Hottest Scenes on TV: No. 10 - 1
by Kim Potts, posted Jun 18th 2010 4:31PM
10. Love Bites
Show: 'True Blood' (2008-present)
Episode: Season 2, 'New World in My View'
Stars: Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård
Sexy sitch: Vampire fans debating Team Edward or Team Jacob need to take a time out and take a peek at this scene of vampire love, in which Eric bares his fangs and , even with bleeding eyes, begins to rock Sookie's world.
Scorch factor: Like Bobby getting out of the shower, it was all a dream. A really, really good dream.
9.The One Where They Have the Sexy Kiss in the Rain
Episode: Season 2, 'The One Where Ross Finds Out'
Stars: Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer
Sexy sitch: She found out he liked her, then he got a new girlfriend. He found out she liked him, just as he was about to -- in a sign of twentysomething commitment -- get a cat with said girlfriend. After a season and a half, it looked like Ross and Rachel might never get together, until he finally ditched the girlfriend and the cat, showed up at Central Perk just as waitress Rachel was closing down the joint for the night, and finally got their timing right when they admitted their feelings for each other and embarked on a blazing kiss that couldn't be dampened even by the NYC rain that poured down behind them.
Scorch factor: One of the best TV kisses ever.
8. The First Time
Show: 'Queer as Folk' (2000-05)
Stars: Gale Harold and Randy Harrison
Sexy sitch: When the sweet, inexperienced Justin (Harrison) went home with man whore Brian (Harold) for the first time, he thought Brian was talking about breakfast cereal when he asked if Justin liked Special K. But by the time Brian had completely stripped down and made his quippy "coming or going" speech, Justin had already begun to fall in love and what resulted was the first of many, many hot sex scenes in the pair's tumultuous relationship.
Scorch factor: Sure, it looks like a professional sweat artist styled Brian to look oh-so-perfectly glistening, but the key to the scene was really the chemistry between Harold and Harrison, which never waned, and was never as scorching as it was in their first hook-up scene.
7. War Is Hell ... and Sexy
Show: 'M*A*S*H' (1972-83)
Episode: Season 6, 'Comrades in Arms'
Stars: Loretta Swit and Alan Alda
Sexy sitch: When frequently bickering Army nurse and doc Hotlips and Hawkeye are lost behind enemy lines, they quickly decide their best bet is to get along and seek shelter in a small roadside hut. And when that hut is bombarded with shrapnel from enemy fire -- and with their 4077 cohorts fearing they might be dead -- the two stop butting heads and in a moment of genuine bonding, affection, vulnerability and respect for each other, they begin to kiss, leading to the next morning, when they wake up and it's implied that they, well, did a lot more than kiss.
Scorch factor: The slow build of Hotlips and Hawkeye's sexual tension led to a pay-off that was sweet, subtle and definitely sexy.
6. Royal Love Games
Show: 'The Tudors' (2007-10)
Episode: Season 1, 'The Death of Wolsey'
Stars: Natalie Dormer and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Sexy sitch: Anne Boleyn and King Henry meet up in a secluded spot in the forest, and mere seconds pass before they're naked and getting busy up against a tree. Fast, furious, moaning, intense sex follows, right up to the point where the King is about to make his royal, um, finish. That's the exact moment that Anne, following the advice that she find a way to "keep (Henry's) interest more prolonged," pushes him off of her, prompting a frustrated scream by Henry, and a hissy fit in which he throws his clothes.
Scorch factor: Put the kiddies to bed and make sure none of your parental units happen to be around when this one comes on screen, because it's naughty, steamy and graphic, and it's all those things by cable TV standards, meaning it's definitely not something you want to watch with Grandma and Grandpa in the room.
5. Forbidden Love
Show: 'The Thorn Birds' (1983)
Stars: Rachel Ward and Richard Chamberlain
Sexy sitch: He was a priest! She was in love with him! And they did it! On the beach! And then the bedroom! And then the beach again!
Scorch factor: Father Ralph and Meggie may have sparked some controversy with their affair of, well, biblical proportions, but as portrayed by the very sexy Chamberlain and Ward, they made one gorgeous, sexy match, made in miniseries heaven.
Show: 'Lost' (2004-10)
Episode: Season 3, 'I Do'
Stars: Evangeline Lilly and Josh Holloway
Sexy sitch: In fairness to all the other sexy moments, Sawyer could muster up chemistry with a wet sponge. So when he and Kate, both hot, sweaty, thinking they might die and clinging to only each other, finally consummate their long-simmering feelings for each other -- in a cage! -- it resulted in the show's sexiest moment ever.
Scorch factor: You wanted them to, you thought they never would, and then they did ... perfection.
3. Will They or Won't They? They Did!
Show: 'Moonlighting' (1985-89)
Episode: Season 3, 'I Am Curious ... Maddie'
Stars: Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis
Sexy sitch: It may be the greatest of the will-they or won't-they consummations, as P.I. partners Maddie and David finally get together in a sexy frolic that leaves her living room trashed.
Scorch factor: The physical scenes are hot, but in true 'Moonlighting' fashion, it's the verbal foreplay that made the moment so great, along with the fact that Cybill Shepherd wore a bed sheet better than most women wear an evening gown.
2. Love in an Elevator
Show: 'Sex and the City' (1998-2004)
Episode: Season 3, 'Easy Come, Easy Go'
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth
Sexy sitch: The decision by Carrie to sleep with ex-boyfriend (and currently married to someone else) Mr. Big would prove to be somewhat polarizing amongst 'SATC' fans, but there's no denying that Carrie and Big's hotel elevator make-out, which went, in quick succession, from a fight to a series of hot kisses and ultimately led to a scene in which we see them in bed, smoking a cigarette, was one of the most purely sexual moments in the pair's on-again, off-again relationship.
Scorch factor: The action in the elevator? Hot! The fallout when their affair is found out -- cold shower.
1. "You Disgust Me ... I Hate You"
Show: 'Cheers' (1982-93)
Episode: Season 1, 'Showdown, Part 2'
Stars: Shelley Long and Ted Danson
Sexy sitch: When Sam's more successful brother tries to sweep snooty Diane off her feet, it becomes the catalyst for she and bartender boss Sam to finally 'fess up to their feelings for each other, but only after a typically wordy exchange in which they first profess their desire to kill each other.
Sam: You are the nuttiest, the stupidest, the phoniest fruitcake I ever met!
Diane: And you, Sam Malone, are the most arrogant, self-centered...
Sam: SHUT UP! Shut your fat mouth!
Diane: Make me!
Sam: Make you? Why, I'm... I'm gonna... I'm gonna bounce you off every wall in this office!
Diane: Try it and you'll be walking funny tomorrow. Or should I say funnier.
Sam: You know, I always wanted to pop you one. Maybe this is my lucky day.
Diane: You disgust me. I hate you.
Sam: Are you as turned on as I am?
Sam: Bet me.
And then they kiss.
Scorch factor: It's more subtle than most of the moments on our list, but the build up to this opposites-attract couple was delicious, and this interaction promised that they would not become boring, even when they decided to focus on the "love" aspect of their love/hate relationship.
Sound off: What would you pick as the sexiest scene on television?