Another review of the year already; well there's only two more days left in 2009 (and indeed in this decade) and I still have two categories left to go - and "theatre" and "everything else" are the big'uns. Anyway sadly the attractive man fixation will be the quickest one to sum up this year. It's not that the world got any uglier in 2009, it's just the objects of my affection have very much been the usual suspects.
Yes, Russell Tovey
and Daniel Boys
were regular fixtures chez this blog as usual, in fact in March there seemed to be an ongoing battle for which would be my favourite of the two out gay actors. They both vied for my attention, a point which is made no less valid by the fact that neither of them knew they were doing it. There was no clear winner, although really I think The Tovey edges it. He's lost some points recently because by all accounts he's once again got himself a boyfriend, but then D-Boys has lost them too, for never being at my gym like I'd hoped he might. Of course what really gives Tovey the edge is that back in January I actually met him
. And he didn't throw up or nuffin'!
As for actual new faces in 2009, New Boy
introduced me and this blog to Gregg Lowe
Apparently I wasn't the only one to like the look of young Gregg, as every time I mentioned him here, a lot of the regular commenters got a bit hot under the collar.
I can't be the only one who finds Iwan Rheon rather adorable?
First seen in the ill-fated Spring Awakening
, he then turned up in E4's surprisingly good Misfits
. Yes, he has a tendency to play creepy characters, especially Simon in Misfits
, but still, you would. It's OK, according to "The Internet" he's 24, and we know how reliable that always is.
Will there be more new faces to stare at in 2010? Maybe it's better if there aren't too many, after all the more people born in the 1990s who start being all attractive And That, the more like a creepy old man I feel. Oh wait, we'd decided being a creepy old man was pretty much my entire raison d'etre, hadn't we?