I love John Barrowman. I'm sure you all didn't know that, so to prove it I'll say it again: I love John Barrowman.
He's had a rather incredible life with plenty of dreams coming true for himself. One dream in particular was to host a Saturday night variety/entertainment show and last year that dream became a reality. Tonight's The Night aired for six episodes and focused on the common person's dreams and hopes of performing. John Barrowman became "Mr. Saturday Night" and made those dreams possible for very deserving people. On top of all that, he allowed people to be recognized or thanked, or just generally shown how loved they were by their family and friends; all on British national television.
This show has real heart. This show will make you bawl one moment and have you dancing the next. This show is undeniably John Barrowman. What's more important is that all of it is happening because John wants to give back and make the average person happy. He loves everyone as much as they love him. I'm in awe of this special guy.
So how ecstatic was I when a second series of TTN was announced last month? VERY DAMN EXCITED, that's how much.
There's a trailer out for it, link Tweeted by JB himself, linked below the cut.
There's also a clip released of one John's (now famous) hidden camera moments where he goes undercover to surprise the totally unaware nominee for the show. And that is the reason I've put this post together. See, the clip is on the BBC iPlayer which means us Yanks can't watch it.
Good thing I'm devious enough to get it to play for me >:]
So here's another round of: LOOK AT THIS! THIS, LOOK AT IT!
( Chief Steward, Francis Stryder, kindly directs you to click the cut for further LOLZ )
This man is truly a gift to the world.