100 hot guys – 2012

I love Buddy TV’s annual TV’s 100 Sexiest Men list but this year I feel like tv needs to cast some new men. I mean, there’s a few great new comers but also there’s a lot of the same guys from every other year. And while, you know, good for them that they’re working, but I need some fresh blood.

In that light, there are some notable exclusions from years past (with commentary). Also, I don’t think reality tv should be allowed to count. That could just be my anti-reality tv bias. Regardless, I’m excluding reality tv from my list.

And it is my list. Because Kel doesn’t watch tv. Which isn’t going to keep her from having an opinion about who I choose to include. It shouldn’t keep you from having an opinion either and voting for as many guys as you want at the end or commenting. You never know what your comment might lead to next year…

Ranking legend:
Numbers on the left are their placement this year – #1
Numbers on the right in parenthesis are their rank last year – (5)

Charles Eston as Deacon NASHVILLE 2012

#98 Charles Esten, Nashville

Lucas Bryant HAVEN Season 2 cropped

#97 Lucas Bryant, Haven (72)

He’s super tall and super skinny but you watch that scene near the end of Over My Head and you’ll totally understand why he makes the list.

I should include #93 Christian Kane because he’s an awesome guy, but I don’t find him that hot

Stephen Colletti 2012

#83 Stephen Colletti, One Tree Hill

I totally forgot One Tree Hill was still on this year. He really just made the list because I wanted some new faces.

Charlie Hunnam tv 2012

#80 Charlie Hunnam, Sons of Anarchy

ok this one I am including for Kel. and a few other friends. And can I just say I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone who looks so different in different pictures. I have no idea how recent some photos are because I don’t pay attention to him, but there are definitely times I don’t even know for sure if it’s him he looks so different.

Daniel Lissing 2012

#76 Daniel Lissing, Last Resort

Totally the latch in actually a very good show

Matt Czuchry 2012

#71 Matt Czuchry, The Good Wife (58)

Jonathan Patrick Moore 2012

#70 Jonathan Patrick Moore, The L.A. Complex

#67 Jesse Spencer, Chicago Fire and House (42) didn’t make the cut this year. Probably in part because I don’t even come close to watching anything he’s in.

Not hot but #55 Nick Wechsler, Revenge is worth mentioning for a fun Roswell flashback!

#54 Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds (37) would likely have made the list if I was still watching Criminal Minds reruns. But I’m not so he didn’t.

Niall Matter 2012

#46 Niall Matter, Eureka (47)

Shane West 2012

#40 Shane West, Nikita (49)

Am I going to get in trouble for leaving off #39 Nathan Fillion, Castle?

Sebastian Stan 2012

#36 Sebastian Stan, Once Upon a Time

Alex Olaughlin 2012

#35 Alex O’Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0 (9)

Christopher Gorham 2012

#27 Christopher Gorham, Covert Affairs (5)

I was just not in the mood for #26 Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl

Ryan Kwanten 2012

#22 Ryan Kwanten, True Blood.

I find I’ve grown tired of Ryan. He needs to be in something else also so I can remember why I like him.

Kit Harington tv 2012

#21 Kit Harington, Game of Thrones is also on our movie list.

Jared Padalecki SUPERNATURAL Season 4 Promo 2012

#20 Jared Padalecki, Supernatural (36)

Paul Wesley 2012

#18 Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries (38)

Justin Hartley 2012

#16 Justin Hartley, Emily Owens, M.D.

Joshua Jackson 2012

#14 Joshua Jackson, Fringe (19)

Michael Trucco 2012

#12 Michael Trucco, Fairly Legal and How I Met Your Mother (12)

Jensen Ackles 2012

#8 Jensen Ackles, Supernatural (16)

This boy is like allergic to photoshoots.

Joe Manganiello 2012

#7 Joe Manganiello, True Blood

Just for Wyndie since she asked in the comments last year. See, comments are good 🙂
But there’s no way in the world he should be higher on the list than Jensen.

Robert Buckley 2012

#6 Robert Buckley, One Tree Hill

#5 Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries (13) I feel like I have to include because he’s so popular but I just don’t want to.

