she liked Imaginary Men best of all

Why TV Boys Do It Better


Thanks to adorkable Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation, I’ve been reminded of a Dreamy TV Boy Move that I adore: the wildly romantic Grab and Kiss.

Ben and Felicity: this NEVER stops being swoonworthy!

Ultimate TVBoyfriend Pacey and Joey: I am STILL cursing that cutaway!

Jim and Pam: coming on the heels of Jim’s heartbreaking confession, this was a doozy

Ben and Leslie: Go Ben GO!!

Ben and Leslie again!


(I recommend watching the whole scene here because it is heartbreaking and tender and sweet and all around lovely)

You know what is best about this move? It’s decisive. Not enough Real Life Boys are decisive in my experience. Lots of hemming and hawing and waiting for the girl (ME) to do all the damn work. Not these fellas, they take the initiative and spontaneously show the object of their affection what they want and what she means to them.

SWOON with a capital S-W-O-O-N!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

4 thoughts on “Why TV Boys Do It Better

  1. because of you I have wasted the last hour watching old P/J videos on youtube. I hope you feel guilty, missy! 🙂

  2. Jim Halpert 4 evah!!!

  3. Wow, you and I must seriously share a brain. Just the other day, I got this idea in my head for a short story (OK . . . it was a fanfiction) that ended with an Ambush Kiss. And I was priding myself on how genius it was, until I realized (after reading this blog), that it was TOTALLY Pacey and Joey revisited (right down to the car swerving off the road). *blushes* So much for creativity!

    But I think you hit the nail on the head regarding the decisiveness factor. There’s something so sexy about a guy, who loves you so much that it literally pains him NOT to grab you, and kiss you. I mean, men write these shows don’t they? So, at least a part of this must be true. If the writers are writing idealized versions of themselves, than perhaps there IS a guy out there who is pained by not kissing you. He’s just too chicken sh*t to do something about it . . .

    Right? 😉

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