See Her Tonight
Gillian Jacobs on Hollywood Game Night
(8:00 PM EST, NBC)
It’s been almost a week since Community was canceled, and your See Her Tonight column has joined in the mourning–but we’re still upset enough to endorse the cornball Hollywood Game Night as another chance to say goodbye to Gillian Jacobs. Yes, there’s also going to be lot of pining for Alison Brie, but Gillian Jacobs has really gone unappreciated as one of primetime’s biggest sex symbols. Even her sexiest photo shoots have paired her with Ms. Brie–and, yeah, we have some of those pics (and video stills) in the gallery below.
Let’s still take a moment to hope that Gillian goes on to a bigger career than you’d expect from a guest on Hollywood Game Night. Some of us even got to discover Gillian before Community, thanks to her impressive performance as a stripper in the indie film Choke (based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, and written and directed by Agent Coulson). Gillian also scored some early geek love with an appearance on Fringe before becoming a real cult favorite on Community.
Sadly, Community stayed a cult favorite, but NBC really gave the show a decent run. Gillian deserved better shots at the big screen, though. She was wasted in the offbeat thriller The Box, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was a real bomb. At least Gillian livened up Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and Helena’s Wedding would’ve been memorable even without her posing in panties. Walk of Shame was another recent disaster, but we’re looking forward to Hot Tub Time Machine 2. For now, though, let’s look back at a fine body of work that we’re always happy to see in our living rooms…