Evil Eye Candy

How can someone so bad be so good? Each week we fall prey to the smile and charm of TV's biggest bad boys. It doesn't matter if they're vampires, zombie hunters or ad executives, they're all the same. They are damaged men in desperate need of a few good women. Here are five gorgeous guys we just can't shake.

Alexander SkarsgardEric Northman - True Blood

Dead never looked so good. True Blood's Eric Northman is 1,000-years-old but doesn't look a day over 30. He's tall (6-foot-4 to be exact), lean and extremely handsome. Unfortunately, his cold personality takes away from his outward beauty. So why do we love him? Two words: Sookie Stackhouse. Whenever she's around, there's a visible change. He becomes civil and dare we say -- warm? After one mischievous smile, we're like putty in his hands.

Chuck Bass - Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass is proof that money can't buy happiness. Despite being the son of a self-made billionaire, Chuck's always been somewhat of a pariah. He's a pathological liar, selfish and manipulative beyond belief. Plus, he has mommy issues, which have damaged his view of women. Therefore, we were shocked when he fell in love with Blair Waldorf. He genuinely cared for her and allowed himself to be vulnerable. Sure, he talks a big game but Chuck's nothing more than a hurt boy in need of a hug.

Don Draper - Mad Men

Business suits were made for Don Draper. The man is stylish to a fault. But how can someone so polished be such a mess? During the 1960s, Draper's personal life took a serious hit. On the outside, he was a husband and father, but behind closed doors, he was a philanderer with emotional issues. Over the course of Mad Men's run, we've uncovered the man behind the myth. Draper isn't invincible or perfect. He can be horrible, but also chivalrous. He's like a double-edge sword. You can't take the good without the bad.

Ian SomerhalderDamon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries

Damon Salvatore has a jawline that would make Superman jealous. Like Eric Northman, he's a bad boy in need of a good woman. Unfortunately, said woman is always attached to his brother Stefan. It doesn't matter if its Katherine or her doppelganger Elena, Damon can't stay away. Yes, he's a smart alec and self-serving, but when he loves, he loves hard. Also, have you seen his eyes?

Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead

Daryl Dixon is a loner, but a viable asset. When it comes to the zombie apocalypse, his survival skills are unmatched. It's his social skills that need work. Daryl is extremely awkward, short-tempered and uncomfortable with affection. Despite his flaws, he's one of the most loyal people you'll ever meet. He's honest (to a fault) and always gives a 110 percent. Daryl needs a strong woman to smooth out his edges. Underneath that tough exterior is good man yearning to be free.

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Comments on "5 TV bad boys you secretly love"

Lianne February 10, 2012 | 8:18 AM

I don't know which character is on the bottom right, but...yum! I really need to get cable!

Lena120 February 08, 2012 | 10:51 AM

@Sheryl, Yes Ian Somerholder, who plays Damon on Vampire Diaries has been on other shows. He played Boone on Lost (the first season), and he starred in the shortlived WB series Young Americans with Kate Bosworth.

Cammie February 06, 2012 | 1:35 PM

You nailed Daryl Dixon...Love him on the "Walking Dead"

Asfandancer February 05, 2012 | 12:07 PM

Oh my Eric Northman is so remarkable. He is y, strong, invincible, and his sense of humor is so endearing. Alexander Skarsgard's portrayal of the character is what makes it work. There is not another actor who could have made the character of Eric so special. Speaking of eyes, while Damon has almost too perfect eye color he doesn't even come close to the expressive eyes that Alex has. Alex's eyes seem to look all the way down to your soul.

Natalia February 04, 2012 | 4:15 PM

OMG, I love Eric Northman. He is so y. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better looking man. But it’s not just his looks that do it for me. I love his wit, his sense of humor, and his charm too. Whenever I see that mischievous smile or that twinkle in his eyes, it’s swoonsville.

Sheryl February 04, 2012 | 4:42 AM

I really think Damon is really hot!! Vampire Diaries is definitely one the best shows on TV! Has Damon been in any other shows? And yes I have seen those piercing blue eyes! Looking forward to next weeks episode!!

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