TVB: Hellcats Edition


If you’re not watching ‘Hellcats’ than you are missing out and should go watch it. Right now….or after you read this.

‘Hellcats’ tells the story of Marti, a pre-law student at Lancer University who looses her scholarship and is forced to join the cheerleading squad in order to stay in school. What could have been a cheesy teen-angst soap is actually a very touching, mature show about really relatable and complex characters.

Plus….it has lots of yummy men….which I present here for your viewing/reading pleasure.

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Lewis Flynn
Sooooo beautiful. Ya sorry, got caught up looking at the picture again. Lewis, played by Robbie Jones, is a wonderful piece of eye-candy. But more than that he is a passionate man with a strong set of morals. By leaving football and joining cheerleading, he is clearly a man who knows who he is an isn’t afraid to make unpopular decisions. He is comfortable in his identity that when his masculinity is challenged, he can simply walk away.
A softy at heart, he has a love of strong women. His long (and probably not over) relationship with Alice proves that as well as his attraction to Marti. Alice and Marti are two sides to the same coin - both driven, outspoken, and intelligent. And we here at TVB like men who love their ladies like that.
Plus he’s soooo pretty.




Derrick Altman
Ah DB Woodside, always a wonderful sight on my tv….I’ve been a fan since his days on Buffy. In Hellcats he plays the chief doctor guy for all the school’s athletics and is the paramour to the Hellcats’ coach, Vanessa. While we haven’t had too much of a chance to get to know the character what we have seen is pretty promising. He’s intelligent (he is a doctor after all), is very understanding and honest (when it came to Vanessa’s confession about Red), and a true romantic… I’m thinking that beautiful gazebo he set out for them. *melt* He’s hunky too, so that doesn’t hurt.



Dan Patch
Dan is Marti’s best friend and Savannah’s boyfriend…and they are super cute together. Dan is a bit of a bad boy, but not really. He’s a free spirit and his decision to date Savannah was a bit of a life changer for him. He is artistic, loving, and easy-going.

It is his relationship with both Marti and Savannah that put him on this list. Both are strong, independent women and he loves both of them. Being Marti’s best friend can’t be the easiest thing but they’ve known each other forever and have each other’s back in a crisis. Savannah is definitely not the type of girl he dates, yet he is inexorably drawn to her and both of them are making positive changes in the other, compromising to make it work.

It is also really refreshing for a show to feature a main character that is not in college with the rest of the cast…that is unique. Plus he’s a cutie.



Julian Parish
Julian is Marti’s law professor and one of the biggest influences in her career life. He challenges Marti and pushes her to do her best and to embrace the brilliant mind she has. We still don’t know whether he will be a good character or a bad character yet, but he warranted inclusion on this list because its Gale Harold who plays him.

Gale Harold is best known from Queer as Folk (which if you’ve not seen, its fabulous, but warning contains graphic sexual content). But Gale won my heart from that show. Omg beautiful much!

And I know its wrong of me, but he and Marti had some fabulous chemistry….just me? If they pursue that as a plot point, it would probably put the character in the bad column, so we’ll have to see.



Morgan Pepper
Morgan is Marti’s law class partner and we still don’t know if he’s a good character or not…much like Julian. I included him here because of all the men on the show he’s the one I’d most likely be attracted to in real life. He’s arrogant, brilliant, knows his Star Trek references, and has that grad-student look to him. He’s really cute.

Whether he’s attracted to Marti or not (personally I’m hoping the character turns out to be gay, because we need some diversity) he certainly likes to be around her - most likely for professional gain. He likes being challenged and having to stay sharp to stay ahead and Marti does that for him.
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Will Gardner from The Good Wife

If you’re not watching The Good Wife then you are truly missing out. Its a mature, well made show that you should check out.

Will Gardner though is the TV BOYFRIEND offering for this post.

