For some reason, I have the song, “I Want Candy” in my head. It was annoying when I first heard it in 1982 (dating myself here), and it's annoying now. However, it does give me an idea for an interesting blog post.
Sometimes it seems that guys have all the fun. Not only do they have all the sports teams and can easily find jeans that fit, they get 'eye candy' by the pound. Think about it; between professional cheerleaders, scantily-clad pop starlets and nubile young actresses, the guys have plenty to feast their eyes on. That's okay, though, because there is plenty of male 'eye candy' for us if we know where to look. After all, we should get to have some fun too! In this spirit, here are a few of the visual 'candy stores' I've found.
If you like cute love stories set in medieval times, check out A Knight's Tale. It's rather tongue-in-cheek, but it does tell a good story. Here, a squire (basically a knight's caddy) and his friends pose as nobles for the purpose of entering a jousting tournament. Heath Ledger is (was) one of the most beautiful men I've ever seen, and Paul Bettany (playing Geoffrey Chaucer) isn't hard to look at either. While his role is relatively small, James Purefoy adds a great deal to the 'eye candy' inventory. It's a really fun movie to watch with the girls, but the story will entertain your husband too.
On the TV front, there's Grey's Anatomy. Patrick Dempsey definitely lives up to the 'McDreamy' label, and Eric Dane's 'McSteamy' only makes it sweeter. If you like redheads, Kevin McKidd (Dr. Owen Hunt) is your man, and Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev) has really nice skin. You'll see plenty of T.R. Knight's (Dr. George O'Malley) 'nerdy charm', and Chris O'Donnell had a brief stint on the show. As you can see, there's no shortage of men to look at. The show is great on it's own, which would be why it's lasted for seven years. However, the men definitely add to its charm!
Another show with multi-level appeal is Bones. It takes place in a forensics lab that works with the FBI to solve various crimes. The leading man is David Boreanaz who, in my opinion, looks better now than he did in his younger, Buffy the Vampire Slayer days. As for supporting actors, John Francis Daley (Dr. Lance Sweets) has a 'teenager-ish' charm, and T. J. Thyne (Dr. Jack Hodgins) has an amazing smile. His vivid blue eyes don't hurt either! For those of us who watch the reruns, Ryan Cartwright (Nigel) and Pej Vahdad (Dr. Arastoo Vaziri) are cute and smart at the same time.
As you can see, 'eye candy' isn't just for the men. Women can also find nice things to look at while still enjoying a good story. The best thing about this kind of 'candy' is that you won't have to worry about gaining weight or rotting your teeth!