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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/30/2007

Friday List: TV Crush Groove 2007 -- Your Nominees?

By Liz Kelly

Naveen Andrews: Hot or not? (AP)

It's no secret that at least three of the reasons I'm hooked on "Lost" are named Matthew Fox (Jack), Josh Holloway (Sawyer) and Naveen Andrews (Sayid). There, I said it. I'm as susceptible to three-day stubble and a well-delivered line as the next girl. And any guys out there claiming to watch "Gilmore Girls" for the well-done portrayal of family drama can kiss my tuchus.

With that in mind, today we shoulder a momentous task: compiling a list of the top TV crushes of 2007. Ideally, the final list -- based on your submissions -- will be whittled down to five characters from each side of the gender divide and released here on Monday.

Don't underestimate the importance of the word "character" here. Yes, Heidi Klum is hot, but we're taking our attraction one step further into fandom to admit crushes on the actual characters. An example: Would Josh Holloway be as attractive without the benefit of his cleverly-written character's bon mots? Not to me. Therefore, I crush on the fictionalized character, Sawyer, not the actor (though, technically, they share the same gifted genetics).

So, whether your list is long or short, share your TV crushes below. Where possible, try to include what it is about a particular character that gets you going. Monday we'll post the top picks based on your submissions. One guideline: The characters must have been on shows that aired sometime during 2007 (apologies to the Ginger and Mary Ann fan club).

I'll start:

1. Sawyer from "Lost": Josh Holloway's character is mad, bad and dangerous to know, yet has a heart of gold. What's not to like?
2. Sayid from "Lost": With Naveen Andrews's melodic voice and understated British accent, his character's prediliction for wearing wife-beaters and the fact that he's the most level-headed of the bunch make this former Republican Guard officer irresistible.
3. Jack from "Lost": He's annoying and hot-headed, but I'll be ding-danged if Matthew Fox's doctor without a cause doesn't sport a fierce buzz cut.
4. Hank Moody from "Californication": David Duchovny's jaded author adrift in Hollywood is bored, randy and armed with killer one-liners (and rocks a t-shirt and jeans like nobody's business).
5. Jemaine from "Flight of the Conchords": Although the official HBO show site describes the Kiwi actor as resembling "an ogre who works in a library," something about his ditzy, self-absorbed musician lost in New York is downright appealing. Maybe it's the ballads.

Need a little inspiration? Browse this comprehensive list of TV shows from

Today's Friday List was inspired by a reader in yesterday's Celebritology Live discusson.

By Liz Kelly  | November 30, 2007; 10:43 AM ET
Categories:  Friday Lists, TV  
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