Dear TV: Stop Expecting Us To Believe Hot People Aren't Hot
Our sense of disbelief can only suspend so much.
Look at the people in this picture. A potential caption for it is "four exceptionally attractive young adults."
Unfortunately, these people are on TV, which means that this photo would more likely be captioned "three exceptionally attractive young adults and one BULLSHIT MONSTER MASH OF A BOY FACE."
That's because Mr. Boo-Face from the picture plays a NERD. A comic-reading, Killers-listening NERD. And in TV world, that means everyone must be repulsed by his presence.
This happens all the time on TV! They need a character to be distinctly unappealing for the plot, and yet during casting they'll just say "fuck it" and cast actors who resemble actual angels.
And don't think this only happens to men. Remember when a show's entire premise was that no man in his right mind would EVER want to unprofessionally fraternize with this woman:
Or how about Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones? – just as a reminder, this woman is supposed to be legendarily hideous.
I, for one, am tired of suspending my disbelief far enough to accommodate the concept that Season 1 Dan from Gossip Girl wouldn't have KILLED IT among 16-year-old girls in his day.
Seriously TV people, who are you fucking when THESE PEOPLE are the ones you're oh-so-willing to cross off as objectively gross?
So please, TV people: Either start casting real-life uggos or stop writing plots that hedge on the alleged undesirability of people who are in the 99th percentile of attractiveness.
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