Our decision to spend hours crafting — and then taking the time to rank — a list of the sexiest men on our favorite cable series, HBO’s Game of Thrones, is two-fold: First, it’s our own little way of coping with the fact that the final episode of Season 7, which aired Aug. 27, means our Sunday nights are devoid of new Thrones action until early 2019. (And writing up this lengthy feature is cheaper than therapy.)
The second reason is that we’re horny buggers. Being an HBO series, it offers up a plethora of sexy man meat to viewers (maybe not as much as Insecure, but a close second). Now if only we could get the show to offer a spotlight to more men of color ….
Editor’s note: The below list does contain a few Game of Thrones spoilers for those not fully caught up!
Without further ado, here are the 25 sexiest men of Game of Thrones, ranked:
1. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane)
We thought long and hard about who gets us long and hard we consider to be the sexiest guy on Game of Thrones, and it’s most definitely Hivju. He’s the scruffy, grizzled ginger who acts as a leader of sorts to the Wildings and is obsessed with boning Brienne of Tarth. “Imagine the babies,” indeed. For those interested in knowing a bit more about him: He’s a Norwegian actor, producer and writer; he apparently had a bit part in Fate of the Furious earlier this year (we didn’t see it); and his Instagram offers up a ginger-ness overload. Now BRB, we’re heading to Oslo.