Real ... ish love
So I'm at my coffee shop right now, sitting next to this woman and her priest. They're having a late lunch together. And can I just say, she is TOTALLY in love with him. She is so, SO in love with him. It's written all over her face in that way that it should be if you're in love, except, you know, he's a priest, so she's not really supposed to be in love with him. But you can't help who you love! So she loves him, she does, and it's kind of sweet and also kind of tragic and I can't get enough of it. It's like The Thorn Birds up in my little coffee shop right now, which--full disclosure--I've never actually seen (or read) but I know all about thanks to I Love the '80s.
Man, I love my coffee shop sometimes.
Which kind of, sort of leads me to Entertainment Weekly.com. Don't ask me how I missed this, I don't know, but a couple of months ago they did this "TV Character You'd Date in Real Life" photo gallery as a follow-up to their staff's confession of TV crushes. Fun! So, to brighten up this cold, crappy Monday, we're gonna play. I'll go first. I would totally date ...
Aidan Shaw, Sex and the City. The short-haired, "Carrie sees him again at the opening of Steve's bar and the sexual tension literally makes the TV sweat" version. Oh, man, I love that version. I've watched that version approximately 317 million times. He's totally hot and sweet and funny ... and hello, he makes furniture! With his hands! To recap: HE'S GOOD WITH HIS HANDS!
Jack Bauer, 24. Yes, he saves the world and has the whole edgy thing going for him, but the thing that gets me about Jack Bauer is his mouth. Specifically, what comes OUT of his mouth. His voice is the BEST on the planet. Laugh if you want, I don't care, but sometimes I seriously sit there and close my eyes so the only thing that can seep into my senses is that sessssy voice and ... oh, my hot. Try it sometime. (Plus, as I might have mentioned a time or 20, I completely want to wrap Kiefer Sutherland in a CTU blanket and cuddle all the angst right out of him, so there's that.)
Pacey Witter, Dawson's Creek. He bought Joey a wall. A wall! That was probably what sealed it for me. Or maybe it was when they're dancing and he fingers her bracelet and leans into her hair and is like, "I remember everything" or when he's like "I'm gonna kiss you, and you have 10 seconds to stop me. 10, 9 ..." or when they're fighting and he's like, "Don't you get tired of talking? I get tired of talking" and then kisses her for the first time. Love it, love it aaaaand ... love it. SO much.
Jim Halpert, The Office. I was going to leave him off because he's the trendy choice here and I'm generally not a big fan of trendy choices, but I mean, he's Jim Halpert. He's sort of custom-made for this sort of thing, don't you think? I literally got goosebumps all over my body, even on my pinkie toes, during that Season 2 finale when he was all, "I don't want to do that ... I want to be more than that" and then went and kissed her. Goosebumps! On my pinkie toes!
Eric Taylor/Matt Saracen, Friday Night Lights. Of course Coach Taylor. He puts the "stud" in stud muffin, the "handsome" in tall, dark and handsome, the "him" in "I want him right this second." But every once in a while, the dirty old woman side comes out, even in the best of us. And when it does? Look out, Matty Saracen! LOOK OUT! (OK, yes, he plays a 16-year-old, so yes, it's wrong, but the guy who plays him isn't 16, so it's not THAT wrong, right? Right?)
Mike Seaver, Growing Pains. Oh, like you wouldn't have.
I am seriously going to be on YouTube all night now. Your turn!