Matt Bomer WHITE COLLAR 4x02 2012

#3 Matt Bomer, White Collar (1)

#1 Stephen Amell, Arrow

ok, fine. Since’s he’s number 1 and quite legitimately displaced Matt Bomer (not an easy thing to do) I’ll give you two pictures. Also, I couldn’t decide.

Stephen Amell Comic Con 2012
Stephen Amell 2012

Honorable Mentions

And now I sympathize with Buddy TV because in considering my additions to the list the same names came up that have been around for years and they’re still on tv and plenty handsome. But after complaining about needing new faces I decided to mention but not picture:

Will Estes, Blue Bloods (really I just couldn’t find any good pictures of Will. He needs to do a decent photo shoot.)

Jonathan Jackson, Nashville (yes he’s a new face but I don’t like his character on the show. And if you haven’t figured it out the character a guy plays has nearly as much to do with their attractiveness as how well they take a picture. maybe sometimes more.)

David Anders, Once Upon a Time

Mark Paul Gosselar, Franklin and Bash (I just didn’t feel like it)

There were, however, a few guys worth adding to the list.

Neil Jackson 2012

Neil Jackson, Upstairs Downstairs

(good musician and very funny twitter but not on enough of my tv this year to really count)

Colin Odonoghue Pirate Dog 2012

Colin O’Donoghue, Once Upon a Time

Roguishly charming as Captain Hook. I just couldn’t bring myself to use an episode still or a screenshot because the pirate collar out of context doesn’t quite capture his mixture of danger and allure. The eyes, though, would have done a decent job of conveying it.

happy N. Snow? :p

Bradley James as King Arthur MERLIN 2012

Bradley James, Merlin

I finally caved and used a picture of Bradley in chain mail because I found one I liked and because I’m running out of pictures of him. Also, if I’d seen s3 of Merlin this year there’d probably be a few knights of the round table on my honorable mentions list.

ETA: Yeah… next year Gwaine, Leon, Percival, Elyan and maybe even Lancelot are totally going to get pictures.

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12 responses to “100 hot guys – 2012

  1. Candace

    Let’s just be the first to comment here 🙂 How do you determine the “rank”? So let me state #83 I myself did not know One Tree Hill was still on, and this pic is great. I watched that in high school. # 66 Not a bad pic. How long do you take in searching for pictures overall? #16 Justin Hartly I have never heard of this guy or seen Emily Owens, MD (what channel is it on, any clue?). #46 Do you have his digits? If so give him mine 😉 #1 Stephen Amells…HOT arms…d-a-m-n 🙂

    • aj

      Buddy TV ranks them and I adhere to their rank. Mine order would be different (especially last year).

      Well, it’s not anymore. The OTH series final was this spring so it was on tv in 2012 but I’d completely forgotten even that. oops.

      I take a while looking for pictures because I always want to get one that shows the person in a favorable way but is also an interesting picture. Some people make it easy because they have done great photo shoots. Other’s put my searching skills to the test.

      Emily Owens M.D. is on the CW (it may have been cancelled, I’m not sure). He was on Smallville before that, though playing the Green Arrow.

      I can’t help you out there but he is on twitter and you’d enjoy reruns of Eureka 😉

      I’ll have to get you a better picture of #36…

      And if you’re not watching Arrow on the CW you totally should be.

  2. jenaht

    Um….yay for Niall Matter! Loved him for years! Many of the shows I don’t watch. Thumbs up always for Winchester brothers. Also while I’ve never seen SoA…I do know the actor that plays Jax is hawt!

    • aj

      I’m excited Niall is on the list. Remember the first few years I did this and I had to keep making him an honorable mention? Always good to see the Winchester brothers. I’ve never seen SoA either, which is why Charlie Hunnam is on the list based on high recommendations from others. I don’t even know who Jax is so you’re one step ahead of me 🙂

  3. kel

    pretty sure i’ll be commenting multiple times. but my first comment has to be that rob james-collier SHOULD be on this list. he’s in downton abbey. and while he’s handsome enough in the show, in real life, he’s just downright dreamy. can you disagree?


