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8 Television Characters That Need A Makeover

Kathy Zerbib |
March 28, 2013 | 2:16 a.m. PDT

Associate Entertainment Editor


Lindsey Shaw's character Paige deserves a more glamorous look on "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family)
Lindsey Shaw's character Paige deserves a more glamorous look on "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family)
While it is true that the following characters wouldn’t be quite the same if they shed their eccentric geekiness or bland look for a cooler aura, they all hold potential for revamping their personas. We know and love them as being the less fab members of a show’s cast, but just imagine them with a little more kick in their step?

Dr. Spencer Reid, “Criminal Minds”

Matthew Gray Gubler’s character Reid is one of those that could do with a little upgrading every few shows. A fresher haircut, a different wardrobe, or even a love interest that sticks around longer than a couple episodes are all things that could boost the doctor’s appearance without compromising his quirkiness.

Paige McCullers, “Pretty Little Liars”

In a cast full of gorgeous women and devilishly handsome men, it’s unfortunately too easy to overlook Lindsey Shaw’s character. Let’s be honest, she looks the exact same from her younger days on “Ned’s Declassified.” Isn’t it time for a change? P.S. The short bob phase was not cute. Whatsoever.


Raj Koothrappali, “Big Bang Theory”

In real life, actor Kunal Nayyar is married to former beauty queen Neha Kapur, who took the title of Femina Miss India back in 2006. If any of the characters on the show were to receive makeovers, Raj should definitely be the first one to have his geeked out ways transformed into husband-of-a-top-model caliber.


Mindy Lahiri, “The Mindy Project”

What this show truly needs is a lead character that has as much spice in her look as she does in her personality. Mindy Kaling’s role as Mindy Lahiri is understandably meant to make her seem eccentric and different, but she dresses more like someone’s mother rather than a young doctor trying to figure her life out. 


Max Black, “Two Broke Girls”

Kat Dennings is cute in a Kate Winslet kind of way. But that’s probably just because we still love Kate Winslet. Dennings’ character Max needs a more unique look, something that doesn’t make us wonder what Kate is up to these days every time we flip past “Two Broke Girls.”


Perhaps Ginnifer Goodwin's character Mary Margaret would be a little happier if she had a makeover (ABC)
Perhaps Ginnifer Goodwin's character Mary Margaret would be a little happier if she had a makeover (ABC)
Mary Margaret Blanchard, “Once Upon A Time”

In the Enchanted Forest, Ginnifer Goodwin plays Snow White, a daring and feisty character with tons of appeal. In Storybrooke, she plays Mary Margaret Blanchard, a reserved and generally mousy woman with lackluster qualities. There is simply no logic behind dropping the energetic Snow for a colorless Mary Margaret. Her fiery character must be brought back!

Scarlett O’Connor, “Nashville”

Clare Bowen’s character Scarlett is in a cast with Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton, two beautiful women who are always done up to the max. Scarlett, however, is more of a wallflower compared to the two leading ladies and should have her own edge on the show... it’s only fair.

Shoshanna Shapiro, “Girls”

Lena Dunham, series creator of “Girls,” stated in an interview that she would not mind off-ing Zosia Mamet’s character Shoshanna. Yikes! Perhaps Dunham should consider trading in Shoshanna’s dull appearance (She totally looks like Sarah Silverman, too!) for something a little more worthy of air time.

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