Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Dreamy Men of Masterpiece Theater
Below we* list our favorite men of Masterpiece Theater. Since PBS has created a Men of Austen website, so you can rank which Austen hero is the most eligible bachelor (surprise, surprise: Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy is winning), I'm leaving them out of the running (though, Rupert Perry-Jones as Captain Wentworth would have been my pick).
Found On: Downton Abbey
Played by Dan Stevens
Why we love Matthew: Those blue eyes. And he's the least terrible of Lady Mary's many suitors.
The down side: Matthew can be a little bit stubborn.
Also worth mentioning from Downtown Abbey:
Found On: Sherlock.
Played by: Benedict Cumberbatch
Why we love Sherlock: He's brilliant, has a great head of hair, and looks equally great in a suit or a towel.
The down side: His personality is a lot to tolerate on a daily (or even hourly) basis.
Also worth mentioning from Sherlock:
Martin Freeman makes an adorable Dr. Watson. He's definitely the more marriageable one of the duo.
Found On: Wallander (seasons 1 and 2).
Played by: Tom Hiddleston.
Why we love Magnus: He's dashingly handsome, but his longish curly hair makes him look nerdy enough to be attainable.
The down side: Martinsson saves the day on at least one occasion, but some of the time he can be a little bit incompetent.
Also worth mentioning from Wallander:
Kenneth Branagh is a little bit too mature to be my type, but his character Kurt Wallander seems to have a way with the ladies on show, in spite of his near constant dourness.
*All "we"s are meant in the royal sense.