    • aj

      you’re totally right. I didn’t think about the guys of Downton Abbey at all but he should have been on the honorable mentions list. help me remember next year 😉

  4. kel

    #80 – you damn well better have included him, or you would have gotten it! i agree, he’s a freaking chameleon, looks different all the time, but still tends to always look sexy, i think.
    #40 – i can never look at him and not think “walk to remember.” i sometimes still can’t decide if i think he’s that attractive, but i get the appeal.
    #39 – yes, you’re in trouble.
    #26 – but he’s devilishly handsome. you should have been in the mood.
    #22 – i’ve never watched true blood and i still love looking at him.
    #21 – I AM COMPLAINING! yes, he made the movie list, but STILL! everyone knows him for GOT. complaining!!
    #14 – i’ve never understood. i don’t see it.
    #7 – i agree. no way he should be higher than jensen. jensen is like disgustingly handsome. that kind of handsome that’s just wrong and shouldn’t exist. but of course, us girls are glad it does.
    #5 – no you can’t not include him. though, i’d say a good portion of his appeal is those eyes. ahh…
    #1 – good call on two pictures. i needed that second one with his insane arms…

    • aj

      #80 – sometimes I think Charlie looks kind of like Garrett Hedlund.
      #40 – you need to watch some Nikita, then because it’s nothing like A Walk to Remember 😉
      #39 – I figured.
      #26 – sorry. he is far too much of a pretty boy to be devilishly handsome 🙂
      #22 – I know. I think my disappointment with a lot of the same guys on the list just fell on Ryan’s shoulders. poor guy.
      #21 – alright, fine. your complaints are duly noted. and you do make a fair point that everyone knows him from GOT so it would make more sense for him to be on the tv list.
      #14 – there’s a strength to him, something really compassionate but grounded and strong in his eyes. You need to watch Fringe.
      #7 – yes. exactly!
      #5 – maybe next year I’ll let Ryan Kwanten back in and take out my exasperation on Ian. It is mostly the eyes.
      #1 – I knew you’d need something a little rougher to really appreciate him so the second picture was half so you wouldn’t argue with me 😉 Also, Arrow, totally worth watching.

      I think my favorite this year, though, is Colin O’Donoghue.

  5. Lori

    Yay Stephen Amell! I’m totally cool with #39. I just can’t see Jensen as a man since I watched him grow up on Days. It’s just too weird.

    I don’t know who half these people are. Kel, good suggestion about RJC. His character is so tragic this season that you almost forget how horrible he’s been in the past. I love to hate him.

    I know you don’t watch Grey’s and that must be the only reason Jesse Williams is not on here. Because I mean, http://www.ba-reps.com/blog/jim-wright-greys-anatomys-doctor-jesse-williams/

    come on, really?

    And Geoff Stults has been on Ben and Kate so not sure why he didn’t make Buddy’s list???

    And what about Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead? I’ve loved him since Boondock Saints and he could be the only guy I’d literally make-out-tackle if I saw him in person. (And I have seen a LOT of hot movie stars in person and not make-out-tackled so that’s saying something.) AJ, you should NOT watch The Walking Dead. But he is still totally hot.

    • aj

      I’m glad #39 isn’t just me.

      really? I can see the problem with Days but after Supernatural I don’t know how you could not see him as a man.

      alright, I’ll keep Jesse Williams in mind for next year…

      I have no idea why people don’t make Buddy TV’s list. That’s at least part of the reason I have an honorable mention section 🙂

      You’re right – I don’t watch The Walking Dead (though several people have told me I should even though I tell them I don’t like zombies. I’m more inclined to trust your advice). But just judging from imdb pictures I can see him making the list.

  6. Lori

    Yeah, you should totally listen to me about TWD. I even have to cover my eyes. A lot. But I cannot wait for it to come back in Feb. I’m going to be such a hermit on Sundays with TWD and GoT on the same night. Squee!

    Are you not watching Sherlock on BBC? It’s super good. Maybe we’ve talked about this. Benedict Cumberbatch should have made the list. And also Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary is surprisingly not annoying me)

    • aj

      you win on TWD then (and I’m secretly glad) 🙂

      I have seen the first episode of Sherlock and really excited to watch the first season over the holidays. Jonny Lee Miller, eh. I’d echo your sentiments about Elementary surprisingly not being annoying but I don’t find him that hot in it. Good actor. not hot.