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Who's Our Favorite Colin?

Welcome to another Friday, friends! Before we get to last week's winner, I wanted to tell you where we might be able to meet! If any of you are going to Nest Fest in Charlotte, NC tomorrow, I'd love to meet you! I'm in one of the bands playing music during the festivities, so you can see me on the music stage at 11:30am. I'll be wandering a little before and after, so if you're planning on going, let me know in the comments! I'd love to meet you!

Okay, on to last week's vote. It was for our favorite Mark, and frankly, I didn't vote. I couldn't choose! Wahlberg has been a favorite since I was a teenager, but Ruffalo is one of my favorite humans ever. When I saw who you guys chose? I smiled and realized that my favorite Mark is yours, too.

The winner is...

Mark Ruffalo!

I mean. What is this face. He's ridiculous. Thank you guys for helping me realize which Mark hits the mark. Of my heart. (I try.)

Let's get to this week's vote! It's time to choose our favorite Colin. Did y'all realize how many awesome Colins there are? Because I was shocked and now have to decide who to vote for. Like every week, it feels impossible. (I'm looking at you, Captain Hook.)


Colin Farrel

Where We've Seen Him

True Detective, In Bruges, Horrible Bosses, Winter's Tale, and Total Recall.

Why We Love Him

He's an Irish bad boy, and even though most of us like nice guys, mysterious ones sometimes make a mark, too.


Colin Firth

Where We've Seen Him

Bridget Jones Diary, Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually, The King's Speech, Nanny McPhee, Mamma Mia!, and our dreams.

Why We Love Him

Umm, he's Mr. Darcy. In more than one movie. He's also SO GREAT in all the others. He's kind, tall, understatedly handsome, and British. Check check check check. 


Colin Hanks

Where We've Seen Him

Fargo, Dexter, Mad Men, and Life in Pieces.

Why We Love Him

He's Tom Hanks' son. I'm not sure that's enough to put him in our top spot, but it definitely puts him in the conversation. He moves in and out of pop culture like a ninja robot; he's there and then he's not, and frankly we don't know much about the guy. But again - he's Tom Hanks' son.


Colin Jost

Where We've Seen Him

Co-manning the Weekend Update desk on Saturday Night Live.

Why We Love Him

Maybe it's just me, but I LOVE Colin Jost. He's funny; no one argues with that. He's also one of those comedy nerds from Harvard who's annoyingly smart in addition to making us laugh. 


Colin O'Donoghue

Where We've Seen Him

Once Upon a Time. On repeat.

Why We Love Him

Gone are the days of Captain Hook in that George Washington black wig. Colin's Hook is the only reason I kept watching Once Upon a Time, even when the story got weird and confusing. The character is great, he's incredibly hot, he's a musician, Irish, speaks French, and is married to a schoolteacher. I mean just stop it.


Voting is over. So are the aspirations of any Colins not named Firth. He destroyed everyone else with the quietest British vengeance.