The 1990s were like just a few years ago, right? Feels like only yesterday. Well, sorry to hurt those feelings of yours, fellas, but we’re 13-and-three-quarter years the way through the 2000s — and even the TV hunks from the 1990’s are getting older on us. We wrap up our three-part series with the studs of ‘90s television, and hope that you’ll let out a collective sigh with us.
Luke Perry in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1992-)
That hair. That swagger. They way he just made Brenda and Kelly rip each other’s hair out over him — that’s our kind of guy. He was as cool as school gets.
Dean Cain in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997)
We’re a sucka for superheroes. True story. But Cain had a certain something extra bursting out of those tights and we were definitely not complaining.
Benjamin Bratt in Law & Order (1995 -1999)
Though we’re sure the show is still in first-episodes today (okay, it ended in 2009) Bratt spent just four seasons making us salivate over his sexy detective. We would have gladly been booked and cuffed by him anytime.
Matthew Fox in Party of Five (1994-2000)
In the battle of the beasts Fox beats out Wolf (as in Scott) by a hair — and it’s because of the hair. Truly. That scruff and that shaggy ‘do did all the right things to us downstairs.
David Boreanaz in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Yes, he had Angel, too, but that’s in the 2000s, and thus, cheating on our list. So we’ll just have to lust on his titular character tormented and torn in SMG’s show.
Blair Underwood in L.A. Law (1987-1994)
Currently starring in the TV redo of Ironside, Underwood just gets better looking with age. Plain and simple. End of story. We wouldn’t kick L.A. Law co-star Harry Hamlin out of bed for eating crackers either. Oh, wait. Carbs. Yeah, we would.
John Corbett in Northern Exposure (1990-1995)
We didn’t meet him as Aidan in Sex and the City until 2000 (he was even hotter in those latter episodes), but we have no problem giving him props for when he was that hippie-radio-deejay-dude in Northern Exposure.
John Stamos in Full House (1987-1995)
We’re gonna eat some of that damn yogurt he’s shelling these days, because he looks like he hasn’t aged in nearly 20 years — or he and Blair Underwood are sharing secrets — because Stamos looks tastier than ever.
Mario Lopez or Mark-Paul Gosslear in Saved By The Bell (1989-1993)
We remember both Zack and Slater fondly, of course, so we couldn’t choose just one. Who are we to pit friends against each other…especially if they both like to take their shirts off?
Grant Show, Andrew Shue or Jack Wagner in Melrose Place (1992-1999)
Okay, now we’re just blatantly cheating by adding three studs from one show, and saying it counts as one in our Top 10. But, truly, it’s because we’re not picky. We’ll take any of them. Or all of them. Thomas Calabro and Doug Savant, too, please. Thanks.