Characters We Love

Odes to TV's very best fictional people.

A FĂȘte for Fet, The Strain's Loveable Russian Lug

Has there ever been a TV exterminator more worthy of our love? 2014.09.07S01.E09

'Pompous Ass Of The Year'

It may shock you to learn that John's talking about a Cheers character other than Frasier Crane. 2014.08.28

Manhattan's Diamond In The Rough

Though she's basically a walking flower metaphor machine, Frank's wife is the best thing about WGN's nuclear drama. 2014.08.22S01.E04

The Honourable Woman Adds Awesome MI6 Lady Boss, We Fall In Love

'Isn't Episode 2 kind of early to "love" any character on a show?' She's played by Janet McTeer. 'Oh, got it. Carry on.' 2014.08.07S01.E02

The Bridge's Ray Of Sunshine

Finally, someone who got in bed with the cartel and still managed to keep his joie de vivre! 2014.07.30S02.E04

The Love (For Barton) That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Praising the conflicted closet case of Masters Of Sex. 2014.07.18S02.E01

Brotherly Love

He's written and portrayed well -- and Grant Wilson also reminds Sarah of her own Grant. 2014.07.16S01.E03

'I've Got To Be Direct': In Praise Of Daria

This post would make her very uncomfortable. 2014.07.09

All About Edith

Downton Abbey's resident bad-ass has made up her mind: she's keeping her baby. 2014.07.08

Playing House's Maggie's Got A Heart As Big As Her Belly

Okay, the belly will shrink soon. But our love for her will not. 2014.06.04S01.E07

The Normal Heart's Ned Weeks Tries To Survive A Plague

An appreciation of the angriest man in New York. 2014.05.25

Penny Dreadful's Heavenly Creature

Why Tara's so firmly pro-Proteus. 2014.05.18S01.E02

Molly's No Marge...But She Is In Charge

How Tara came around on Fargo's lead cop. 2014.05.06S01.E04

Evangelizing About Sister Evangelina

The gruffest resident of Nonnatus House gets a showcase episode on the occasion of her Jubilee; Tara gets a kick in the heart. 2014.04.27S03.E05

Baby, It's You

A tribute to one of Sarah's favorite Paulie Walnuts soundbites. 2014.04.22

We Went To Jared

Silicon Valley's Jared Dunn is a stray dog that we should totally adopt: just look at those sad sad eyes! 2014.04.13S01.E02

Jack Dunlevy Might Belong In The Sitcom Curmudgeon Hall Of Fame

Surviving Jack is only two episodes old, but its titular lovable dick has already made a pretty great impression. 2014.04.03S01.E02

The 100's Clarke Is Super

Sarah doesn't think the reference to another super person named Clark is unintentional -- or inapt. 2014.04.02S01.E03

That Cody Can't Take A Bad Picture Is Only One Of The Great Things About Him

An appreciation -- let's not say eulogy! -- for a great Enlisted man. 2014.03.30S01.E09