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'Covert Affairs' Hunks-giving: Rank Annie's love interests

Covert Affairs may be taking a break this week, but that won’t stop me from providing you with a thought-provoking assignment perfect for your turkey-coma rest time on the couch.

It’s a fact that Annie Walker has entertained her fair share of incredible boyfriends over the years. (Bless her heart.) I think it’s time we decide which one is the most compatible with our favorite butt-kicking, stiletto-wearing CIA agent. Six men will be presented. Only one will be deemed worthy. You must choose. Happy Hunks-giving!

Scroll down to see the lineup—and then vote in our poll!




The Heartbreaker

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Annie and Ben’s relationship got off to a great start. Who wouldn’t want to gallivant around Sri Lanka for weeks on end following a sexy, adventurous stranger with piercing blue eyes? It’s passionate. It’s intense. And it’s over practically as it begins. Ben is the quintessential bad boy. He leaves Annie in the middle of the night with nothing but a shell bracelet and a note that reads, “It’s complicated.”

Pro: Knows how to work facial scruff
Con: Not the type to commit

The Doctor
Mr. Nice Guy

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Who says nice guys finish last? Because they were right in this case. Poor Doctor. Even though he is smart and charming, he didn’t make a big enough impression for me to remember his name. I had to Google it. (It’s Scott, by the way.) This was Annie’s first attempt to really try and have a normal relationship with a great guy. Perhaps that is the problem. Annie’s life will never be normal.

Pro: Practically perfect in every way
Con: A bit on the generic side

International Man of Mystery

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Foreign men are attractive and mysterious. It’s a fact that is universally accepted by anyone who has ever utilized a passport. Simon took that trait and kicked it up about 10 degrees. Is he good? Is he bad? Do we care? His chemistry with Annie is undeniable. He’s well-dressed, worldly, and dangerous in a way that makes Annie excited to be alive. Once you scratch that particular itch, it’s infectious.

Pro: The accent
Con: He’s dead

Mossad Knight in Shining Armor

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Eyal is the talk, dark, and handsome type who has an endearing habit of riding in to save the day. He has literally rescued Annie’s life five times. He understands her idiosyncrasies and motives, and he treats her as an equal in the field. He’s essentially the male version of Annie.

Pro: Pet name for Annie is “Neshema,” which means “soul” in Hebrew
Con: Afraid or unwilling to emotionally invest

Friend Zone

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Annie and Auggie have clicked since day one. The relationship between a handler and a field op is personal. She confides in him. He is loyal to her. She trusts his guidance. He will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Even though they have tested the waters when it comes to matters of the heart, they always end up back in a comfortable place that is emotionally deep, but not physically romantic.

Pro: Washboard abs
Con: Auggie likes Annie more than she likes him

The Maverick

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “maverick” as an unorthodox or independent-minded person who looks hot in aviator sunglasses. There’s a picture of McQuaid by the entry. He is a confident, self-sufficient, former Navy SEAL who happens to be really good at acquiring things. Whether it’s a million-dollar account for his security company or a certain CIA agent who rocks a pair of Louboutins, McQuaid often gets what he wants.

Pro: Manly in every way
Con: He’s too rich?

It’s time to vote. Which Covert Affairs hunk do you think is the perfect match for Annie Walker? Feel free to pretend Simon is still alive. And don’t forget how McQuaid looks in a bulletproof vest.

Covert Affairs airs Tuesdays at 10/9C on USA Network.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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