Will is a lawyer on the show and he offers Alicia (our protagonist) a much-needed job. He is wicked smart (he’s made partner at his law firm already and the man is young) and he’s relentless in a legal battle. He apparently has a bit of a bad-boy rap to him on the show and that he stabs friends in the back, but we have yet to see that. We have seen him only as a driven man who loves the law, who wants to do the right thing but is not blind to the realities of the world. He’s also caring and pleasant to people and is not heart-less when it comes to clients.

He went out on a limb for a friend in need (Alicia) and offered her a job at his firm when she needed it most and he’s stuck by her.

Its been suggested that Will has been semi in love with Alicia since their days at school and it would appear that flame has not been extinguished. The feeling is apparently mutual and in the wake of her husband’s infidelity, she is free to explore her options if she wants to.

As usual, the How-Does-He-Treat-Women test (which I really need to think of a shortname for. Any suggestions readers?). Will is great in this regard and doesn’t seem to care about the gender of whomever he is interacting with. His legal partner is a tough/brilliant woman, who is also a feminist and they have a great working relationship (with a healthy does of competition thrown in). He does not treat the women in his office like objects or pieces of ass (which I think was the original direction for this character but I’m so glad they went a different direction).

I’m looking forward to seeing more of Will in the coming episodes and next season…heck I can barely wait for the next episode (which is tomorrow night!).

Who can resist that broken puppy dog face he was mugging at the end of episode 17!? Seriously, how Alicia resisted that is beyond me. The man looked positively heart-broken and he was wearing all of his emotions right there for the world to see.

The character is like the show however. The show exists in a space of constant grey….where there is no black and white clarity on issues or people. Everything exists in a kind of grey area and the show resists the extremes of the black/white world. Will is like that….he lives in the grey area. He makes bad decisions and good ones, hes a good person but sometimes not so much. All of the characters on this show are, even Alicia and especially her cheating husband Mr Big (re: Chris Noth and I’m trying hard to call him by the name Peter :P).

Everyone on this show is essentially human in a pure way. So while Will is doesn’t belong in the golden-boy group of so man men here, he doesn’t belong in the bad-boy group either. He’s truly a mix of both, truly human.

In regards to shipping this show, its again a grey area. While the story between Alicia and Peter is really compelling and I want to see them work their marriage out….I can’t help but want to see Alicia have a little bit of fun first. She’s not tied down any longer to this marriage and she has an out. She’s been hurt to the core of her being by the one person she thought she could trust the most. I would hate to see her settle for her husband. Will has loved her for a very long time and it might be nice for her to move on. Whichever way it goes it will be compelling.

And Will is hot….so thats an added bonus.

A first for TV BOYFRIENDS….embedded video! oooooo. I had to include this here because Will Gardner gets even more TVB points simply based on the way he kisses. He kisses like a man from an Austen novel. I think the actor did some major P&P/Emma watching before shooting this scene….and I think he may have watched North and South (by Gaskell). The man can kiss. Whoa. You don’t need to watch the entire scene, just until about the 1:07 mark.

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Dogen from LOST.
It’s time for another bad boy to appear on TV BOYFRIENDS and the offering this post is the character of Dogen, the mysterious Temple Master from season six of LOST.

I adore LOST and there might be only one or two more posts about the men from LOST. They don’t really have the TV BOYFRIEND material though do they, except for Sawyer and Jin, and they’ve really had to work for their redemption. Also, my favourite character is Ben….and he is definitely *not* BOYFRIEND material.

But moving on to Dogen. Played by uber Hong Kong action star Hiroyuki Sanada, he brings a level of international dignity to the show (the actor is wickedly famous overseas)

Dogen is….well he’s really hot. I don’t know about anybody else, but when he appeared on screen for the first time I was like ‘whoa’. He’s just got this air about him….this mix of confidence and self-loathing that makes a perfect combination. If you’ve not noticed yet, I have a bit of a thing for men who think they are awesome. A little bit of ego is a good thing…but not too much, that gets annoying.

