I don’t know if it’s an age thing, but suddenly I totally get the attraction of a well-toned male body. In my fractious youth it was all about a handsome face, big brain and buckets of charisma. These things are all still on the wish list of course, but for the first time in my life I find myself mentally undressing someone – Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan.
I have always had a thing for nice forearms (shapely, not too hirsute) and we get to see a lot of Jeffrey’s lovely forearms in Burn Notice – Michael Westen is a man who wears his sleeves rolled up, both literally and metaphorically.
And for all that we have to put up with gratuitous filler shots of skinny girls in bikinis on Burn Notice, at least things are balanced out by Michael working out in his vest, Michael getting wet (he does suit wet very well) and Michael walking away from the camera in shirt and suit pants – he has a very shapely, um, bottom.
He seems to have a good sense of humour too, judging by the taster I’ve seen for the DVD extra on The Fall of Sam Axe (The Fall of Jeffrey Donovan – a vast improvement on the usual ‘making of’ documentaries). I do like a man who can take the proverbial out of himself so wholeheartedly.
If you too are partial to a bit of Jeffrey Donovan, hunt out the US version of Touching Evil – it’s rather good and Mr D is the best thing in it. Although he does spend more time looking tortured than actually being tortured, doesn’t get to be so beautifully dressed or spend so much time beautifully undressed.
Posted by Jo the Hat