One again, it’s time to look back to what kind of shirtless hunks TV delivered in the past several days with Your Week in Beefcake.
Saturday night TV doesn’t often make this column but thankfully there’s time traveling romance Outlander to fix that. Saturday’s episode got its hunky star Sam Heughan shirtless as Claire nursed the wounds left from brutal floggings by the British.
Sunday’s TV was surprisingly light on the beefcake but The Witches of East End saw Fredrick facing another magical seizure after taking off his shirt.
Meanwhile, Eva introduced hot wax to sex with Killian (Daniel DiTomasso). However, there was a magical plot justification as Eva turned the wax into a sigil.
Thankfully, The Strain showed off Miguel Gomez’s buff torso some more on Sunday.
Monday’s programming tried to make up for the lack of shirtlessness. Dallas returned for the continuation of its third season. Last season ended with Pamela ruining a threeway with John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Emma by collapsing from an overdose. When we returned to the action, John Ross got his pants on but not much more as he tried to get Pamela help.
Mistresses gave Justin Hartley a chance to show off the rewards of all his hard work in the gym.
We’ve complained that Teen Wolf was taking its time to get Deputy Parrish (Ryan Kelley) out of his uniform. It turns out the supernatural drama was waiting for a special occasion … like the first time Deputy Parrish survived an attempt on his life.
Monday saw a new season of America’s Next Top Model, the second season where the aspiring models included men and women. Things started with the guys wearing only boxers and some day-glow bodypaint.
It turned out the first challenge involved walking down the runway under a blacklight and taking a selfie.
This year’s men include Keith, whose confessionals keep comparing him to Tyson Beckford.
There’s also Adam who described himself as a professional partier and counted himself among the top 1% of partiers. Yeah, sadly, the pretty is mixed with a deep layer of unbearable.
Josh had to give up his dreams of a sports career when he was diagnosed with liver disease, but he’s fit enough to model.
Danny was eliminated in the first “Guys vs. Girls” season, this year he’s back.
Meanwhile, at this stage queer models are represented by Will and inked bisexual wiccan Romeo.
American Ninja Warrior kicked of its final round as the finalists faced Midoriyama. First to face the obstacles was Karsten Williams. He was also the first to fall to an obstacle that turned out to be much more difficult than it initially appeared.
“Cowboy Ninja” Lance Pekus wore his cowboy hat for what would turn out to be the last time this season.
“Adonis” Rob Moravsky didn’t attempt to run the course but that didn’t stop American Ninja Warrior from showing him hanging out on the sidelines shirtless.
Meanwhile, we learned that Noah Kaufman’s course training includes shirtless arm wresting with Brian Arnold. I don’t understand but I’m not complaining.
In soaps, Days of Our Lives delivered the shirtlessness this week. Things started Friday, with Will (Guy Wilson) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) celebrating Will’s first byline in bed.
Freddie Smith really knows how to make the adoring look of a man in love.
Will and Sonny were interrupted by what they thought was dinner delivery but turned out to be Kayla. I guess he wouldn’t put a shirt on for a delivery guy but he would have for a relative.
Then Monday, was shirtless workout day in Salem. First Abigail ran into Ben (Rob Wilson) stretching in the park.
Then we got treated to several scenes of E.J. (James Scott) chatting with Sami before stepping into the shower.
Friday’s Hollyoaks had a double feature of shirtless Roscoe brothers, as Lyndsey interrupted Freddie (Charlie Clapham) fooling around with Mercedes.
Then Ziggy (Fabrizio Santino) tried to win back Leela by showing up at her doorstep in just his undies. He hoped she would recognize that they were the boxer briefs he wore on their first date, but he should get some livelier underwear. Who has some suggestions?
Friday’s Hollyoaks teased at some Dodger (Danny Mac) shirtlessness but that was limited to the time he could whip on a fresh t-shirt.
That’s what we’ve got for this week. Do you have a tip for a show we should check out? You can e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know!