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Jul 3 2016 1:00pm

Romances to Read if You Like Supernatural—An Impala Full of Recommendations

Supernatural starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha CollinsSupernatural is pure television crack streamed straight into your veins. With plenty of hot eye candy (I hope there’s a special breeding program to preserve the genes of Sam, Dean and Castiel), intentionally suggestive dialogue and paranormal whoop-ass, what’s not to love? But if you’re stuck between seasons or episodes without a fix, try the following fiction substitutes.

Are you drawn to Supernatural for its bromance-a-thon qualities? For example, the way the Winchester brothers sissify Dean’s black four-door 1967 Chevy Impala by having yet another long-winded debate about whether brotherly love makes them stronger or weaker hunters. If so, you may be a bromance addict. (By the way, no one really cares who the better hunter is, guys, we just like to look at you because you’re both so damn pretty.) If bromance is your cup of angst then you’ll love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. Sure, they’re not biological brothers but they have bro-angst down pat. If you prefer your bromance between siblings (but not in an incesty way) try Lorelei James’ Rough Riders series. One of the Wyoming McKay brothers—whether it’s Colby, Colt, Carter or Kade—is bound to please. Do they come complete with cowboyish bro-angst? Sure, butt-loads of it.

[Bros? Bros.]

Jun 30 2016 12:07pm

Bromances Matter—Friendships Are Just as Important as Romantic Relationships

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Today we're thrilled to invite Jill Shalvis (Sweet Little Lies) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. She has promised that her Heartbreak Bay series will be chock full of bromances and today she's here to talk about a few of her favorite fictional guy relationships. Thanks, Jill!

People often ask me my favorite part of romance, and hands down, writing or reading, it’s a good, solid bromances.  To me, there is nothing sexier than a close, solid (nonsexual) relationship between two guys to hit me right in the feels.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sex, but that’s another article entirely.

The fact is that I just can’t get enough of the love and affection that comes out of a solid emotional bond between male characters, especially if it makes me laugh and sigh in sheer delight.  

Maybe this is why I love the Avengers so much, all of them.  I mean you’ve got Stark and the big green guy.  Bucky and Cap.  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t deny their chemistry.

[Bromances are so important...]

Feb 8 2016 11:45am

“It Suits You”: Embrace the Foe (Finn/Poe) in Star Wars

Foe Star Wars Finn and Poe plus Rey

Star Wars: The Force Awakens burst into theaters in December to near-universal acclaim. After the pretty but somewhat lackluster prequel trilogy, fans celebrated the return of iconic characters such as Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Chewbacca; the introduction of an unusually complex and layered villain in the brooding (and hair-tossing) Kylo Ren (Adam Driver); and the emergence of a strong, brave, and altogether compelling heroine in Daisy Ridley’s scrappy Rey.

Of course, by the end of the first screening, enough fanfiction to wallpaper the inside of Starkiller Base had already been produced, much of it involving—naturally—Rey and her mysterious origins. Other stories paired Rey with various men in the Star Wars universe, including both Kylo Ren and her likely eventual love interest, soulful ex-Stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega). But another potential pairing has sparked many imaginations: that of Finn and cocky, magnetic Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

[Finn and Poe plus Rey ...]

Aug 1 2014 3:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Best Bromances with Hiddleston/Hemsworth, Damon/Affleck, and More!

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The success of a movie often depends on the chemistry of the two leads—whether those leads are two men, two women, or both. A lot of times, that great chemistry translates into lifelong friendships. Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth are both friendly offscreen as they were onscreen as Thor and Loki in the Marvel Universe. However, some frienships began before the actors became famous. Just look at Ben Affleck and Matt Damon who have now been friends four times longer than the age at which they met (hint: they were 8 and 10, respectively, for those of you who hate word problems), and won an Oscar together when they were still in their 20s.

Do you like it when co-stars become best friends after filming together? Since Sunday is International Friendship Day, who are some of your favorite Hollywood Friendships?

[There's more bromantic beefcake...]

Nov 19 2013 3:40pm

Nothing Artificial in Almost Human’s John and Dorian Bromance

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Starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, [Almost Human] is an action-packed police procedural set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

The year is 2048. Meet Detective John Kennex (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can't remember much—except that his partner was killed, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.

Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part,” John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado (Lili Taylor). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook), introduces John to Dorian (Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian's understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them.

Let’s be honest right off the bat: When I initially heard about this series, all I needed to hear was Abrams, Urban and Ealy…and I was IN. With Abrams involved, you’re pretty much guaranteed a complex, layered show with lots of action and snarky humor. Karl Urban and Michael Ealy can both run the gamut from dark and intense to light and silly and who wouldn’t want to see them onscreen together? I mean, So. Much. PRETTY. So, going in, I was pre-disposed to like the show. That said, after the two night, two episode premiere, I already LOVE the show. And if you like sci-fi, action, humor, conspiracies, snarkiness and/or heart in your television shows, you probably will, too.

[Let's get to the heart of it...]

Oct 3 2013 1:00pm

Closer than Brothers: The Appeal of Bromances

Gus and Shawn in Psych“I love you, man,” says the hero of our story, and his male best friend pulls him into an entirely unself-conscious hug, patting him on the back in a comforting yet manly way. “I love you too,” he says, a soft whisper in his friend’s ear.

Let’s say this hypothetical moment isn’t slash (despite what fanfiction writers may say). This is a bromance, a very similar phenomenon—just minus the sex. One assumes. Sometimes it’s hard to say. This is two men, closer than brothers, closer to each other than either is with the women in their lives. If they aren’t the main characters, they’re often “those two guys,” never seen apart from each other. If they are the main characters, their relationship will often be the driving force of the show/movie/book, rather than a romantic one.

Even though men have been in bromances forever—one can picture cavemen nudging at each other and giggling over a risqué cave painting—there’s been a huge upswing of these sort of relationships recently, mainly in TV and movies. Shawn and Gus plan out their two-yard pool in Psych, Sherlock and John chase criminals together in London, George Clooney and Brad Pitt (or their characters, but let’s be real, no on cares about the difference) don’t need to actually talk to have a conversation in Ocean’s 11, Turk and JD sing a song about “Bro Love” in Scrubs, Chandler supports Joey in all his acting endeavors, anything that happens in anything directed by Judd Apatow. These bromances dominate the screen big and small.

[All you need is love...]