I was going to save this one for later in the week, but let’s talk TV Crushes – those characters that get inside your brain and keep you coming back week after week after week for more, sometimes to shows that aren’t even very good.
Here we go: My Biggest TV Character Crushes!
- Karl “Helo” Agathon, Battlestar Galactica – see, he’s the reason this one got bumped to earlier in the week, because this is it: the week I finally finish BSG, learn who the final Cylon is and try to control myself from lovingly stroking my laptop screen every time Helo’s face comes on it. I mean, in terms of personality and character development, he’s certainly not the most well-developed on BSG. He is the strong and silent type, enjoys taking the moral high road when given the choice and cuts a pretty romantic figure what with his entire plot-line that I won’t spoil for you, but there are long stretches where he doesn’t do much but walk around and press buttons and call out military orders, you know? Still though:
- Pacey Witter, Dawson’s Creek – I mean, obviously.
- Logan Echolls, Veronica Mars – Something about a bad boy with a vulnerable side. He started out as such an obnoxious asshole of a character and managed to turn into one of the most lovable and heartbreaking TV characters I have ever known. I used to marvel at his face’s incredibly capacity for expressing emotions, particularly longing and pain. Plus he’s very tall and broad and boy did he love Veronica.
- Mr. Bates, Downton Abbey – He’s not the best looking on this list, and yes, he’s a bit crippled (but as Anna says, “not very crippled”). But ask yourself – did he kill his wife? You know he didn’t, because he is the best man in the entire world, EVER.
- Luke Danes, Gilmore Girls – Holy smokes, guys, I think we’ve just traced “my type” back to its origin.
- Rupert Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Okay, okay, when I originally watched this show my crush was Xander and then Spike but honestly, I always knew that I found Giles sexy even when I was 15 years old. He has a core of bad-ass and scholar, wrapped in a tweed waist-coat; the librarian in me swoons.
- Zach Morris – All those schemes and the ability to stop time and that blond blond hair. Siiiiigh.
- Eric Gotts, Wonderfalls – Mostly it’s just his face, but a little bit about how nice he is and what an amazingly, exceptionally good show Wonderfalls is.
- Ned the Pie Maker, Pushing Daisies – 1. He makes pies 2. He’s wonderful 3. He cannot touch people and it’s the saddest thing. 4. He makes pies.
- Cappie, Greek – My biggest EVER TV crush, did you know? The “Rob Thomas hair” and the secret smarts and also he loves pie and I cannot do him justice in words, I’ve realized! I include a Youtube clip of Cappie-lights, which doesn’t even come close to doing him justice either, but unless you go start watching Greek it is the best we’ve got. Also, you should go start watching Greek.