’s not hard to guess…his real name is Guy Burnet. When I was younger, I wasn’t really a fond of the name, but once I started watching Hollyoaks and learned Craig’s real name, I started getting used too it and became a fan. So, you can imagine, when I first started reading Willow, I’d always think of Guy Burnet in regards to Guy. No, I didn’t picture him in place of my own imagination, but it was something that definitely made me fonder of Guy, just because I was a fan of Guy Burnet’s before.

I thought I’d share this, as I thought it was an amusing story. For those of you who don’t live in the UK or who might not know Guy Burnet, here is a photo:


Polo.Pony said...

Interesting story! Since I don't live in U.K I haven't ever heard of that TV show. I know what you mean about if your reading a book and one of the characters names is the name of someone else you know or like you imagine someone like them!

Erika Lynn said...

he is a cutie!! and I have only known one person named Guy and I worked with him a few years ago. He was really fun but nothing like the Guy in the book.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Polo.Pony: Definitely, it does happen, but it's kind of cool as well. Thanks, glad you liked the story.

Erika Lynn: Right? Just like the Guy in the book, as I imagine him to be. Aww...well, the one in the book is pretty awesome so not many people could probably compare. :P


Alea said...

Aww I liked that story!

I love the name Guy, I think it's just cute!

prophecygirl said...

He was always one of my favourite Hollyoaks characters when I watched it, I loved his whole family.

Great post!

katie said...

I live in the US so i have never heard of this show but he is definitely a cutie! I don't think I really like the name Guy but I hope I like the character of Guy! I plan on starting Willow tonight!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Katie: I'm sure you'll love Guy and I think it's one of those names you have to get used too...unless you hear it all the time or something.

Prophecygirl: Thanks! And I definitely loved him and his family I just wish I had a way to see more of his earlier episodes...sigh.

Alea: It is, and thank you!

Nora said...

What a cutie!

Amelia said...

I have never met anyone named Guy before... but it is a cool name.