Fixing the car, going to the DMV, visiting our grandparents, planning a vacation, cleaning out the garage, studying, and going to the gym. What do all of these things have in common? They’re the things we say we’re going to do before we sit down in front of the TV for 12 hours with a half-gallon of ice cream, a 2 liter coke, and a desire to do absolutely nothing. I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love TV? It’s an escape. It’s a way to entertain yourself without having to pay for parasailing lessons. It’s the greatest thing ever created. You sit there and you escape into a fantasy world. There’s no nagging girlfriends, no bills to worry about, no job to think about, it’s just you and the characters on whatever show you’re watching. Inevitably, we start to identify the characters and we at Mens Mag Daily admit to coming across a few characters who we wouldn’t mind being and we think we speak on behalf of men everywhere. With that said, here are 5 TV characters every guy wants to be.
Jax Teller (Sons Of Anarchy): Jax Teller dispels the idea that bikers are toothless, meth addicted, psychopaths by operating his Motorcycle Club, the Sons of Anarchy, with a Mafia like intelligence. Throughout the show’s six seasons Jax has banged a good amount of pornstars, biker groupies, basically just an assortment of chicks with loose morals. He’s quick to gun an enemy down but still keeps an eye on the future by always looking for legitimate ways for the club to make money. The Sons seem to constantly be in trouble but Jax manages to navigate them through the turmoil no matter how bumpy the ride. Basically, the dude is a serious badass with a Harley Davidson and a sick leather vest that has a grim reaper on it, plus he’s the president.
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld): You may have read Jerry Seinfeld and said, “What the hell is this guy thinking?” Bear with me. Watch an episode of Seinfeld and you’ll be in total agreement. The guy was a successful stand-up comic, didn’t have the responsibilities of a 9 to 5 job, was constantly dating hot chicks, drove a Saab, had a cool apartment, had a seemingly endless supply of money, and got to hang out with George and Kramer. Does it get any better? He banged Elaine which he gets points for and the guy’s biggest worries were what cereal to eat and whether or not to watch Superman. Whether we know it or not we all want to be Seinfeld.
Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead): If most of us were faced with a zombie apocalypse we would run away screaming like a pack of 10 year old girls and likely starve to death or commit suicide. Daryl Dixon, on the other hand, a biker with slight hillbilly tendencies seems to thrive in this environment. Besides being able to track animals from miles away, he kills and eats squirrels raw, and is the Robin Hood of the crossbow. If you ever wanted to survive a bad situation would there be anybody besides Daryl Dixon that you’d want around? He kills walkers with ease and is a true survivor. He also gains points for the angel wings on his vest and the badass Triumph he rides. However, he loses a couple of points for not banging Carol and Beth, something we here at Mens Mag Daily would have made our priority but hell, we still want to be the guy.
Don Draper (Madmen): If this guy isn’t living the good life then I don’t know who is. He’s a powerful advertising executive who has grown increasingly wealthy as the series has progressed. He was married to the insanely hot January Jones all while having an endless string of mistresses from secretaries to gorgeous Jewish department store owners. He’s now married to the sexy French Megan whose star is on the rise in Los Angeles. He smokes, he drinks, and a healthy meal for Don is a nice thick steak and eggs. He drives a beautiful Cadillac and his East side apartment would be worth upwards of 5 million dollars today. Sure, he was forced to take a leave of absence by his partners but he has enough money to last a couple of lifetimes so who cares? If it weren’t for all his personal demons and whatnot Don would be the guy we would most want to be like. Just to make this clear, we still want to be him though, demons or not.
Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli (Happy Days): This is an oldie but a goodie. Fonzie was the man when there were cool dudes in abundance. He started off as a member of a biker gang but when he saves Richie Cunningham from a beating he starts to turn his life around. He loses the criminality but keeps the cool including the leather, the bike, and the hair. Fonzie defines cool. Every guy wants to be like him or is scared of him and every woman falls at his feet. On top of all that, he can knock a door down by tapping on the wall or turn on a jukebox by giving it a quick punch. Fonzie is so cool; he’s entered another dimension of badassness. Name me one guy in history who could use the word “perfectamundo” and still get laid multiple times daily. Even hanging out with the likes to Richie and Ralph Malph doesn’t have an effect on his coolness level. If cool were money then Fonz would be John D. Rockefeller. Fonz only has one weakness and it’s a geographical one, he happens to be from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Article By: Jon DaBove