Love is grand, but small-screen crushes are even better. Think about it: They’re impossibly hot. They’re quick with one-liners. And now, in the DVR era, you can pause them to raid the refrigerator, without worrying they’ll ask for a spoonful of your beloved Dulce de Leche. In that spirit, here’s my list of the most crushable TV characters of 2005:

1. Prison Break‘s Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller): Brave, and brilliant, and hey — can you show me that map so we can go over the escape plan again?

2. CSI: Miami‘s Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter, left): Her un-Botoxed beauty (and dreamy Southern drawl) keep me coming back every week — despite David Caruso’s acting atrocities.

3. Battlestar Galactica‘s Lt. Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff): Anyone who thinks sci-fi isn’t sexy hasn’t seen Starbuck kick some Cylon booty.

4. Desperate Housewives‘s Matthew Applewhite (Mehcad Brooks): Why is it we always want to see more of the ones we just know are secretly bad?

5. The Comeback‘s Mark Berman (Damian Young): Perhaps the only thing more endearing than hapless Valerie Cherish was the way Markie Mark adored her in spite of her copious flaws. And the show’s too-soon cancellation makes this love deliciously tragic to boot.

Okay, PopWatchers, now that I’ve ‘fessed-up, it’s your turn to share your TV dream lovers(s). Ready, set, reveal!

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