Naomi Grossman as Pepper on “American Horror Story”: One of the most impressive things Ryan Murphy did this season on “American Horror Story” has to do with the transformation of the completely lovely Naomi Grossman into the truly freakish “pinhead” Pepper. Here’s how she looked on the show:
And all dolled up:
Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer on “Parks & Recreation”: Chris Patt’s Andy didn’t start out looking so terrible. In the first few seasons, the beard was under control and the baseball tees and plaid shirts were not nearly as unflattering. But since he started working in the office not only has he started wearing those hideous yellow short-sleeved dress shirts, but the neck beard is completely out of control.
Lest you forget, however, Pratt CAN look like this.
Natalia Tena as Osha in “Game Of Thrones”: Die-hard Harry Potter fans already know that Tena (aka Tonks) cleans up real nice. And she’s not supposed to be completely devoid of attractive qualities on “Game Of Thrones.” Heck, it was her slammin’, historically inaccurate hairless body that got the little lordlings away to safety. However, she is a Wildling and does sort of look like she’s been combing her hair with a rabid badger.
For reference, when she uses a comb, she looks like this. Also, sidebar, I just found out she was the tough teenager in About A Boy. This here is someone definitely worth singing Mystikal to.
Adam Driver as Adam on “Girls”: In this week’s episode, Adam Driver’s character referred to himself and Alex Karpovsky as “weird looking.” I’m not going to argue on behalf of Karpovsky (lovely actor though he is). I will, however, contend that Adam Driver is actually a really good looking man and that the scraggly facial hair and near constant state of undress are meant to distract you from that fact.
But, oh, he cleans up very nice.
Sophie McShera as Daisy on “Downton Abbey”: Sweet little Daisy is, without a doubt, the mousiest little maid (begging your pardon, assistant cook) on the kitchen. Constantly out-shined and over-looked this past season, the writers would have us believe that Sophie McShera would escape notice.
Uh, not looking like this she wouldn’t.
Jason Mantzoukas as Rafi in “the League”: This one isn’t all on “The League,” Jason Mantzoukas, one of the funniest men on the planet, walks around with a great big bushy beard at all times.
That beard, however, obscures the fact that Mantzoukas looks like Tony Goldwyn fell asleep in the tanning bed. In other words presidentially hot.
Jack Huston as Richard Harrow on “Boardwalk Empire”: Harrow wears a wee little Phantom of the Opera half mask to hide the fact that he’s had half his face blown off. He’s a deeply damaged character who feels freakish and unlovable.
But, you know, Jack Huston is one of those Hustons. The ridiculous good looks run in the family.