Your Week in Beefcake: A Tropical “Big Brother” Competition and Healing “Teen Wolf” Hunks

How many ripped torsos were seen on the Hit the Floor finale? Did Teen Wolf remember how good Tyler Hoechlin looks without a shirt this week? Did the Big Brother house ask its hunky houseguests to wear some kind of barely-there costume? Those are the questions Your Week in Beefcake tries to answer in this edition.

Friday Pivot debuted a new season of Australian dramedy Please Like Me. In the season premiere, while Josh babysat his little sister, his roommate Patrick (Charles Cottier) was heading south with a guy (actor Blake Northfield).


The Leftovers revealed a new way teenagers express their detachment and cynicism– with a game where they see who can handle being trapped in an old refrigerator the longest. I look forward to the upcoming episode where they run relay races with a pair of scissors. While his classmates were almost suffocating themselves, Adam (Max Carver) dropped his pants to his ankles to pee, giving everyone a good view of his bottom.

Max Carver's bare butt on "The Leftover"

We also got another scene where Kevin blacked out and woke up on the floor in his underwear. (He does that a lot on this show.)


The Witches of East End saw Frederick (Christian Cooke) putting on a shirt only to be interrupted by some kind of magic seizure.



Someone was willing to go a long way to keep Frederick from putting on a shirt.

Injuries got the hunks of Teen Wolf shirtless. Scott (Tyler Posey) faked his death in an attempt to flush out The Benefactor financing the assassination jobs happening in Beacon Hills.

Tyler Posey shirtless in "Teen Wolf"

Meanwhile, whatever Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) is going through some sort of back to human transition which has slowed his healing abilities– meaning he spent the entire episode checking out the bandage on his abs. (We were just checking out his abs).

Tyler Hoechlin shirtless on "Teen Wolf"

All season long Hit the Floor offered snarky confrontations, tantalizing betrayals and plenty of shirtless studs. The season finale didn’t disappoint in the first two categories, but the one scene of shirtlessness had Jude (Brent Antonello) covering up with a towel.

Brent Antonello shirtless on "Hit the Floor"

Let’s hope the next time this happens Zero is there to take the towel away from Jude.

On The Fosters, Jesus (Jake T. Austin) turned poor decision making into a way to put his abs on display.

Jake T Austin shirtless on "The Fosters" Jake T Austin shirtless on "The Fosters"

I eagerly await the episode where Jesus tries to figure out how to reuse that “Hayley” tattoo when his relationship with her goes off the rails.

Justin Hartley’s chest made a return appearance on Mistresses.


Jack (Nathan Phillips) continued to hook up with Sonya on The Bridge, prompting him to spend more time in different states of undress in her apartment.


Jack also got shirtless outdoors to do some recreational digging.

Nathan Phillips shirtless on "The Bridge"

Or maybe his digging is part of some mystery.

This week’s veto competition on Big Brother involved a bird idol (speaking with the voice of Gilbert Gottfried) in a tropical setting. The three houseguests not participating in the competition — Frankie, Victoria and Cody — were left wearing just a plastic lei and a skirt of… er, some kind of plastic greenery.

Cody Calafiore and Frankie Grande shirtless on "Big Brother"

Here are the faces Frankie, Victoria and Cody made when they heard Gilbert Gottfried swear.

Cody Calafiore and Frankie Grande shirtless on "Big Brother"

And after the challenge, Frankie and Zach had a discussion about their relationship while changing. This is the best Big Brother showmance ever.

Zach Rance and Frankie Grande shirtless on "Big Brother"

On the soap front, Days of Our Lives had Wednesday start of with Brady waking up from a bad case of nightmares and night sweats.

 Eric Martsolf shirtless on "Days of Our Lives"

We also caught the sight of Will (Guy Wilson) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) intimately celebrating Will getting published.


There’s something on Sonny’s chest I’m not used to seeing. It’s a welcome change.


On the Hulu’s run of Hollyoaks, Sinead tried to make her stepfather (the whole family is just awful) jealous by introducing a new boy toy named Daryl (Rhys Howell).

Rhys Howell shirtless on "Hollyoaks"

Finally, Neighbours saw Mark (Scott McGregor) hang out at his house shirtless. As you are wont to do if you look like him.



Before we go, we’ve got a couple items to catch up on. Last week’s Suits opened with Patrick J. Adams shirtless in bed.


(Thanks to Johnny Thunderstorm for the tip!)

Meanwhile, Hulu’s East Los High (which has been on my ’To-watch’ list for a while) had Nicholas (Ray Diaz) answering the door to his new loft apartment shirtless.

Ray Diaz shirtles in "East Los High"
(Thanks, Fox for the heads up!)

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 and let us know!

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.