It’s the first week of September, and you know what it means. Summer is winding down and we have to say goodbye to our favorite Summer shows and get ready to indulge on all that Fall television has to offer. But before we bid adieu to Summer I think we should show our appreciation to the men responsible making our Summer even hotter. 🙂 After all, without them, these last three months would be a little unbearable, wouldn’t it? No? It’s just me?
Well in any case, I want to do what I do best – objectifying men in a fun way – and I hope you’ll indulge me. 🙂 These men will be taking a break from our TV screens and I want to remember them fondly until they return to get us all hot and bothered again soon. This Summer we don’t get to bask in Don Draper’s glory or laugh our asses at from Shawn Spencer’s antics but I think the sight of Alexander Skarsgard’s perfect behind should make up for the absence of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce men or everyone’s favorite faux-psychic/real detective, right? So without further ado, let me present to you the Ten Hottest Men of Summer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
1/ Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood
Sure, we may not like Emo Eric that much this season. Sure, the sex scenes with Sookie were actually kind of a snoozefest by True Blood standards, but there is no denying that the sight of Alexander Skarsgard naked pretty much made up for all the disappointing moments of season 4. The recapper for NY Magazine’s Vulture blog even called Skarsgard’s incredible derriere “the golden orbs” and yes, we would like to see more of those, please, much more than we would like to see… uhm well, everything else. His 1,000-year-old viking vampire character may not have the best luck this season, what with the whole memory wipe and being controlled by a witch, but I’m guessing each and every one of us would give anything to get lucky with him. Am I right, ladies (and gents)? 🙂
2/ Matt Bomer, White Collar
This sleek con artist may not have fangs and immortality, but his sly smile, hypnotizing blue eyes and beautiful body pretty much make up for his lack of supernatural abilities. And unlike Eric Northman who spends most of his days in gym shorts, Matt Bomer’s character Neal Caffrey dazzles us with his sexy skinny suits and fedoras. If we bump into him on the streets of NYC, we may actually let him con us just so we get more than five minutes alone with him, that’s how fabulous this man is. And now that we know White Collar has been renewed for a fourth season, we’re just so glad that we get to see more of Matt Bomer… Hopefully shirtless. All the time. It is a Summer show after all.
3/ Gabriel Macht, Suits
Speaking of men who look good in suits, this newbie to Summer television doesn’t waste time stealing our hearts when he took on the role of fast-talking, ambitious lawyer Harvey Specter in USA Network’s new hot Summer show Suits. Despite being a Summer TV newbie, this versatile actor has been the token cool guy in a lot of movies, and he has even played a superhero once. I feel a little guilty lusting over him since he’s Jacinda Barrett’s husband and baby daddy, but it’s his own fault for being so dreamy, right? And besides his character Harvey Specter is not only single but very, very willing. So yeah, let’s just compartmentalize the whole wife and kid thing for our viewing pleasure.
Follow him on Twitter: @GabrielMacht
4/ Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Just like Skarsgard, Mr Donovan has been in so many of my “hot guys” list I think I’ve lost count. But even though he has made multiple appearances in my various Top Ten lists, he definitely deserves to be in this one because he truly did make our summer a little hotter, and not just because his character Michael Westen is still a burned CIA spy. This guy kicks ass, but loves his mother. He blows shit up, but breaks down and cries every now and then. He’s tough but sensitive. In short, he’s pretty much the perfect man. And I’m willing to fight his ex-IRA badass girlfriend Fiona if it means I get a chance to spend one night with him. PS: That rustling sound in the background is the sound of Jeffrey Donovan’s lawyer filing a restraining order against me. 🙂
Follow him on Twitter: @Jeffrey_Donovan
5/ Luke Mably, Combat Hospital
Last Summer, he sank our fangs into our fangirl hearts when he starred in ABC’s failed supernatural series The Gates as Dylan Radcliffe, one-half of the vampire power couple residing in a seemingly idyllic gated neighborhood. This Summer, he braves the desert sun and trades in his fangs for a scalpel in ABC’s Combat Hospital as Dr. Simon Hill, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, and Kandahar’s resident bad boy with a dark secret (no, he’s not secretly a vampire, that’s a different show). Whatever the role, I just hope that we get to have him every Summer, wooing us with his British accent, piercing blue eyes and oh-so-cool demeanor. Because he definitely makes the sweltering heat bearable.
