Our favourite TV shows not only provide our perpetually empty lives with a lot of meaning and purpose (Yes, we are those kind of people), but they also give us some kick-ass characters to cheer for, sweat for, lie awake in the middle of the night in bed for (and let our imagination run wild for).
But when those characters come with a mean and awesome beard, we cannot contain our giddiness! It’s the ultimate mix of everything we love (or hate) about them along with a glorious mane on the face! Here are 5 of our favourite beards from our favourite binge watching telly shows!
- RAGNAR LOTHBROK FROM VIKINGS
Following the rise of one of the most popular legends of Norse mythology, Vikings chart the ascension of Ragnar Lothbrok in a feisty and powerful on screen depiction! But the most legendary thing about Lothbrok, is probably the epic beard transformation. From a peasant who tends to his farms to a Scandinavian King, that beard has seen more than most of us every will!
- THE COMMANDER FROM THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Margaret Atwood’s chilling novel has been adapted into a mind blowing show, and we can’t get enough of The Handmaid’s Tale. Set in a dystopian future, society uses women as a productive means and enforces a different face of patriarchy altogether. And probably the most unnerving persona of this new society is showcased through the Commander and his stern ways. And there is no doubt about the fact that his well-groomed, achingly beautiful beard, does much to add all the necessary strength to his character- and make us love and hate him at the same time!
- MAD SWEENEY FROM AMERICAN GODS
Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s spellbinding novel, American Gods is a fantastic mix of thriller, fantasy, Mythology and Americana- all in one! Among the various Old and New Gods that struggle to find their way in the dreamland of America, Mad Sweeney, a self-proclaimed Irish Leprechaun has gripped our fantasies like nobody else! He can pull out coins from thin air, drink and brawl like a true Irish man and most importantly, has a killer beard that makes us want to drool for hours!
- MITCHELL FROM MODERN FAMILY
If there’s one show that’s consistently made us laugh for years now, it has to be Modern Family! Following the hilariously f*cked up relationships and circumstances of a family through various changes each member brings along is downright funny and ridiculous. And as much as we love ogling at Sophia Vergara’s Gloria and her well-endowed…act, we can’t help but fall in love with Mitchell’s sharp tongue and gay sass! And to top it all off, that ginger beard makes him absolutely desirable and does make a knee or two completely weak!
- TORMUND GIANTSBANE FROM GAME OF THRONES
This one needs no introduction. Easily the most popular TV show of all time, Game of Thrones is a glorious fest of fantasy, drama, dragons and sex. And the best thing about being in love with a show set in the medieval period is that you get to see a lot of characters in amazing beards and we probably need a separate article for just that! But our pick for today is Tormund Giantsbane’s raggedy face mane! Another ginger in the list never hurts and Tormund’s wilding beard complements his wilding soul in the show, and we are definitely not complaining!
We’re hoping that these characters give you beard goals or make you go weak in the knees just like they do for us! Would you like to contribute to this list? Write to us in the comments and tell us about your favourite beards from your favourite TV shows!
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