Back to Dogan. He has lovely hair and his voice, omg his voice. The cadence with which Sanada speaks is nothing short of beautiful. It’s demure but forceful and the words just roll out of his mouth. Whether he’s speaking Japanese or English, the way he speaks is enough to put him into the TV BOYFRIEND category.

Dogen likes to keep things the way they are, he’s not a big fan of change and he prefers a quiet existence. He enjoys being the leader of the pack and ensuring that the people who are loyal to him are treated well. Dogen is also broken a result of the loss of his son. He’s a man who doesn’t realize how much he relies on people until they are gone and he needs to learn to show people his feelings.

He’s a bad boy though. Not perhaps as bad as some other men who will make this list, but he’s definitely not in the saint category. He is willing to kill people if they appear to be a threat and he has no problem torturing the odd person or two. He’s cold-ish and if he doesn’t want to hear what you’ve got to say then too bad for you.

But if he likes you or you’ve earned his trust than you’ll have that trust indefinitely.

In regards to how he treats women (a standard of testing on this blog), Dogen doesn’t seem to care one way or the other about who he is speaking to. He refuses to speak to the “little” members of a group, finding it more logical to only speak to the leader. LOST has positioned only men as the leaders in the show (since the killing off of Juliet phst…still bitter) so the character mostly interacts with men. But this is a reflection on the show and not the character.

He’s an excellent fighter, having a preference for swift and sudden movement as opposed to grandiose forceful ones and this usually works out in his favour. He’s muscled in a beautifully subtle way and moves his body like a piece of art.

THE MEN of The Mentalist


I was just going to do a post on Patrick Jayne…but as I began writing this I realized all the lead men on this show are potential TV BOYFRIEND material, so I decided to do one big post dedicated to them all. How rare is it that a tv show can provide all its leading men as BOYFRIEND material. More for us to enjoy though eh.


Kimbal Cho
No other actor but Tim Kang could play this character. On paper he seems so flat, but in Kang’s hands the character comes to life in a way I don’t think the producers even expected. Cho is calm, cool and collected and rarely (if ever) shows his emotions. Even though he doesn’t show them, there is no doubt that he feels them. Cho is loyal (to superhero levels really) and possesses a WICKED sense of humour that would never get old. He is a dedicated detective who has mad skills when it comes to interrogation. He values intelligence, logic and depth in people…and he’s a great poker player, so beware. Plus, he’s hot.



Wayne Rigsby
Played by Owain Yeoman (what a name eh), Rigsby is the all-American cowboy. He’s stalwart and true with just a dose of dork to make him adorable. Perhaps not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he is certainly not dumb. He’s excellent at getting to know people really well and connecting with them, which comes in handy on a case.



Patrick Jayne
Last, and most certainly not least is Patrick Jayne, the star of the show. Played so fantastically by Simon Baker the character oozes off the screen into the living rooms of women (and men) to tease them. Jayne is suave and debonair and loves being the center of attention. I can’t ignore the elephant in the room any longer…the man oooooozes sex. He’s so deliciously hot that he could stand there in a potato sack reading the phone book and people would still watch him. He has a classic Hollywood elegance to him that can’t be replicated. The only thing that could make him even hotter is if Baker was allowed to use his natural Aussie accent. I think I might actually pass out while watching…which might not be good for the ratings eh.

He is however, damaged goods, to coin a phrase. The tragic murder of his wife and daughter has left him in a state of emotional disregard and unrest. He fears getting to close to people and forming attachments (hence his reluctance to trust Lisbon…but we’re all hoping eh). His single mission in life now is to tract down and kill Red John (his wife’s murderer) and this quest frequently has him hurting his friends and completely disregarding their feelings.

But all is not lost for poor Jayne and we’ve seen him begin to truly grieve begin the healing process. He’s learning how to feel emotions again and he’s beginning to realize that he is valued by others (he has ridiculously low self esteem for a narcissist).

