A couple of weeks ago, US Weekly ran a shirtless photo of hot up-and-coming actor Joe Manganiello. He plays Sookie on True Blood’s dreamy new bodyguard, werewolf Alcide Hervaux. People send me a lot of photos of gorgeous shirtless models and actors and it takes a lot to impress me. In this case I was so mesmerized by this guy’s abs and his sexy scruff that I definitely wanted to cover them (with my tongue as Kaiser would say), but sadly couldn’t find the photo online. Lucky for us he’s also shirtless in Muscle & Body magazine this month and TooFab has the photos. (above!)
This week on True Blood we were treated to a breathtaking scene of Hervaux shirtless as he was confronted by his crazy V-addicted ex fiance. I haven’t seen the full episode yet, but I’m not a fan of that story arc apart from the pure joy in staring at Mangeniello. True Blood is really pushing the limits lately and there’s just too much going on for my taste. I’ll keep watching it for sure, partly because of the man candy and the characters I’ve grown to love. I also want to see if Sookie and Eric will finally hook up and have hot non-dream sequence sex. It’s hard to explain but the show just doesn’t feel like True Blood and it’s like they’re cramming shocking scenes in that don’t add up to much. I agree with a couple recent reviews on Pajiba that it’s lost something. It’s gained hotties like Manganiello and the ugly-hot British actor James Frain (Franklin “Watch how fast I can type motherf*cker” Mott). That’s something.