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Who's Our Favorite Matthew?

Who's Our Favorite Matthew?

Last week, we voted for our favorite James. Y'all? That was easily the closest race yet. I had to wait until the last minute to tally the votes because James McAvoy and James Corden were within a dozen votes of each other all week. Considering that all our winners so far have grabbed on average about 70% of their votes, we basically had to call in the Supreme Court to rule on this one.

And our favorite James is?
James Corden

By the tiniest of hairs. I love him, too, and I won't hold it against you guys too much for not choosing James McAvoy. But without question, McAvoy will easily be our first wildcard with such a high percentage of the total vote. We'll have to see at the end of these voting shenanigans, but if you're sad about him not being in the finals, rest easy because he probably will. 

Now it's time for another week that will destroy you - Matthews! (Yes, we already did Matts. There were too many to include them in one pool. The more the merrier, right?)


Matthew Fox

Where We've Seen Him

LOST and Party of Five. He also had a part in World War Z as Brad Pitt's wife's lover, but that storyline was cut (thankfully). So he's still in it but as a random guy flying a helicopter.

Why We Love Him

He stole our hearts as the reluctant leader turned savior, Jack Shepard, and even though I never saw Party of Five, I imagine his character in that was just as endearing. The real life Matthew Fox isn't quite as charming as the characters he plays, but who is really? He hasn't made anything since 2015 and doesn't have any projects in the works, so there's no timetable on when we'll see his delightfully scruffy face again.


Matthew Goode

Where We've Seen Him

Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game, and The Good Wife

Why We Love Him

Umm, he's SMOKIN' HOT?!?! I realize that's not the only qualification, but it doesn't hurt, people. The Downton Abbey writers had a huge task in finding a man who would fill Mary's heart like Matthew did, and they found it in Henry. In case you were wondering,  the actor crush formula works like this: piercing eyes + British accent + character in unrequited love = obsessed. We get all that in Henry Talbot hashtag praise hands. 

P.S. If you're looking for a screen full of that formula, watch The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch and Allen Leech (Tom in Downton) join Matthew, and when they're all in the same shot, I'm pretty sure the camera caught on fire.


Matthew Lewis

Where We've Seen Him

He was dorky, perfect Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies.

Why We Love Him

In my moderately humble opinion, Neville is one of the greatest literary characters ever. Such an amazing arc and so relatable in his woes. While the movie wasn't able to give Neville the same depth of story as the book did, Matthew Lewis still made the bumbling plant lover so easy to root for. (Get it? Root for?) Plus he grew up and got super hot. It's kinda creepy actually.


Matthew Macfadyen

Where We've Seen Him

Walking through a sun-drenched field to propose to Keira Knightly in Pride and Prejudice is where we've seen him amen. He was also in the movie Anna Karenina as well as several British television crime shows that I must now add to my TBW list. 

Why We Love Him

Frankly, he could enter our lives only as Mr. Darcy, and he'd still make a run for the top Matthew spot. He was perfect as the zipped up aristocrat who fell for a woman beneath his station, and when he cried on the steps in the rain when she rejected him? Gracious. He just killed it in that movie. I'm gonna watch it now k bye.


Matthew McConaughey

Where We've Seen Him

Well, considering he's in the middle of his McConaissance, everywhere. I actually remember the first time I saw him in Angels in the Outfield with a bit part as one of the baseball players. He catches a ball in the outfield with this amazed look on his face, and as a twelve year-old, I remember thinking, "Umm, he's really hot." And he was old.

He's been a rom-com fixture for years (Boys on the Side, The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), in a series of decently dramatic roles but always as the pretty boy (A Time to Kill, Contact, We Are Marshall), and then in the last three years, he's made specific choices that have gone against type and won the guy an Oscar (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, True Detective).  

Why We Love Him

I mean... he's Matthew McConaughey. He's the cool beach bum with the killer abs and the floppy hair and the hot wife who doesn't mind that he's a walking meme. Nobody does Southern bad boy charm like this Matthew. Alright, alright, alright.


Matthew Morrison

Where We've Seen Him

He did a dozen bit parts in various network dramas, and then he got Glee. I'm not sure I'd know the guy if not for that show.

Why We Love Him

I never could get into Glee, so I don't have the kind of love that a lot of you do. But I know that people who love Glee LOVE Glee. If he's your Matthew, you'll shout it from the rooftops.


Voting is closed! McConaughey took the title, but barely.

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