So why then is he TV BOYFRIEND material? Other than his uber sexiness, Jayne is truly a good man. He’s severely damaged and to be with him is to be in for the long haul. A life commitment is required. All relationships can’t be easy and I don’t want to just pick the “stable” men for this list (Goren flirts that line). I don’t want harsh men on this list and Jayne isn’t harsh…he takes work. He’s not a weekend project. But once you break through that barrier I have a feeling there’s no going back…and you wont want to.

Jayne is a fiercely loyal man who would be true and monogamous with his partner. He would cherish them and treat them incredibly well. And he’d be excellent in the sac.



The Women - Lisbon and Vanpelt
All three of these wonderful men treat the ladies like all members of the TV BOYFRIENDS club must. They all respect the women in their office as equals (and with Lisbon, as their superior) and they respect the women they run into on cases. There is no degradation or comments made. They all recognize Lisbon as the boss, and they even fear her a little bit. Vanpelt is the newbie of the team, but still commands the respect of the men. The women of The Mentalist are strong in mind and body, but are also very soft and the men of the show love and recognize all aspects of their personality. Ah heck, Lisbon could be my TV BOYFRIEND too, this is an inclusive blog after all…and she is fierce. I’ve been a fan of Tunney since Prison Break so….oooh, there’s my next entry… Michael vs Lincoln.

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Detective Robert Goren from Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Played by the always fabulous Vincent D’onofrio, Goren is television’s classic detective…with a bit of a twist. The character is driven, dedicated, loyal and possesses one of the most inquisitive detective minds on contemporary television (seriously, the man picks up on the tiniest of details!).

And with all my TV BOYFRIENDS, I judge them on how they relate to and treat the women in their lives and Detective Goren is no exception. His partner, Alexandra Eames, is a spitfire of a woman who, despite her tiny size, has no trouble taking down criminals three times her size. She’s assertive, does not tolerate being pushed around, and has a wicked sense of humour. Goren loves this about her and there is never a moment where he doubts her capabilities as a detective because of her gender….in fact he never doubts her. He stands by her (and her him) through thick and thin and they know they can depend on one another when the going gets tough. This makes Goren really hot, because I like fiercely loyal men who aren’t afraid to trust.

Goren is also painfully human with lists of flaws. He’s work-obsessed, addicted to details, gets inside criminal’s heads a bit too much for healthy limits, and he’ll frequently forget the niceties in life in pursuit of the truth (much like Mulder, who will make an appearance on this list eventually :P). Goren also gets so involved with his work that he rarely sticks his head out of the sand to see the people around him as people.

But he has so many wonderful traits that I find incredibly sexy. He’s independent and doesn’t require constant attention and doting; he will never stray off the path of fidelity, its just not him; he’s funny in that off-beat kind of way; and this gal is officially impressed by his brain-vault of random trivia.
Plus the man is dern sexy! Vincent D’onofrio just gets better with age, like a good wine. I personally prefer the character when he’s a little chubbier in the later seasons (as opposed to the trimmer version from season one). Makes you just want to hug him….then ravish him :P. I think this is my sauciest post yet :P.

For all those reasons, Detective Goren is my TV BOYFRIEND.

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Rick Castle from Castle. Nathan Fillion, the actor who plays Castle, is always endearing - even as a murdering priest in Buffy. There is just this air of vulnerability about him that make him appear so normal and decent. This definitely carries over into his newest role here as Rick Castle who is a crime novelist working with the local police department. The character was supposed to be a bit of a playboy and that sort of translates but Fillion is almost incapable of that persona because he’s such a genuine man himself. 

But Rick is my tvboyfriend because he is so refreshingly normal. He isn’t a hero or a vampire and has no superpowers other than being a decent human being. He is hilarious with a sharp wit and he’s a very talented writer. But its his relationship with the women in his life that make Rick a wonderful boyfriend. A single father, he lives with his daughter as well as his mother in their apartment. He cherishes them and values them as people and as women. He doesn’t act like “the man of the house” and the multigenerational aspect of his home life is endearing. Rick’s main love interest is the police detective he works with, Kate Beckitt who is a kiss-ass woman. She’s forceful, doesn’t have a partner at work, and commands an office full of men with poise and ease. She’s also quite funny and is usually the one doing the rescuing. 

