Every year, in late June, we get together to honor our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers. We know this day to be Father’s Day, and when it rolls around we fire up our barbecues, sign our cards and buy our gifts, momentarily abandon our lifelong resentments, and really consider what it means to be a father, a dad, and, perhaps now for the very first time, a DADDY. 

"Daddy" is a slang term used to describe the older male in a romantic or sexual relationship where a large age gap exists. This term, expounded upon, has come to really reflect any sort of good-looking father figure who you NEVER really think about as a father figure. 

This holiday I want to take a close look at TV dads, but not just the average, forgettable kind—I'm talking really really attractive TV dads, the kind of dads who make you think less of your own father and more of something you may want for yourself in another, more sinister way. Daddies. The Daddies I’m focusing on may be really good fathers, like Adam Braverman on NBC’s Parenthood, kind of rotten like Don Draper in Mad Men, or really complicated and unlucky, like Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost. What they all have in common, however, is that they’re extremely desirable, worth thinking about and appreciating on this national holiday.