Follow him on Twitter: @lukemably
6/ Ryan Kwanten, True Blood
I had actually sort of met the #6 hottie in person when I lived in Sydney a million years ago, but back then he was just a star of the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away, and I was too much of a snob to go ga-ga over a soap star. Now I’m totally regretting my snootiness, as you can imagine. He has gone from cheesy Australian soap star to certified hunky leading man and now every woman and supernatural being from here to Bon Temps wants a piece of him. Even though his character got the raw end of the deal in the beginning of this season, we still got to enjoy his perfect abs and beautiful body… And that’s totally fine by me.
7/ Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Gabriel Macht isn’t the only lawyer I wish were representing me this Summer, his young associate Patrick J. Adams totally steals the show and he’s not even a real lawyer. Who knew hearing this man recite legal documents word per word verbatim would get our senses all tingly? 🙂 Troian Bellisario’s main squeeze may not have eidetic memory unlike his alter ego Mike Ross, but he is a talented photographer in addition to being a gorgeous man and brilliant actor. Now I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one willing to spend my nights with him reciting the penal code? (Sorry Troian, I love you and all but your man is just too hot!) 😉
Follow him on Twitter: @halfadams
8/ Niall Matter, Eureka
When SyFy announced that this charming little show was canceled, I was so disappointed I nearly shed a tear. This show is so cute, funny, tongue-in-cheek and smart, and it’s such a shame that it has to end after its fifth season. And one of the reasons why Eureka is so much fun to watch is the hottest geek in the history of television, Zane Donovan, played by our #8 hunk Niall Matter. You see, most guys who look like that, with a body that sends your mind straight to the gutter, don’t usually have genius IQ. But in Eureka, it’s different. A genius hacker/inventor/scientist can have a face that launches a thousand fantasies and a body that makes you want to rip his clothes off. It’s a shame that we’re not going to see this hunky scientist after the fifth season, so let’s make the best of what little time we have left with him, shall we?
Follow him on Twitter: @NiallMatter
9/ Justin Kirk, Weeds
Just to clarify, I too think that Weeds have jumped the shark about three seasons ago and it is no longer the smart, ironic show that it used to be. However, I can’t stop watching it either, and it’s all because of our #9 guy. Justin Kirk or Uncle Andy is the reason why I chose to stay with The Botwins for better or for worse, because let’s face it, you want to commit to a guy like him. He’s beautiful, he’s funny, he’s got those soulful eyes that will just hypnotize you into doing just about anything for him, including continuing to watch a show that should’ve been canceled years ago. And for that reason alone I think I should award him the #9 spot.
10/ David Paetkau, Flashpoint
I just realized that there are at least three Canadians in this list alone, hmm maybe I should move up north, maybe that’s where all the hot guys are. 🙂 Anyway, the last guy in our list is already married but I’m not going to let that stop me, especially since he plays the hottest SWAT guy in North America right now. As Sam Braddock sniper extraordinaire in Flashpoint, just his mere presence carrying a sniper rifle around can spark all sorts of uniform fetish. But really, it’s not the uniform, it’s the man: who’s gorgeous, tough and sweet all at the same time. Who wouldn’t want a guy like that to come to the rescue?
And there you have it, the Ten Hottest Men of Summer 2011. I hope you’ve enjoyed their company these past three months as much as I have. Now it’s time to take off our sunglasses, put on our beret and get ready to welcome Fall TV. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty more hot guys to warm your nights… And I’m sure I’ll be making a list just for them in the near future.
Till Next Time,