Do you remember being a teen and watching your crush on TV, wishing that one day he’d come and sweep you off your feet? A few months ago, I was flipping channels and stumbled onto a show I had not seen in forever – Saved By The Bell! That’s when I saw him – my first teen crush, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar). It was love at first sight all over again.
His adorable smile, sense of humor and bleached blonde hair made teenage girls like me swoon. Week after week, Zack was the main reason I watched the show. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the other cast members or storyline, but when Zack was on the screen, I felt butterflies in my stomach. His pranks, in and out of school, constantly got him in trouble – especially with his teachers (the most famous one being Miss Bliss, played by Hayley Mills) and principal, Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins).
Zack charmed his way into my heart, and he wasn’t always just a bad boy jokester. He was a lover too! Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen) was Zack’s high school sweetheart. They had their ups and downs, and dated other people, but finally marriedin Las Vegas on the show’s series finale!
Since the show ended in 1994, Mark-Paul has made appearances on other shows. Last summer when the TNTshow Franklin & Bash premiered, I knew I had to tune in. I’m so glad I did! While his smile is still the same, his hair is no longer blonde. In the show, Mark-Paul plays Peter Bash, an unmarried, hardworking lawyer (I know, can you believe it?!), who fights for his clients. (Is it okay if I pretend that Kelly is still his wife and they have twins, a girl and a boy?) Franklin & Bash began their second season on June 5th!
Now, I think my crush is a beautiful blonde, turned sexy, hot lawyer…
Who was your first TV crush?
Isabella Louise Anderson is a member of the RWA, and she is the owner of the website Chick Lit Goddess. She resides in Dallas, Texas, where she’s a housewife and mother to 12-year-old cat, Thorndike. A regular contributor at Good Humor Girl, you can read all Isabella's articles and learn more about Isabella.