There's been a movement in recent years to make TV more average-looking. Instead of having only beautiful, impossibly thin and attractive people on TV, networks have been urged to have more "average-looking" people on their shows. Instead of giving all of us normal Americans an inferiority complex, networks should show the regular folk that we can readily identify with.
In theory, I agree with this. And yet ... in the past few days, I've noticed several instances of not-beautiful people on TV, and they frightened me.
I won't call them average because, well, they seemed downright ugly. There! I said it. I'm all for having cute women, slightly pudgy men, maybe people with some crooked teeth .... but these actors were alarming. Their features were just wrong.
Is this what TVland thinks the average American looks like? Maybe when you're constantly surrounded by beautiful people, you become somewhat visually impaired, unable to distinguish between "reasonably attractive" and "feral gnome." That would be a strange, strange world.