What I Don’t Like About You

Last week I listed 20 television characters I love. That means this week it’s time to list 20 characters I hate. And not “love to hate” like Pete Campbell from Mad Men or Ben from Lost. These are characters that I find annoying, lame, whiny, stupid or all of the above. It may be the way the actors are portraying them, or just the way the characters are written. Or maybe it’s the actor himself/herself. Whatever it is, they’re obnoxious and unwatchable.

Annie Romano from One Day At A Time. Overact much? YES!

Phil from Modern Family. He’s way too clownish and dopey.

Debra Messing as Grace and Molly and Julia and any other character she’s played. She is truly awful. She just seems so self aware. Another overactor.

Ivy from 90210. She’s so flat, mopey and morose. ALL the time.

Ross from Friends. What a drip.

Elmo. It’s the voice. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

Angela Chase from My So Called Life. The angst, the awkwardness, the hair tucking behind the ear, the flannel shirts, the always hugging herself and saying “like” every other word. And how many Jordans are in your school anyway? Can’t you refer to Jordan by his first name only?

Clare Edwards from Degrassi. I’m not sure why I can’t stand Clare. Maybe it’s because she’s a drama queen. Or that she looks like a middle-aged woman in those awful school uniforms. I just know she bugs me.

Kramer from Seinfeld (sorry, Tam). Too weird, too slapsticky. Not my cup of tea.

Jennifer Love Hewitt as anyone in anything. It all started with her character on Party of Five. All that “cutesy” acting and the going around with her sleeves pulled over her hands drove me nuts. Cleavage + acting cutesy = bad actress!

Will Schuester on Glee. He’s so smarmy. And waaaay too into the Glee kids. I might hate him more than Sue Sylvester does.

Hope on Thirtysomething. Never happy. What a wet blanket.

Annie Camden from 7th Heaven. She always seemed so annoyed and kind of bitchy- with a little bit of Church lady thrown in for good measure.

Ally McBeal. Ugh. I couldn’t even make it through one episode.

Susan from Desperate Housewives. I detest her “adorable klutzy” schtick.

Dawn Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whiny, petulant and useless.

Smurfette. That voice. I can’t smurfing stand it.

Ellis from Smash. He’s such a sneaky little weasel. And not in a fun way.

Declan Porter from Reven8e. His hair is way too big for his body. I call him the human Q-tip. He’s useless as far as I’m concerned. Every time he appears I want to shake my fist at the television (you called it, Craig).

Lori from The Walking Dead. She thinks all the women should be cookin’ and doing laundry – not kicking zombie butt. And she can’t even keep track of her own kid. Or drive!

So which characters make you want to throw something at the screen? Let me know in comments!


21 thoughts on “What I Don’t Like About You”

  1. Kill Will. I hate him. If they are too chicken to kill him, reduce his part down to one step above piano guy.

  2. The only thing worse than Declan Porter in Revenge is scenes between Declan and Victoria Grayson. It’s like two androids making sounds that are supposed to sound like emotion or human interaction.

    My list would also have to include Joffrey from Game of Thrones and Tara from True Blood.

  3. Oh, Clare is good, I hate her too (I can’t believe I watch Degrassi now) but the East Indian chick? Oh. My. God. She is such a whiney bitch, I wish she’d run away forever.

    You had some other good ones there, Catherine from CSI, slut, she’d flirt with corpses if she thought they’d respond. Wow. Brainstall. I don’t watch much TV these days, nothing newer anyway.

    1. Oh yeah! Alli. She is awful. I’m glad Degrassi is a conveyer belt of kids. If they aren’t stabbed, going to Africa to build a school or getting a modeling contract in Paris, they eventually graduate and we (hopefully) never have to see them again.

  4. Aw, I’ve grown to love Phil Dunphy. I hated him the first few episodes, but now I think he’s hysterical.

    And Will Schuester is just completely useless. Remember when the Glee club was this underdog club and Will was the leader who fought for them? What does he do now besides give them random crappy assignments? UGH.

    Dawn was the worst.

    I’ll have to think about who I hate.

  5. Phil grew on me too. There is something in his relationship with Claire that makes him more appealing.

    Terri Hatcher is a terrible actress…and she ruins everything she is in.

    I actually liked Debra Messing in Will & Grace. She reminded me of Lucille Ball in some instances

  6. My least favorite character is Don’s new wife. Every time I see her, I think about how much I want to batter and fry her because she looks like a bird. mmmm…..fried bird.

  7. If I had Jordan Catalano in my school, I’d only need to use one name for him, regardless of how many other Jordan’s are there. I mean, come ON, it’s JORDAN! 🙂


  8. I like Phil from Modern Family, Grace from Will & Grace, Ross from Friends, Elmo, Angela from My So Called Life, Kramer from Seinfeld, Jennifer Love Hewitt from Party of Five, and I LOVE Ally McBeal!!!

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