Do you need a pick-me-up, a reason to believe that romance is still alive in today's tech-heavy world? Does it bug you that guys don't own boom boxes and therefore aren't likely to stand in front yards and blast Peter Gabriel from boom boxes? We are pleased to report that romance is still very much alive.
"He's gonna kill me for telling this story" was how "Magic City's" Elena Satine began to tell the tale of her engagement to All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter. Fortunately, she risked her life and continued. "We actually met because he saw me on 'Magic City' and he tracked me down and asked me out on a date. So, the first time he ever saw me I was wearing a blond wig on television. I think me being a redhead was a bit of a shock to him."
It gets better. We asked Satine how he tracked her down, exactly.
"He tweeted me," she said, smiling. "He said he never watches TV, but now that he's seen me on TV, he'll watch TV. And I've had a crush on him since high school and I thought, well, I might as well respond with something cheeky. So I did."
See Satine on "Magic City":
Ritter's band was on tour in Europe at the time, so the two talked for four months before meeting. "He was in Spain and he was like, 'I can't wait any longer to meet you' so he got a plane and flew and took me on a date."
And a little dating advice for all the cynics out there. Satine did not play it cool. She blurted out that she had a long-standing crush on him. "I told him right away," she said. "I was like, I'm a big nerd. I love you. And now we're getting married!"
Now if only things can work out this sweetly for her character on "Magic City." The first episode of Season 2 feels like a dreamy mashup between "The Sopranos" surrealism and, well, midcentury Floridian Mafia culture. Hello, Magic City, for real.
"Magic City" returns June 14 on Starz.
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