As a lover of television, I often profile some of TV's hottest and most talented men. When it comes to who exactly is the hottest however, the task and choices are overwhelming to say the least. I thought a good way to get to the bottom of things might be to narrow it down day by day. Today I begin with Monday's prime time line-up and have narrowed it down to my top 5 of favorites. Monday is reality heavy on most of the networks and although The Bachelor, two of the judges on The Voice, and the dancers on Dancing With The Stars are all worthy contenders, I decided to stick with only actors on scripted shows.
Cory Michael Smith in Gotham
Monday was the logical day to start this series, yet proved a bit difficult as I don't actually watch any of the shows that the actors I chose came from. I know them mostly from other projects, or brief clips or scenes I may have seen of their shows. Gotham is a show I hope to catch during the summer, I love the dark Gothic feel and it looks like a lot of fun. Cory Michael Smith makes his debut as a series regular playing Edward Nygma who fans of the show know is actually The Riddler. The Broadway vet has such a great look, such beautiful eyes, face and that incredible jaw. Many of you saw a lot of Smith last year when video and caps from the stage version of Breakfast At Tiffany's hit the web. Sadly, the actors representatives tried to have them disappear, an act which I think only brought them even more attention. Some of the worlds greatest stage actors have appeared on stage nude and attempting to wipe them off Smith's virtual resume wasn't a wise, or respectful move. Smith will prevail though, his talent and look will ensure he is remembered for parts beyond just the one part they tried hide.
Brendan Fehr and Eoin Macken in Night Shift
Whenever I see a commercial for Night Shift I want to give the show a try, but I am a bit worn out from hospital dramas. Between ER and Grey's Anatomy, I am a bit tired of spending any more time in a hospital. That being said, I have not forgotten how much I lived Fehr on Roswell, and was intrigued to read last year he was playing a closeted doc on the show.
Fehr with fellow Canadian, actor Luke Macfarlane
Brendan Fehr in Sugar
Although his hair is shorter in these images, former model Eoin Macken (love his name) does get me worked up in all of the previews for the show. If the show earns a season 3, I might have to give it a shot!
Eoin in Siren
Joseph Morgan in The Originals
I tried the first season of The Vampire Diaries and although was briefly hooked, did not stick with it. I always sensed the show was long on foreplay, but short on actually follow through. Not sticking with however did mean I didn't get to know Klaus, who went on to the spin-off The Originals. I was familiar with Joseph Morgan however, the actor who plays Klaus. I had seen some of the London born actors previous television work in the UK including his work on Casualty and the mini-series Ben Hur. (below)
Joseph in Ben Hur
Joseph in Hex
Matt Barr in Sleepy Hollow
Until I began working on this piece, I didn't know actor Matt Barr was a regular on Sleepy Hollow. This is another show I have thought of starting, but time always gets in the way. I have loved Barr in many roles after falling in lust with him after seeing his naked romp along with actor Sean Wing in Ten Inch Hero (below)
Matt in Ten Inch Hero
Stay tuned for Tuesday.....