My Supernatural boyfriend. Update one year later: Jensen still tops the list as the most fetching specimen of manhood. I did find out that he is married to the extremely fortunate Danneel Harris Ackles. Congrats!
My Snarky Boyfriend. I think he's awesome on The Soup, but seeing him on Community was a revelation. As in - Joel reveals a lot of torso on that show. (Even if he didn't, Community is the best sitcom on TV today. Watch it!)
My Welsh boyfriend. I find him incredibly endearing, even in so-so movies like 101 Dalmations. I hate him using an American accent though; his natural speech is beautiful. See "Solomon and Gaenor" if you can!
Edited to add: And watch "Ringer" if you can...he's awesome in it. Sarah Michelle Gellar is the lucky girl who gets to play his love interest.
My Super Boyfriend. Having seen him with my own eyes, I can confirm that he is this good looking in person. I love "Smallville," but he is a much better actor when he doesn't have to super-mope around Kansas. He has a fantastic smile and can really act when the script gives him something interesting to do.
My Quintessential-Darcy Boyfriend. Yep, he's a great actor and has done some amazing work in a lot of films that don't involve swimming in a pond in a see-through shirt. But I probably wouldn't even know about them if he hadn't done "Pride and Prejudice" first. And that would be a loss.
My Obligatory Vampire Boyfriend. Not since Angel have I felt anything towards the whole bloodsucker genre, but that thing that Damon does with his eyes has me in front of "The Vampire Diaries" every Thursday night.
My Handsomest-Man-on-Earth Boyfriend. OMG, is he good-looking. He made the mostly-mediocre "Robin Hood" must-see TV, he made us swoon in "North and South," and he made us believe any girl's dreams could come true in "The Vicar of Dibley." I'd love to report how he improves "Spooks," but no US channel will show the later seasons of that series. At any rate, this is one to die for.
My Singer/Songwriter Boyfriend. One of the few Imaginary BFs that I have actually met. BVA is a very talented singer, and he has a few movies under his belt, too. He's a nice guy to boot - see him in concert if he's in your area. You might just fall a little in love yourself.
My Better Than Anything Boyfriend. I got the singer of my favorite band on this list. He's tall, has startling blue eyes and curly dark hair (a great combo) and is a fantastic singer and showman. I got to shake his hand and couldn't stop smiling for days. Love him, love his music, just love!
My Witty Boyfriend. I know, I know, Rowan Atkinson. Mr. Bean, for god's sake. But as the supremely clever Blackadder, with this goatee and his dark curls...well, he's really sexy. To me, at any rate. He's also one of the funniest damn men ever, and that's hot.
My Master Boyfriend. Even as the Doctor's ultimate frenemy, he managed to bring a glimmer of humanity amid all the maniacal destructiveness. He also absolutely shines in "Life on Mars" as the humane, by-the-books, serious copper trapped back in time in a place where such traits are not at all admired. He's not traditionally handsome, but has something in him that really works for me.
My Spy Boyfriend. I confess, I may have been more in love with the serious, smart super-spy Tom Quinn on Spooks/MI-5 than with Matthew Macfadyen. However, it was Matthew's marvelous performance in "Almost Strangers" that first got my attention, so perhaps it is him after all. ("Almost Strangers" is a terrific movie - do watch it if you can.)
My Desert-Isle Boyfriend #2. (It pays to pack a few extra.) Somehow in possession of a Soloflex machine on that crazy island, Kim's character Jin seemingly got better-looking every day. Also of note is a great acting job, as his character got progressively more sympathetic, going from an over-protective husband to a sweet, funny, all-around wonderful guy over the seasons. When Jin died, I lost it. Man.
My Desert Isle Boyfriend #3. Wow, "Lost" had quite a delicious buffet of actors on that island. But it was Naveen's role in "The English Patient" that really caught my attention; he was the best part of that movie to me.
My Wonder-ful Boyfriend. Not so much for his work in 'Being Erica,' though he was the adorable object of desire in that show. But in 'Wonderfalls,' he was the soulful, puppy dog-eyed sweetheart that finally got the girl. It really shouldn't have been that hard for someone like him.
My Ginger Boyfriend. I normally don't do this, but I actually like him best playing the American Charlie Crews in "Life." Not to suggest that he wasn't amazing in his other work, but he did some outstanding acting in "Life," a show I loved. Updated: Thanks to Damian, I started watching the excellent "Homeland." His performance in that show is MASTERFUL.
My Straight Man boyfriend. Dave is best when he's the calm center in the midst of madness. See his work on NewsRadio, or as the unlucky blind date in the Chicken Lady sketch on Kids in the Hall. That was some brilliant work. Also, the man can rock a dress.
My Makes-Me-Swoon Boyfriend. I know he's inhabited some creepy roles since he was in one of my fave period romances, but watch the scene in "A Room with a View" where George sweeps Lucy into her arms and plants a kiss on her and see if you don't get the vapors, too.
My American Movie Classic Boyfriend. My favorite of his movies is "Notorious," where his scenes with Ingrid Bergman are really, really, hot, especially considering it came out in like, 1946. He's funny, roguish, acrobatic and dashing - the perfect gentleman, with a lot of heart under the tie and collared shirt.
My Total Badass Boyfriend. To be with him, I'd have to be able to kick as much ass as he can, and that's okay. I love the way he can rock a collared shirt, and even how much he likes yogurt. Only a real man would admit to that.
My MSTie Boyfriend. Daydreaming that I could have been a character on 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000.' Joel's inventiveness and sleepy geniality would make watching those horrible movies worthwhile. Plus I could play with the bots.
My Straight Arrow Boyfriend. The worst part of any episode of "Smallville" was when Ollie put his shirt back on. Did you hear the CW is looking at a new show about the Green Arrow, but that it might NOT star Hartley? Big mistake. Huge.
My Broad-Shouldered Boyfriend. Seriously, have you seen this guy with no shirt on? Tiny waist, broad shoulders, nice everything in between. I also love the characters he plays; he's just so adorably humble in shows like "Popular," "Ugly Betty" and "Covert Affairs."
My Do-Over Boyfriend. As in, the show he starred in when he first caught my eye at the age of 15. (His age, not mine.) As in, it would be sweet if I woke up tomorrow to find myself back in my early 20s so I'd be his age and not feel creepy about lusting for him.
My Supersleuth Boyfriend. I don't think I would ever feel as smart as him, but I don't think I'd ever care.
Consider this the list of my imaginary or TV boyfriends. They are funny, smart, maybe can sing, are tall (usually) and may have dark, curly hair, a goatee and/or a Tardis. I am pretty sure that these guys are my 'free pass' men, you know, the ones you could temporarily forget your husband for.
I tried to include the reasons they are special to me. It's not always looks. But you know, some of them are just..well, yummy. I'm only human.