Years ago, when I was still young and spry, I got very sick with the flu. I can only remember a couple of other times that I'd gotten the flu and they were both when I got a flu shot and they both were worse than just contracting it the old-fashioned way. So during that time when I was couch-ridden, I started watching the reruns of what had been one of the most popular dramas of the 1990's. Flash forward to recent times, I'm still not getting flu shots and it seems for the better. Thus, the pick of Hot or Not this week.
When "E/R" was the hottest ticket for a Thursday night that your mom made the effort to stay up to watch, in the times before DVRs and such, Julianna Margulies was sold as being the no-nonsense nurse, the type of beauty that you slowly discover is pretty hot in the right circumstances, but whose main purpose is to make you feel comforted, taken care of.
For some time after the show had completed its run (and Margulies had long since left the cast by then - does anyone remember the drama around that final episode she was in, when George Clooney "unexpectedly" popped up in the last minute?) Julianna had gotten married, become a mom and mostly laid low. Then came "The Good Wife," a lawyer drama on a different network which had far different plans with how to package the 40-something actress.
Now she's a bonerfied sex symbol that young dudes are discovering in droves and moms are wishing they could be. She gets to be the opposite of everything she was on that medical drama and it really works. As a result, I'd confidently proclaim Margulies to be the #1 Hotter With Age lady on the tube, if not in the entertainment business as a whole.
What do you think of Julianna Margulies?