Characters We Love

Odes to TV's very best fictional people.

All The Colors of Ms. Rainbow

Black-ish's leading lady is awesome because she seems like a real person. 2014.12.17

I Think You're A-Moz-Ing

The pun is what White Collar deserves; the sentiment is what Mozzie's earned. 2014.12.12S06.E05

They're Not Booing, They're Saying 'Bruuuuuuuuce!'

Or, at least, Tara is. A defense of The Affair's 'jackass' father-in-law, who may just be misunderstood. Or both misunderstood and a jackass. 2014.12.07S01.E08

Rosa Diaz, Scourge of Giggling Pigs

Surprise! She's become one of the best characters on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 2014.12.05

Rule Of The Cohen

A Comeback cameo reminds Tara how easy it is to love Andy Cohen. 2014.11.09S02.E01

Don Is Delightful

On the redeeming qualities of Aaron Sorkin's bad boy man-child. 2014.11.09S03.E01

The Worst Situations Bring Out The Best In Nick Miller

An instant-classic New Girl reminds us of what Nick does best: panic hilariously. 2014.11.05S04.E06

The Carnal Gift Of Rogelio

Jane The Virgin's biological father is an international superstar, and an international treasure. 2014.11.03S01.E04

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