Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Midweek Mancandy: Travis Fimmel

Kel is off being a professional this week, so it comes down to me, Jen, to give you your taste of Mancandy this fine midweek evening!

Therefore, I'm going to take this opportunity to introduce you all to someone who has recently come to my attention on a show that Kel doesn't watch.

I give you ... Travis Fimmel!

Fimmel, an Australian actor and former Calvin Klein underwear model, is currently playing Ragnar Lodbrok on History's "Vikings."

Fimmel is great on "Vikings." Ragnar is a great warrior who raids and pillages, but there is a softness, too, especially in his interactions with his wife and children. Fimmel plays both sides of Ragnar well, and always with a huge heap of charisma and a sparkle in his eye. But just when you forget that he's a legendary Viking raider, he kills someone. He's gorgeous and dangerous.

Fimmel looked decent in his underwear modeling days (I took a look for research only, of course) but I much prefer his dirtier "Vikings" persona. It's the same kind of appeal as Norman Reedus on "The Walking Dead," when you're kind of like, "Hmm, he is dirty. But hot. Dirty-hot!" Holy crap! I just realized - he's like the Norse version of Daryl Dixon! 

Incidentally, if you haven't seen "Vikings" yet, you really ought to keep an eye out for the reruns. It's a compelling, exciting show. And it got picked up for a second season! Check it out, and be sure to give an extra salute to Midweek Mancandy himself, Travis Fimmel!

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