For me, Male on Monday is about man candy...and what better illustrates that than soap hunks?
I always wondered why my great-grandmother continued to watch soap operas long after she lost her hearing. She didn't put on the closed captioning like she did for other shows, she just made up her own story and glues herself to the screen.
I didn't think much about it until recently. On one hand because I literally broke my wrist, and on the other because of my new favorite author, Sarah Mayberry. She has a whole series of Blaze's set around a soap opera.
So...I did some reading...and some watching in the name of research for this blog post...and I realized why Grandma Jewel didn't bother with the sound. The man candy was plenty.
Next time you are in need of someone easy on the eyes...check out the soaps! Need some convincing? Good, because I wanted to post some pictures.
All My Children's Justin Bruening is worth watching. He's a doctor...or an intern...either way he is changing his shirt. Lots. Like romance heroes, being on a soap requires a fit physique. Unfortunately, fidelity doesn't seem to be 'done' on soaps the way it is in romance novels.
Just a scene or two past Justin is Cameron Mathison, a millionaire with a penchant for working out. Shirtless. Lots. See why Grandma watched this show? Again we have some romance similarities - in control and protective, but I think there is some non-romance like baby drama going on here.
The next scene had Jacob Young, who left his shirt on. Probably because their is a limit to how many muscles can be shown per minute. Otherwise, he'd be a contender. His eyes are so blue! He plays a ruthless character with more baby drama than he knows what to do with. I think. Never did turn the sound on.
I've decided soaps are like candy...too much of them isn't a good thing. but in small doses, they can be quite pleasing. To the eye. For a romance addict, the Daytime Diva series is a better bet, but it's Blaze...though in chatting about this blog I found out All my Children pushes the envelope in their bedroom scenes, so maybe it wouldn't be too much for anyone!
So do you have a favourite soap star we could add to our Male On Monday slot? Come on out and share! He could just be a hero in the making...