We used to play a game in the Amos house. It was never really codified, and the scoring system never worked out, but we use to watch TV, movies, whatever other media and try to recognize the background actors from their other gigs. Sometimes new shows would actually star the background or supporting actors from prior shows, and it was always entertaining to hear Amanda just rattle off entire film careers.
A few years ago, I started to get pretty good at the game, and Amanda was always impressed at my ability to recognize 80's TV "stars" in their modern roles.
So last night, I'm getting ready to turn off the TV when I catch all of 5 minutes of Southland. I instantly recognized the girl from "227"*, the dude from "That Thing You Do", and Bull from "Band of Brothers". Yay for me!
*This is not the first time I'd recognized Regina King. The first time (in "Ray") 'bout knocked Amanda's socks off, principally because I confessed to being a regular watcher "227".