I'd like to share another of my pet peeves (I have so many!). Young actors nowadays are fond of wearing carefully groomed 3-4 day old beards in their roles. I guess it is supposed to show the wearer's virility. The 'carefully groomed' part is mostly what bugs me. Either have a beard or don't, is my view. Ok, I admit to some jealousy. I'm 76, and never did have a luxurious beard. One winter I did grow one that I was rather vain about. I was in my 30s and it grew nice and dark, almost black. When warm weather came I shaved it, leaving the mustache which I couldn't seem to part with. Next winter the beard came in gray on my chin and was, I thought, embarrassing. It quickly came right back off. That old 'stash remains to this day, more salt than pepper now.
I'd like to hear other tv viewers opinions on these modern 'fake' beards. I thought of making this a poll-type thread, but I'd rather hear a paragraph or so from tv.com participants, both male and female, on what they think.