Its Castle’s relationship with the women in his life - whom are all strong, charismatic women and he loves being around them - that makes him my tvboyfriend.

Rick Castle from Castle. Nathan Fillion, the actor who plays Castle, is always endearing - even as a murdering priest in Buffy. There is just this air of vulnerability about him that make him appear so normal and decent. This definitely carries over into his newest role here as Rick Castle who is a crime novelist working with the local police department. The character was supposed to be a bit of a playboy and that sort of translates but Fillion is almost incapable of that persona because he’s such a genuine man himself.

But Rick is my tvboyfriend because he is so refreshingly normal. He isn’t a hero or a vampire and has no superpowers other than being a decent human being. He is hilarious with a sharp wit and he’s a very talented writer. But its his relationship with the women in his life that make Rick a wonderful boyfriend. A single father, he lives with his daughter as well as his mother in their apartment. He cherishes them and values them as people and as women. He doesn’t act like “the man of the house” and the multigenerational aspect of his home life is endearing. Rick’s main love interest is the police detective he works with, Kate Beckitt who is a kiss-ass woman. She’s forceful, doesn’t have a partner at work, and commands an office full of men with poise and ease. She’s also quite funny and is usually the one doing the rescuing.

Its Castle’s relationship with the women in his life - whom are all strong, charismatic women and he loves being around them - that makes him my tvboyfriend.

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Henry & Mike from Blood Ties. The third vampire on this list already, maybe detecting a theme here. Either one of these men would make an excellent boyfriend which is perhaps why Vicki (the sexy dame in the middle) has such a hard time choosing between them. Henry, the illegitimate son of Henry the 8th is a vampire and graphic novelist (he’s very modern). Mike is a regular ol’ human but he’s a police officer. Vicki used to be a police officer but is now a P.I. and happens to investigate the weird supernatural crimes with the help of both Henry and Mike. Both H&M are sexy sexy sexy, so that makes the choice hard right off the bat, but you may have a physical preference for either or. Mike is in for the long-haul, he’s the type of man who once he commits to something, nothing can make him leave that. Henry is more of a ‘of the moment’ man which I guess is to be expected when you’re immortal. Henry is sensual where Mike is practical. Mike is supportive where as Henry is tempermental and absent-ish. Henry is a better fighter and can withstand being tortured considerably longer than Mike, but he also is one to choose violence as an option whereas Mike tries to avoid violence. 

What makes them both great options is that they both love Vicki. Vicki is a piece of work with more problems than someone can shake a stick at. But despite all her issues she is also incredibly smart with an accute eye for detail, she’s loving and will go to the ends of the earth for those she loves. She carries a gun, a taser, several blades, and knows more fighting styles than either Henry or Mike… and they love her for it. Both Henry and Mike love Vicki because she can kick some serious ass and because she’s completely self sufficient. 

Whether it the Henry and Mike of the tv show or the books, both are my tvboyfriends.

Henry & Mike from Blood Ties. The third vampire on this list already, maybe detecting a theme here. Either one of these men would make an excellent boyfriend which is perhaps why Vicki (the sexy dame in the middle) has such a hard time choosing between them. Henry, the illegitimate son of Henry the 8th is a vampire and graphic novelist (he’s very modern). Mike is a regular ol’ human but he’s a police officer. Vicki used to be a police officer but is now a P.I. and happens to investigate the weird supernatural crimes with the help of both Henry and Mike. Both H&M are sexy sexy sexy, so that makes the choice hard right off the bat, but you may have a physical preference for either or. Mike is in for the long-haul, he’s the type of man who once he commits to something, nothing can make him leave that. Henry is more of a ‘of the moment’ man which I guess is to be expected when you’re immortal. Henry is sensual where Mike is practical. Mike is supportive where as Henry is tempermental and absent-ish. Henry is a better fighter and can withstand being tortured considerably longer than Mike, but he also is one to choose violence as an option whereas Mike tries to avoid violence.

