10 Of My Favorite TV Characters


'Motivational Poster: Sheldon Cooper' photo (c) 2010, The Great Geek Manual - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/I enjoy a good character in a good TV show.  Here are a few of my favorites.  And keep in mind that most of these are current shows, because I went through my DVR for ideas and this is what I found 🙂

1.  Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory

2.  Phoebe Buffet from Friends

3.  Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show

4.  Schmidt from New Girl

5.  Chuck from…Chuck

6.  Abby and Tony from NCIS.  Sorry.  It’s a tie.

7.  Dr. Brennan from Bones

8.  Cam from Modern Family

9.  Leonard from The Big Bang Theory

10.  Jane Rizzoli from Rizzoli & Isles

So there you go.  How about you guys?  Any favorites?


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  • In no particular order:

    Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

    Raylan Givens from Justified

    Bunk Moreland from The Wire

    Bodie Broadus from The Wire

    Dwight Schrute from The Office

    Michael Scott from The Office

    Ron Swanson, Leslie Knope, Andy Dwyer(3 Way Tie) from Parks and Rec

    Marshall Erikson from How I Met Your Mother

    Liz Lemon from 30 Rock

    Homer Simpson from The Simpsons

    • The only one of those shows that I semi-regularly watch is HIMYM, and you’re right. Marshall is a pretty good character. I’m sure I’d love Liz Lemon from 30 Rock, but I just haven’t started watching it yet!

      • Really, whittling it down to 10 was hard. I could go on, and really, there are probably others that could go in the top ten, depending on mood.

      • I can agree. Those were just ten of my favorites right off the top of my head as I was going through the DVR last night. It will always change depending upon what I’m watching.

  • Not sure if I can think of 10 but off the top of my head:

    Chummy – Call the Midwife

    Violet Crawley – Downton Abbey

    Cosmo Kramer – Seinfeld

    George Costanza -Seinfeld

    Meredith Grey – Grey’s Anatomy

    Mr. Bean – Mr. Bean

    Martha – Martha Speaks

    Danny Rebus – The Electric Company

    Mr. Skullhead – The Animaniacs

    The Mime – The Animaniacs

    Okay, you just brought back so many fun memories for me. I’m laughing and smiling. How can you not when there’s this . . .

    • Other than Seinfeld, I’ve never seen any of those. However, I just ordered Downtown Abbey ’cause it was an Amazon deal of the day. I’m hoping to dig into it this winter! I’m not a big fan of Seinfeld either, but Kramer is a great character.

  • Lucy

    Jules, I am shocked that Chandler Bing did not make the list!

    • esauproject

      He’s good, but he’s no Sheldon Cooper. 😉