LISTEN. Listen. Sometimes there are questions that, although they are difficult and maybe you don’t even want to hear the answer, need to be asked. And sometimes there are questions that 100% do not have to be asked, and are so stupid, just the dumbest, but have the potential to spark some interesting conversation about which dad on a current television show is the handsomest one. It up to you to decide which kind of question this question is. I was watching Parenthood on Tuesday night, obviously, as were you I assume, and there was a scene in which Adam (Peter Krause) brought his son Max a book in order to try to convince him to go to his school’s dance (because his mom has spoiler alert and might spoiler alert before the next one) (why am I explaining this to you, though? you watch this show & love every second) and he said, “I have a book for you about World War II fighter pilots you have not read.” And at that moment I thought, “Peter Krause is FOR SURE television’s best and most handsome dad.” He has always been one of television’s most handsome psychopaths, but his role of Adam on Parenthood is both handsome in his heart and on his face. Do you agree? If not: Why? Is it because you aren’t watching Parenthood? If so: What’s the deal? You dumb? Or is it because you think Coach Friday Night Lights is television’s most handsome dad? Or do you prefer Bob Belcher? Or Tim Allen? Or is there a dad out there that I’m not even considering? Let’s please discuss this topic and let’s please not point out how this topic is weird at best and completely pointless at worst because I’m not sure we all want to waste our time discussing something that is incorrect. So, who is it? Adam from Parenthood, or what?

Comments (53)
  1. Coach Taylor, obv.

  2. I call bullshit! We all know Kelly really thinks that Rufus Humphrey is TV’s handsomest dad.


  4. Am I missing something? Did Sally Draper die in a skiing accident with Creepy Glen?

    Don Draper now and 4ever.

  5. The obvious answer:

    And he’s a lawyer, LADIES.

    • Oh boy. Sandy Cohen. LOVE HIM.

      Does Berkeley still have a Sandy Cohen scholarship at their law school for students who want to do pro bono work after graduation? That was so great when that happened in real life.

      Sandy Cohen, changing lives in the O.C. and in real life.

  6. Chloe’s dad from “Dont Trust the B**** in Apt 2B” Anyone?

  7. Peter Krause looks like he got the Hollywood man make over and therefore he’s out in my book. He now has that vaguely botoxed collagen on the way to being faceless David Geffen face. Mine is Seely on BONES!

  8. Stupid sexy Flanders.

  9. Frank Reynolds

  10. When I was a kid I thought Graham from My So-Called Life was pretty cute

  11. Keith Mars is the best tv dad, and he is handsome, but not the handsomest.

    Chuck Bass have to have a kid out there somewhere – he is pretty easy on the eyes.

  12. COME ON, guys. I don’t even have any skin in this game and I’m running circles around you.


  13. “Step dads are fathers, too.”

  14. I’m popping my commenting cherry to tell you guys that I find Burt on Raising Hope VERY attractive. Hottest granddad, even.

  15. Jeremy Sisto as George Altman on Suburgatory. Oh baby.

  16. Ty Burrell or Peter Krause, please. Or sexy Coach Taylor.

  17. Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, obvy.

  18. Ugh, this means we are officially old. I read somewhere once that you know you are an “adult” when you switch from finding the offspring attractive to finding the parents attractive.

  19. This is tough. Before this trainwreck of a season, it was Rufus Humphrey by a mile (waffles), but now it’s probably back to Sandy Cohen. Max Greenfield also played young Sandy in a flashback to his Berkeley days!

    On the other hand, Joel from Parenthood since I did not even know his character’s name for some time because he was just Handsome Husband. That is a convincing case.

  20. Dexter Morgan is handsome

  21. Was it ever proven that he was the father of the wee baby Seamus?

  22. Does no-one think Walter White is sexy? Come on! If for no other reason than the storage locker full of drug money!

  23. 1. Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory
    2. Joshua Jackson, Fringe
    3. Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
    4. Michael Jai White, For Better or Worse
    5. Darren Boyd, Spy
    6. Joshua Jackson, Fringe

    • 7. Chris Parnell as Fred Shay, Suburgatory
      8. Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Desperate Housewives
      9. David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden, Gilmore Girls
      10. Tate Donovan as Jimmy Cooper, The O.C.
      11. Dylan Walsh as Sean Macnamara, Nip/Tuck
      12. David Duchovny as Hank Moody, Californication
      13. David Eigenberg as Steve Brady, Sex and the City

    • And you named Joshua Jackson two times!

  24. “Duh, I like the dad with the penis.” – the internet.

    It should be stated — Hasn’t the same dad ruled 90% of television since the 50′s? Aren’t we watching 50 Shades of some bizarre Desi Arnaz think-a-like?

  25. Objectively speaking? Luke from Gilmore. and when the time comes, Jess 20(??)

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