Monday, November 08, 2010

Hot Fuzz

So when this whole “Lip Service” business started everyone assumed Frankie’s Ruta Gedmintas would be the show’s resident lesbothrob. She was the “Shane” of the group (yes, yes – I know she’s not Shane). She did all the moody looking through her hair and randy dropping of her skinny jeans. She was the bad girl. But a funny thing happened on the way to fandom, everyone started swooning over the good girl instead. Sure, we still love us some Frankie. But bring up Detective Sergeant Sam Murray to a group of gay ladies and you’ll hear a chorus of, “Ooooooh, the hot cop.” Yes, hot cop is hot – and ridiculously so.

I’ve been trying to analyze exactly what makes Hot Cop so hot. (For science, obviously.) And what I’ve come up with is actually pretty simple. Sam is your dream girlfriend. Hot, smart, strong, accomplished, calm, confident, happy to have sex on her office desk. She is proof that good girls aren’t boring, they’re just good – at lots of really good things.

All the credit in the world must be given to out actress Heather Peace for making Hot Cop so very hot. She had taken what could have been a somewhat two-dimensional role (good, stoic cop lady) and turned her into an infinitely relatable and desirable character. As the only out cast member she brings a needed authenticity to her part. We know her. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup. She does wear a lot of tight button-down shirts. She hasn’t got time for bullshit. She has got a shitload of swagger. She swigs beer like a fucking champion. (In real life she can apparently swing like a fucking champion, too, because she is also a jazz singer.) Wait, have I mentioned she is really hot?

I know we’re supposed to want Cat and Frankie together, I know that. And part of me does – first loves and all. But another part of me says screw that head case. Stay with the hot cop and have hot sex in the backseats of taxis forever and ever.

Thank you, Heather Peace/Hot Cop/Det. Sgt. Sam Murray. I will now make the obligatory joke about you being welcome to handcuff me and/or give me a firm frisking anytime.

Also, thanks for this. Guess it’s Naked Lady Monday after all. NSFW, obviously, clearly, very much so. You’re welcome. [Click to enlarge, which goes for all the images, you big perv.]

p.s. My friends over at Feromoon would be more than happy to help you catch up on all the Hot Cop action of “Lip Service.” Enjoy.

37 comments:

Hauwerine said...

She's insanely hot! A looks like my gf (with long hair). GRR.

feromoon said...

Many thanks for the mention and remember : everyoni is more than welcome to lick their labia at feromoon.info. or just swoon at Sam the hot cop on Lip Service every Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer is by far the hottest cop on TV...
this one is mewwwww

Anonymous said...

Beals I forgot,sorry

Anonymous said...

Ok, Sam is good. But Beals in uniform in the new series Ride Along is Goddess.

And in Lip Service, I love Cat and Jay more then Sam.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this post! Witty, clever and HOT!

spikmeister said...

And to make it more amusing - I found this article from Heather Peace's twitter account where she's retweeted a link to it!!!


And she's a damn good singer!

-Kat- said...

YES! So glad you make a HOT POST about the HOT COP!!! How could I even think no one else would've noticed the hotness of Det. Sam (I secretly wanted her all to myself, but that clearly isn't possible)!
In her first scene, I did thought she was kinda just "mehhh..." but after more developments with Cat, you can't possibly not be charmed by her swagger! Now I only watch Lip Service for her. Frankie is kind of getting on my nerves with all her drama and wanting Cat back.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one!
HOT! (Thank you, Ms. Snarker!)

Anonymous said...

No way, forget frankie. Cat should stay with the cop forever and ever- what's wrong with a functional relationship, huh?

Anonymous said...

She is HOT and I could happily stay handcuffed to her.

I think I'm in love. Pity she's already taken.

perfectflaw75 said...
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perfectflaw75 said...

Oh. Em. Gee!
I think I need to take a cold shower. STAT.

Thanks for posting that!
PS Dorothy, there's more commando style stuff to be found in Ultimate Force :)

*off to take shower*

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andrea said...

I agree to all the previous sentiments (bar JB sorry - hot but not cop HOT...

Have been watching the series for a couple of weeks all the way over in New Zealand and I think Sam is a great character and it would be great to see just once....a stable relationship that is enduring. Ok have some normal relationship turmoil like 'dear on your way home could you stop and get me a bottle of wine' etc etc but keep them together contrary to some opinions us gals can have long term loving relationships. In saying that if Cat does not sort her sht out I wouldn't be surprised (albeit a tad disappointed)if Sam told Cat - too late you had your chance, I am quite sure Sam will find another gal with absolutely no problems at all...if she did have problems well NZ is a great place to live!

