Last night I was watching TV (which is not something I get a chance to do very often) and I noticed once again, as I'm sure many of you have noticed many times before, that most male characters on television are just plain unmanly. So I was wondering, do you think there are any manly television characters on the air these days, and, if so, who do you think is the manliest?

Off the top of my head, I can think of a few manly television characters: Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Tony DiNozzo from NCIS, Michael Weston and his buddy Sam Axe from Burn Notice, but my vote for the manliest character on television these days may surprise you....

It's Patrick Jane from the Mentalist. I find him to be the manliest mostly because he uses his street smarts and practical intelligence to get to the truth; he gathers facts through keen observation, and "reads" people's faces and body language to discover their true motive. Even though I know that there are plenty of other characters currently on television who do the pretty much the same thing, I like the approach with Patrick Jane, because there is something particularly manly about the way he goes the about what he does with a calm confidence and self-assuredness that doesn't exist in the character's of other shows.

What do you think?

Views: 2156

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you."

Shiney selection!  If firefly were still on, and it is a crime it isn't, I'd gone with Mal too.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons.

 

Self controlled, self actualized, brilliant and witty.  He's a bit of an oddball, but eccentricity is a manly trait, too.  Rational, logical, insightful, and fiercely loyal to those few who he considers to be true friends.

 

One of my favorite characters on TV.

But he's very selfish and lacks humility and humbleness.

House is kind of a badass, in a Sherlock Holmes kinda way.  Drug addicted off-and-on.  A bit unhinged.  But, insightful, clever, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

 

The entire male cast of 'The Unit'.  It ain't difficult to be manly when you're playing a career commando.

 

Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) from 'Justified'.  Sheriff Rick Grimes from 'The Walking Dead'.  Michael Westen from 'Burn Notice'.

 

JB

I actually haven't watched much of last season or this one.  I know a little here and there, though.


JB

beat me to Givens.  hard to beat him.  not sure i agree with westen, though i love the show.  maybe sam.
Walking Dead  -what a show!

Tom Selleck's Frank Reagan, of Blue Bloods.  Reminds me of one of the best Men I ever knew, my grandfather.  And my Dad.

Jim Caviezel as John Reese; a former CIA agent, presumed dead on CBS' series Person of Interest.
yes!  "person of interest" may be mine and The Redhead's favorite new show.  the most recent episode showed  Reese at his most manly sofar.  he's a good man being a bad man so the good men can be good men.  very much like.
I don't watch TV because there is none.

RSS

Latest Activity

Cthulhu's Revenge posted photos
19 minutes ago
Shane replied to Nate's discussion The Skills of Learning - Depth of Processing
"Rote memorization works better for young kids. They have nothing to associate it with and their neural pathways are set up better to being able to handle bombardment of information without context. Because they have no context, and they're…"
1 hour ago
Native Son replied to Nate's discussion The Skills of Learning - Depth of Processing
"My anecdotal defense of rote learning, currently described perjoratively as "repetition" by the educational establishment. ROTE LEARNING WORKS.  It's how you learned your "birth language."  IMHO, since I date back…"
2 hours ago
Chimamire-no-Yuki posted a photo
2 hours ago
Shane replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"I spent most of my highschool time camping. And as a kid a lot of summers. For me it's the norm."
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"1. To paraphrase Commodore Vanderbilt on yachting: "If you have to ask..." 2. Because quite often, "nature," in the form of undeveloped areas, is usually not found anywhere near home or a hotel. When I do get the chance to get…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Rusty Rogers's discussion Croci Matings
"Croci don't mate, per se. They propagate from corms, which are sort of like bulbs. The Internet is your friend. I found propagating instructions by Googling "crocus propagation" in about two minutes. That included following a blind…"
2 hours ago
Chimamire-no-Yuki replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"Can I take this thread off topic for a second and ask, Why people like camping? I mean, what is the appeal of leaving the comfort and plenty of civilization in order to sleep in the forest on the ground and be exposed to insects and the elements all…"
2 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service