Characters We Love

Odes to TV's very best fictional people.

Farewell, Late Night's Cranky Dad

David Letterman's final Late Show is the perfect sendoff for the ur-curmudgeon. 2015.05.21

Stick It

An appreciation, if that's the word, of Daredevil's sightless sensei. 2015.05.12S01.E07

Gloria Akalitus Is On To You, Jackie!

And she's not gonna any more of your crap! 2015.04.19S07.E02

Getting Down To The Root

Samantha Groves continues to keep Person Of Interest atop the Most Wanted List. 2015.04.07

Outstanding Female Dicks

As Samantha Fox sort of said, dicky girls need love too. 2015.03.25

Tina Bounces Up And Down

A setback with one of her bouncy castles pushes a reluctant Tina to a big decision. 2015.03.01S01.E07

As A Supporting Bear Enters, A Sugar Daddy Leaves?

An ode to Lynn's (probable) exit and (we hope) Eddie's rise. 2015.02.08S02.E04

Tammy 2 Is Still First In Our Hearts

An appreciation of pop culture's grossest librarian. 2015.01.14S07.E02

Kane Is Able

Jake Stone's knowledge, attitude, and portrayer all combine to make him The Librarian's Character We Love. 2015.01.12S01.E08

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