Btw her version of Hallelujah is outstanding, have listened to kd lang and leonard cohen sing it and Heather does justice to this wonderful song...

Anonymous said...

great post. she is so darned hot and just makes what I love about butch women so darn fine... and it makes this relationship in Lip Service to be more about the difference between your "first love" and a "real relationship". And I love that we are swooning for an different "type" of hot butch women. Butch women are so marginalized in pop culture and i am glad we are seeing desire in more than just a shane-knock-off. Of course, I love Shane but I think we can handle a little more variety on the television waves. Go lip service!!

Julia said...

Hehe, Dorothy you actually sounded British writing that!"You big perv" etc. I didn't even know this was being broadcast in the US : )

G Funk said...

HOW CAN I WATCH THIS IN THE US????Help please!!!!

rachel's life. said...

I have a huge crush on her. I'm off to see Heather Peace perform at the end of november, can't f*ckin' wait!

V said...

Well done DS, as always. Coincidentally, I recently rented the BBC vet drama The Chase. I kept thinking this actor is hot and there seems to be a bit of chemistry between she and her female co-star. Now I see why. Of course her seductive skills are much better used on LS. Yay!

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vrgriffith said...

She is so hot!Angie Harmon who? Thanks DS!

kengsingian said...

wow! i think we should have a face-off between Jane Rizzoli(Angie Harmon), Sam Murray (Heather Peace, and Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals) on who's the hottest cop in town! hmmmmm.i'd be biased, because i love all these women. lol!

Anonymous said...

G Funk,

try this site and when u get there type "lip service"

http://www.youtube.com/user/rccn123

LipServiceFans.com said...

Absolutely loving Lip Service - and Sam is the #1 reason! Thank god fanfic will save us after only 6 eps until we painfully wait...

Anonymous said...

Not to distract from the hot cop and the fact that heather peace can sing. i kind of cringed when i saw (in ep 5), miss frankie if you're nasty wearing a t-shirt plastered with a "stylized" version of the confederate flag?! eeks! not a symbol one would appropriate in the states, but i guess (?) i can see how this misappropriation was made (?).

fridax said...

Nice! Also your screencaps make me happier than thinking of what will happen to her in the finale!

Definitely would like to see her onstage when I'm in the UK next time. Swoon!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah I'm all about the CopYCat.
Frankie who?
(and if you haven't already google image Heather Peace - wowzers!!!)

Anonymous said...

Oh...Heather peace is hot, hot, hot.....
Yeah, Frankie who?

Shay said...

See...I'm afraid I just don't get it. Her jaw looks like a bunch of boulders stuck together with paper mache. IMHO.
Sorry.

Tahn said...

Oh god and she's even hotter in uniform.... Ultimate Force-love <.3

Anonymous said...

When she appeared on screen I was like, "O HELOO" That smile… Those shirts… Those eyes That authoritative air… That waistcoat… Those arms… Those cheek- er, cheekbones....That body....and than she spoke and I fall off from my bed,her character is glorious,and than three episodes latter I found out she is gay ....still siting on the floor.

Frankie what looks has hair that’s almost as bad as Shane,x legs ,she have face like she been in fight for weeks,looks like she true up from garbage,please take a bath...and dont start me on her caracter SHE IS BORING AND ANNOYING!!!

....and j dont know maybe I did miss parts why should I like her!!!

My friends and me only watch Lip Service because of HOT COP,LET FACE IT WOMAN SIMPLE STOLE THE SHOW!!!

Ana said...

Just discovered your blogs,and I love it! Sam the hottie cop is adorable:)

sarah said...

I saw this post, found all of the episodes on YouTube and had a Lip Service marathon. DS Murray is awesome. She has her life together and is confident. There needs to be more lesbian characters like her on tv.

Anonymous said...

so, so hot

Kendal said...

Why, or why can't the USA be as brave as the UK? Now I know why, y'all forced your prudes out of your country! SMART, it's too bad we didn't force them back home. Then we'd have a show with hot lesbian Indigenous ladies! Slowly the prudes are being overwhelmed, we are making progress. They either change or they become isolated from the rest of the world. The time has come, adapt or die out.