Bracket of Guys: Round 2.1
Do y'all realize we've been voting every Friday since JULY??? We're going to need therapy when this is over.
Time to start Round Two! (New here and super confused about what's going on? Here's the deal.) We'll do the East Hot Region and Midwest Hot Region today and then South and West next week. LET'S DO THIS.
#1 Colin Firth vs. #9 Adam Levine
Who do you choose? The polite and classy English guy or the tattooed musician with the melty eyes? I feel like this choice illuminates a lot about what you were like as a teenager.
#4 David Tennant vs. #5 Ryan Gosling
Do you go with your inner nerd or your inner Hey Girl? Both David and Ryan have buckets of charm, just very different kinds. They're both brilliant actors and seemingly brilliant human beings. Tough call.
#3 Jimmy Fallon vs. #6 Rob Lowe
I keep telling myself that the choices will only get harder, but I'm still never prepared. This one is so tough, y'all. They both make us laugh, and we all know that sense of humor is the box we all click in the "what do you value most in a relationship" box. Godspeed to you as you choose.
#2 Will Smith vs. #7 Adam Scott
I could be wrong, but this one is easy. Either way. Not that a person can't be a fan of both guys (obviously not), but they inspire their own loyalty, so I have a feeling you know who to choose immediately. The actual vote could be really close, but based on the Parks and Rec love around here, my money is on the mild Adam upset.
#1 John Krasinski vs. #8 Mark Harmon
New school vs. old school. Hate me, but this one could be a generational split. I hear that 80s Mark Harmon was fiiiiiiine. Even Jim Halpert and 13 Hours can't combat that.
#4 Mark Ruffalo vs. #12 Joshua Jackson
Joshua Jackson is great; I applaud you if you vote for him. BUT CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT MARK RUFFALO??? I forget how much I love him until I see his face and then I die. P.S. I watched a little bit of The Avengers the other night, and I. could. not. stop. staring. He acts with the sides of his mouth. Is that a thing? Because he makes it a thing. So hot holy moly.
#3 Jason Bateman vs. #6 James McAvoy
Aaaaaand my heart just broke. In a multitude of alternate universes, Jason Bateman would win my entire bracket. He is a delight. But it's JAMES. I have a feeling my dearest Final Four pick isn't going to make it past this round, but a girl can hope. SOB FACE. I LOVE YOU, JAMES. P.S. Y'all should give me credit for not spending an inordinate amount of time choosing his photo; I could've included the Prada campaign, but I did NOT. Because I have integrity.
(I just stared at them by myself. Totally normal.)
#2 Bradley Cooper vs. #10 Benedict Cumberbatch
Does this matchup feel weird to anyone else? They're both A-list actors, talented, handsome, blah blah blah, but they seem like they exist in different universes. I need a Cooper-Cumberbatch buddy cop movie to make sense of this whole thing.