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The Hottest Television Crushes

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 14, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 14, 2010 |

You folks: So predictable with your crush love. Yesterday’s Hottest Television Crushes — Supporting Actor and Actress Edition basically confirmed what we already knew: The ladies love Alexander Skarsgård the mostest, while both the men and women are nearly equally in lust with Alison Brie and Christina Hendricks, who are currently only a percentage point apart, with Sofia Vergara not too far behind (Katie Aselton’s 3 percent probably reflects all the times I voted for her).

So, today, in the hopes that things will not align so predictably, we turn to Hottest Television Crushes — Lead Actor and Actress Edition, where once again I will force you to choose one among many that you want to put in your pocket and take home. And then put in your dungeon. I especially enjoy the idea of imagining many of the womenfolk wrestling with which of the first three men on the list to choose before resorting to a game of Marry, Fuck, Kill, while someone else in the category comes out on top because those three split. I also wasn’t going to include any British television, but I couldn’t’ resist but to include a couple, if only to raise the degree of difficulty.

I also apologize in advance for all the people I had to leave out in an attempt to hold the nominees to eight in each category. Lots of worthy folks got left out.

Hottest Television Crushes — Lead Actor

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”


Joel McHale, “Community”


Nathan Fillion “Castle


Matt Smith, “Doctor Who”


Idris Elba, “Luther”


Joshua Jackson, “Fringe”


David Duchovny, “Californiacation


Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors”



Hottest Television Crushes — Lead Actress

Anna Paquin,” True Blood”


Yvonne Strahovski, “Chuck”


Stana Katic, “Castle:


Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”


Anna Torv, “Fringe:


Tina Fey, “30 Rock:


Padma Lakshmi, “Top Chef:


Mary Louise Parker, “Weeds”:



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