What makes them both great options is that they both love Vicki. Vicki is a piece of work with more problems than someone can shake a stick at. But despite all her issues she is also incredibly smart with an accute eye for detail, she’s loving and will go to the ends of the earth for those she loves. She carries a gun, a taser, several blades, and knows more fighting styles than either Henry or Mike… and they love her for it. Both Henry and Mike love Vicki because she can kick some serious ass and because she’s completely self sufficient.

Whether it the Henry and Mike of the tv show or the books, both are my tvboyfriends.

Artie from Glee. With a passion and talent for music and creativity, Artie would make a perfect tvboyfriend because men in touch with their artistic side are sexy. He has a wicked sense of humour and is loyal to his friends. Artie is confident and outspoken that he has no trouble speaking his opinions or defending himself and his friends in the face of adversity. A snappy dresser and even snapper wit, Artie is my tvboyfriend.

Artie from Glee. With a passion and talent for music and creativity, Artie would make a perfect tvboyfriend because men in touch with their artistic side are sexy. He has a wicked sense of humour and is loyal to his friends. Artie is confident and outspoken that he has no trouble speaking his opinions or defending himself and his friends in the face of adversity. A snappy dresser and even snapper wit, Artie is my tvboyfriend.

Rick O’Connell from The Mummy films. Technically not a tv character but who cares…I’m sure the movie has played on tv at some point :P. Rick deserves a spot on this list because for a variety of reasons. He has a flair of the bad boy in him which is always sexy, but he can be tamed by just the right woman (re: Evelyn). He’s bold, charismatic, street smart, passionate, loyal and has a wicked sense of humour. Plus, he knows the Egyptian undead personally and thats pretty rad. He pretends to be a bad boy but beneath the surface is just a softy who turns out to be an excellent husband, a wonderful father and a fantastic treasure hunter. Additionally, he pulls off those pants really well.

Rick O’Connell from The Mummy films. Technically not a tv character but who cares…I’m sure the movie has played on tv at some point :P. Rick deserves a spot on this list because for a variety of reasons. He has a flair of the bad boy in him which is always sexy, but he can be tamed by just the right woman (re: Evelyn). He’s bold, charismatic, street smart, passionate, loyal and has a wicked sense of humour. Plus, he knows the Egyptian undead personally and thats pretty rad. He pretends to be a bad boy but beneath the surface is just a softy who turns out to be an excellent husband, a wonderful father and a fantastic treasure hunter. Additionally, he pulls off those pants really well.

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Dr James Watson from Sanctuary. As the original inspiration for the character of Sherlock Holmes, James Watson has an intellect matched by no other. This is sexy. Smart men are sexy. Watson also gets tvboyfriend points for dressing fantastically in classic 1890s fashion that somehow still works for him. Plus he has a fantastic English accent. He’s calm, rational, and despite always being the most intelligent person in the room, he still values what other people can contribute and that they may think of something he hasn’t. For a man as old as he is and who lived through the 1800s, he’s remarkably liberal and has no problem taking orders from a woman (Helen Magnus is his boss) in fact I’m pretty sure he likes it. Willing to raise a sword when the occasion calls for it he’d still rather engage in discussion to solve problems.

Dr James Watson from Sanctuary. As the original inspiration for the character of Sherlock Holmes, James Watson has an intellect matched by no other. This is sexy. Smart men are sexy. Watson also gets tvboyfriend points for dressing fantastically in classic 1890s fashion that somehow still works for him. Plus he has a fantastic English accent. He’s calm, rational, and despite always being the most intelligent person in the room, he still values what other people can contribute and that they may think of something he hasn’t. For a man as old as he is and who lived through the 1800s, he’s remarkably liberal and has no problem taking orders from a woman (Helen Magnus is his boss) in fact I’m pretty sure he likes it. Willing to raise a sword when the occasion calls for it he’d still rather engage in discussion to solve problems.