Oh summer. What was once the season of fleeting love and less-than-quality television programming has turned, for those of us who are adults with jobs and Netflix, into the season of still-basically-single and pretty-great television. Because I am a positive/delusional person who likes to make lemons into imaginary lemonade, I have decided the best way to regain the romance of summer is by having imaginary relationships with the gentleman I see most frequently: the boys of TV. Since I am TV-polyamorous, I would like to share the wealth with you. Let me introduce you to my six favorite TV boyfriends of the summer. Please feel free to start dating them in your mind as soon as possible.
Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad
Boyfriend attributes: He's sensitive, adorable and maybe not like traditionally smart but he's definitely street smart. And sure he has had to murder people but it hurts him so much so you know he isn't a sociopath. He loves kids so there's great dad potential, as long as he keeps them away from stray or not-stray bullets... Also note: he's totally been in love before and does NOT have a commitment problem!
Potential problems: Well, he's a killer with an addiction problem but he's been to rehab so no biggie and he only kills people who really have to die. He isn't great at honesty but hey, if you need a challenge you can totally work on breaking down his meth/murder based walls.
Detective Stephen Holder on The Killing
Boyfriend attributes: Basically Holder is a taller Jesse Pinkman, living most of the time on the right side of the law. He's sensitive and sooo brooding--he's perfected a look my friend Audrey and I call "The Holder Smolder." He's got sweet tats that give him a nice bad boy edge but he's great with children! Also, he's a cop! He will protect you in like a really romantic way.