Characters We Love

Odes to TV's very best fictional people.

What Would London Spy's Danny Do Without Scottie?

'I've never said it out loud. I love you. Very much.' 2016.02.11S01.E04

Carson, Downton Abbey's Downstairs Dad, Wins In The End

After all the years Carson's spent taking care of everyone, Liz Ball is happy this beloved character will be taken care of by Mrs. Hughes (and Julian Fellowes). 2016.01.08S06.E01

The Doctor Who Christmas Special Takes Us To The River

And the Doctor celebrates with a Song in his heart. 2015.12.26S09.E13

Law & Order's M.E. Rodgers: The 'M' Stands For 'Marvelous'

You've tried the rest: now let the best crack open your victim's chest! 2015.12.16

Transparent's Colton Is Quiet And Sweet, Yet He's Also A Pfefferman

You've gotta love Transparent's adorable puppy in S02.E03. 2015.12.14S02.E03

Astrid Is Too Cool For Homeland's Crap

And that's why Mark Blankenship loves her, chilly Teutonic demeanor and all. 2015.12.04S05.E09

Your Parents Would Just Love Jessica Jones's Evil Mastermind Kilgrave

And if they didn't, he would tell them to, and then they would. Angela Hamilton discusses the big moves of S01.E09! 2015.12.01S01.E09

Ham Grenade

With The Leftovers in full spiritual self-delight, Meg arrives to blow it all up. Thank God! (And Liv Tyler.) 2015.11.30S02.E09

Osgood? Osgreat!

The Doctor's greatest in-universe fangirl returns from the dead to insult continuity, and we couldn't be happier. 2015.11.01S09.E07

Jane The Virgin Gets A Bachelorette Alter Ego

And she sure seems to be having a lot more fun than Mom Jane! 2015.10.20S02.E02

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Secret Weapon Is Its Crazy Current Coworker

A supporting player is dangerously close to upstaging Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's lead, and Adam Grosswirth doesn't mind one bit. 2015.10.20S01.E02

Hits And Missy

The Doctor's oldest frenemy comes into her own. 2015.09.27S09.E02

A Kickass Leader Joins The Strain, And It's Justine Time

This New York City councilwoman does not have time for your canker sores, gentlemen. 2015.07.19S02.E02

Teddy Bared

Why Sarah D. Bunting is captivated by pitiably self-medicating bully agonistes Ted Jr. 2015.07.16S03.E02

Mr. Peanutbutter Is More Than Happy

And not just to talk to you about the weather. Roger loves him; here's why. 2015.07.16

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