Five Shows Gay Men (Should) Love

We have a confession to make. You know MVP, the cliché ridden Soapnet series? Well, we’re already total fans.

Yes, it’s terribly overacted, trite and a blatantly low budget imitation of Footballer’s Wives, but those faults make it all the more fun. What’s more, it’s positively brimming with attractive men. Thus, like other series before it, MVP seems poised to become a gay favorite.

This got us thinking – what are some other gay favorites that aren’t necessarily “gay shows?” Thus, we’ve wracked our television loving brains – and pink pals – for currently airing series the gays love – or could, at least. Our one rule: no major gay characters, which very nearly ruled out ABC.

Shower scenes featuring Mario Lopez’s ass. Threeways. Lesbian trysts. Fantasy dreams between the show’s two smokin’ hot middle-aged male leads. Is this show actually trying to come out of the closet? The focus on sex notwithstanding, The central premise (beauty is only skin deep) is an obvious way to grab the gays for FX’s Nip/Tuck. Plug in some soap opera-level drama, from son Matt (who looks like Michael Jackson) gay-bashing a transexual to the daughter experimenting with an eating disorder, plus Christian and Sean’s not-so-easy coming to grips with aging, and Nip/Tuck is perfect fag fodder. Aforementioned Lopez shower scene, above.

Samantha Who?
This silly little sitcom concerns one Samantha Newly, who has amnesia after being hit by a car. Why do we love this particular televisual adventure? Well, we have nothing but fond memories of Christina Applegate, whose turn as Married, With Children‘s Kelly Bundy cemented her sex pot status, not to mention the actress’ comedic charm. Though no longer vamping up, what gay can resist a pretty girl who can make us laugh? Plus, this ABC series also features Jeanne Smart, whom we’ve loved since Designing Women. Above, Applegate griping about one of our favorite subjects: unfair life.