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Vulture points out the rise on network TV of "sweatshirt boyfriends"—male romantic leads that eschew muscles for a slightly softer midsection, and clean-shaven faces for stubble. They also explain the appeal: "The SBC reflects our desire to see someone familiar on television, someone like us. They're the accessible crush, the more attainable of the species, the guy you could maybe actually date or be friends with. Especially since you might be able to steal that hoodie." [Vulture]