Sunday, November 13, 2011

With “It” Being Square Jaws and Square Personalities

In the past year, two of my favorite shows have benefited from the addition of nerds: Parks and Receation, which got Adam Scott’s Ben, and Fringe, which got Seth Gabel’s Lincoln Lee. Now, I realize that given these two shows’ decidedly terrible ratings, it would be a fairly small number of people who would be familiar with both characters. Trust me — they’re both awkward, stick-to-the-rules types that register in the TV world as uncool, kind of like how Rachael Lee Cook plus glasses equaled an untouchable mutant so many years ago. But even in spite of the character similarities, don’t these two look a hell of a lot alike?

I can tell them apart, of course, but I’m putting this out there to see if anyone else has noticed how these two actors — especially in character on their current, respective TV gigs — have a similar thing going on, to the point that when I see Gabel (the one with whom I am less familiar) on Fringe, my immediate reaction is always “Yep, he still reminds me of Adam Scott.” Anyone?


  1. Anonymous4:53 PM

    in this side by side, no, because I draw portraits a lot and so their differences are obvious to me. In a movie, or TV show... I would be right with you on that.

  2. Yeah, totally different facial structures. But in spite of that, a striking similarity.

  3. Anonymous8:23 PM

    I actually love and watch both of these shows. And I know its a fan girl thing to say, but I find these two very attractive. It must be the low, thin brow, scruffy, square face, brown hair, small mouth and down-turned eyes that make me go crazy. This probably sounds weird, but I would just like to voice my opinion that they do look similar. Toodles, mutha uckas!

    1. I mean, is no weirder than me posting this to begin with.