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Buckle up. Adventure Calls!

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


I love to fly and it shows. Sure, that's not the tag line for Pan Am, but I never said it was. I came to fly. Admittedly, my expectations for ABC's new drama, Pan Am, were to the moon, richly due to the casting of Christina Ricci (whom never fails to interest me). Throw in a concept where women are flying sex dolls with a weight requirement and 3-inch "stow me" pumps and count me in.

As a self-admitted sucker for aesthetics, I have to say the cinematography and lighting for Pan Am are d'gorgeous. I felt like Dorothy (well, more so than usual anyway) walking out into the technicolor beauty of Oz. Kudos to the powers-that-be for making Pan Am a visual feast of beauty. I could be a little biased or brainwashed - the bus stop by my gym is sporting one of the gorgeous uniforms of the elite barbies in the sky - Pan Am stewardesses. Yes, I said stewardess! (It takes a lesser human being to be a flight attendant.) I think there is enough delightful dish to keep a "Dynasty Queen" going and enough substance to appease the snobbish Mad Men fan. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

Buddha to fly. And, I think I will. Buckle up. Adventure calls. Pan Am takes flight Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC following the final season of Marc Prune - er - Cherry's final season of Jurassic Housewives.








Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!

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