As Dorothy Parker once quipped, "Men seldom make passes / at women who wear glasses." But increasingly, male characters on TV shows who wear glasses have become quite desirable to female viewers. While wearing glasses is often a sign of intellect or nerd cred, other male characters rock glasses simply because they are fashionable. Here are some of the most desirable leading men who wear glasses for their TV roles.
Walter White, "Breaking Bad"
There are only two men who look even sexier when bald: Patrick Stewart and Bryan Cranston. Granted, Cranston isn't very sexy when playing Walter White in the throes of chemo-induced vomiting. But when he's using his smarts to woo his wife or solve a chemical problem, he's very appealing. If you think smarts make a man irresistible, this be-spectacled former teacher is getting hotter every season.
Leonard Leakey Hofstadter, "The Big Bang Theory"
Leonard may not be your cup of tea, but you must admit that he's dated some incredibly beautiful women over the years: Leslie, Penny, Stephanie, and Priya. If he wasn't sexy, how could he snag so many hotties? His Clark Kent-inspired frames and grasp of experimental particle physics make him one of the cutest guys on primetime.
Douglas Fargo, "Eureka"
He may be accident prone and likely to blurt out embarrassing thoughts, but he's a snappy dresser and eager to please. If you like a guy who's slender, youthful, and smart, Dr. Fargo probably pushes your buttons. Which makes sense, since he got reprimanded for inappropriately pressing buttons 38 times.
Daniel Jackson, "Stargate SG-1"
Played by the dreamy Michael Shanks, Dr. Daniel Jackson is founding member of the Stargate team who specializes in alien languages and mythology. But unlike a lot of other TV characters who wear glasses, Dr. Jackson is also toned and muscular, since he's always running for his life and fighting aliens.
The Doctor (10th Incarnation), "Doctor Who"
The 10th Doctor (portrayed by David Tennant) doesn't always wear his tortoiseshell glasses when he's saving the world, but on the rare occasions when he does, he makes them look very heroic. Heck, he even makes a pair of old school red-blue 3D glasses look cool when he's battling the Cybermen and the Daleks during the two-part Season 2 finale.
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