Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Jake Johnson
I understand what, historically, The Pajiba 10 is about. It's the one time a year we snobby Pajiban hipster elite d-bags throw out our brain crushes and whatever the NPR-approved version of Tiger Beat is and go full-blown, balls-to-the wall superficial. Though they might be peppered over with a thin veneer of "respectability," our annual Pajiba 10 lists are usually populated by dishy Europeans and strapping, square-jawed men.
So why am I nominating this angry, turtle-faced man with his crooked nose and snaggletooth? Because this man, this Jake Johnson, is one half of TV's most beloved couple. If you want to know who walked away as King and Queen of the Will They/Won't They Prom this year, you need look no further than Johnson and former Pajiba 10 regular, Zooey Deschanel. Johnson's Nick Miller is basically an unshaven, crotchety charm factory. And, for the record, Johnson isn't just Nick Miller. He was also completely, heart-snatchingly great in last year's Safety Not Guaranteed and this year's Drinking Buddies. The latter he managed through no less than three pounds of beard.
So yeah, for your consideration, I present this strange, angry beardo. Fun fact, Pajibans: At SXSW this year, in a sea of McConaugheys, Fillions, Larsons, Kendricks and Wildes, Jake Johnson is the only celebrity that made our Supreme Overlord grab my arm and squeal.