Characters We Love

Odes to TV's very best fictional people.

Humans Synth Niska Is Revolutionary, In More Ways Than One

How one of the sentient synths rose above the rest. 2015.07.05S01.E02

Catastrophe's Fran Is Horrible -- And Great

Celebrating a woman gleefully scorned. 2015.07.01

Out Of The Salon And Into The Fire

Sophia's journey takes a sadly inevitable turn -- and Laverne Cox turns in a career-best performance. 2015.06.24S03.E12

The Tragic Tale of Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett

Her storylines are a mix of the enraging, uncomfortable, and sad -- yet Stephanie Cangro loves her anyway. 2015.06.22S03.E10

Big Boo's Subdued Origin Story Is Both Awesome and Annoying

It took a long time to finally get around to her story, but we could have waited a little longer for rewrites. 2015.06.16S03.E04

Patience, Thy Name Is Sophia

Mother's Day offers plenty of teachable moments for Orange Is The New Black's Sophia -- just like every other day of her life. 2015.06.11S03.E01

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