Movember Check-In: Judging Beards From Arrow, Walking Dead and More

TV beards can go one of two ways: They’re either so epic that they deserve their own on-screen credit, or so dreadful that they deserve to be written off — like, yesterday.

As we approach the end of November — and the end of Movember, an annual campaign in which participants stop shaving to raise awareness for various cancers — TVLine is taking a look at some of the small screen’s most famous, and often polarizing, beards for your judging viewing pleasure.

We’ve compiled more than 10 examples from shows like The Walking Dead, Teen Wolf and Arrow, so click into our gallery below — or click here for direct access — and get to voting: Which actors’ beards should be feared, and which should be revered?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. pattyg says:

    Nick Offerman on Fargo has the best beard on TV right now.

  2. Mary says:

    1. Mustaches aren’t beards. 2. Some of the supposedly “without beard” pictures still actually have beards like Stephen Amell.

  3. robandco says:

    #11 was very funny.

  4. courtTV says:

    Isn’t being scruffy like having a beard? More so than just a ‘stache.

  5. reesa says:

    I completely forgot how much hair Oliver just to have before returing to Starling! I guess his hair grew quite fast in a year, considering he just got a haircut in the flashbacks (which is year 4 on the island) and is supposed to look like this in a year ;-)

  6. Lucifer says:

    “…various cancers.”

    No, it’s mainly prostate cancer.

  7. Ashley says:

    There should be a third option: either way is good!

  8. lrdslvrhnd says:

    1) Movember is about growing a mustache, not a beard.
    2) Mustaches are not beards.
    3) Scruffy/unshaven *is* a beard.
    4) It’s mainly about prostrate cancer, not “various cancers”.
    5) Where’s Brett Dalton (aka Grant Ward on Agents of SHIELD)?
    …Other than that, good job,TVLine! /sarcasm

  9. Dana says:

    Imo, Rick looks best in a beard…. Even scruff.

  10. smartysenior says:

    Hate this new fad of unkempt scruff the guys are adopting. Can’t wait until gals protest in sufficient mass to make them shave again. Who wants to kiss that?