Top 10 Greatest TV Series Characters

We all love TV series, so who is our greatest character?
The Top Ten
1 Walter White (Breaking Bad) Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

Man, I couldn't even begin to explain the roller coaster of emotions that Walter White had put me through. You want to hate the guy for all the awful things he's done, such as, (spoilers)...literally poisoning a child, letting Jane overdose, manipulating Jesse for years and practically ruining his life, killing Mike (my favorite character), being indirectly responsible for killing 100+ people in the plane crash, etc. But somehow, we all feel sympathetic for Walt, because of his suffering and karma he gets for all the bad things he's done. And in the end, his empire comes crashing down, as he realizes that he's completely ruined everything that he was working for. Speaking of Walt, his acting is spectacular. Bryan Cranston is such a versatile actor; you would think that the dad from Malcolm In The Middle wouldn't play the most psychotic, memorable, and aggressive fictional drug lord of all time, but you'd be wrong. His delivery "I am the danger...I am the one who knocks." sent shivers ...more

From Season 3 onward, Walter Hartwell White became the most unbearable, the most insufferable, the most pestilential creature to ever walk the earth... and that was just around his wife. His pride was always there, but his ego inflated further as the series went on. He became arrogant, hubristic, self-centered, at the cost of endangering his identity. And this all happened because of the world around him, causing his rage to be further and further pent up until he emerged as a growling, snarling, aggressive, domineering drug lord, complete with squinting and underbite.

At the start, you feel kind of bad for him. He was simply calm and mild-mannered, even if he did hold a lot of grudges against people like the Schwartzes. You actually kind of genuinely liked him at the start. His boss treats him poorly, his family is dysfunctional, and to make things worse, he gets lung cancer. But then once he gets further and further into the meth business, dealing with a psychotic drug lord ...more

Phenomenal performance by Bryan Cranston. One of the greatest characters in the history of entertainment. Obviously the greatest in Television.
How the story twists from the idea of providing for his family towards a more personal temptation of building a Drug empire. The downfall of Walter White aka Heisenberg was due to his vanity for being the best at what he did. And the way things ended made this character an all time great and also sad for the loyal viewers of Breaking Bad.

(Spoilers). This character is a very unique one! He was once a regular old, grumpy chemistry teacher that found out he had cancer. He needed a way to get some money, so he used his chemistry skills to make a crystal meth empire. Along the way, he killed people and masterminded lots of evil things. He was good in a way and evil in a way, but overall you have to not hate him cause he did all those things for his family. So I definitely agree he should be at the top of this list

2 Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Homer Jay Simpson is the main protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

My favorite yellow guy! Homer is the best, there is no scene that Homer plays that isn't funny...

He is really funny, a bit dramatic, and a bit weird at times, but who isn't?

No character on this planet makes me laugh as much as Homer Simpson.

The famous cartoon character, the head of comic The Simpsons Family

3 Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother) Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.

He's hilarious for one thing, but also he has a very intricate and elaborate personality, which is uncovered more and more as you go through the seasons. I would either say Barney, or Sheldon Cooper, from The Big Bang Theory.

He is the best T.V. character when it comes to sitcom. No can match his uniqueness.

Without a doubt the funniest character in the show.

Oh my God this guy is an idiot. Who made this list?

4 Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory) Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

He is one of the funniest characters in television history and definitely the funniest and most interesting on the show. I also really enjoy him as a child in Young Sheldon.

He's so awesome and funny. I just wished that he'd show some emotion at times. He's like an extremely funny robot with a great voice.

"One cries when one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid and that makes me sad." - Sheldon Cooper
How can you not love this man?!

Sheldon is extremely intelligent and socially awkward at the same time! How can't you not love him?

5 Eric Cartman (South Park) Eric Theodore Cartman, often referred to just by his surname, is a main character, as well as a major antagonist and occasional antihero in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Parker. He is one of four central characters in South Park, along with Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny McCormick. Cartman first appeared, originally in prototypical form in a 1992 animated short Jesus vs. Frosty, and a 1995 animated short Jesus vs. Santa, and first appeared on television in the pilot episode of South Park, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", on August 13, 1997.

He created the funniest song of all time (Kyle's mom), the only kid that Supernanny couldn't help and he created a national holiday (Kick a ginger day).

My favorite TV character of all time. He makes me laugh a lot. Feel bad for him a lot too

Wow, seeing Eric Cartman and Stewie Griffin side by side, he looks like a growed up Stewie!

Not to be Underestimated.

6 Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

Don't get me wrong, I adore Cas, Dean, Sam, and the whole Supernatural gang, but it's a pity Sherlock is number six. He is such a complex, beautifully written character! On the outside, most people hate him for being a selfish, emotionless jerk. But we periodically get to see the gentle side of him. Even though he loves showing off on his little throne above everyone else, he genuinely wants to do what is right. He's Spock, with Kirk's heart. Plus, he's very funny, even when not knowing it.

AH! It was really hard to choose but Sherlock has to be my favorite. At first he seems cold and heartless, but after he got his first real friend after Redbeard died, he bacame softer. You got to see his warmer side. Even if sometimes he still tries to act cold and claim "emotion is a weakness" he still has that warmness in him.

I'd have to say he's really interesting, though, to be frank, he is lousy in the social world, and people are forgetting about Martin Freeman's version of John Watson. Hello, there's kind of a reason why he was picked.

Sherlock is the best! The sexy sociopath who knows everything about everyone in just one look. You gotta love him

Benedict Cumberbatch. Need I say more?

7 Dean Winchester (Supernatural) Dean Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural.

Dean Winchester is one of the most complex characters ever made. I've related to him during so many episodes. When he *first* meets God and asks why he allows bad things to happen, I felt that. My favorite Dean moments are when he had the Mark of Cain. He was so raw and unbeatable. It took his character to another level.

Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles, is a true inspiration. Jensen Ackles portrayed his character perfectly. Dean Winchester just captures your heart with his bad-boy act when you can see behind he is protective, caring and overall a wounded soul. His looks (handsome as hell) are only the tip of the iceberg with his charming personality, selflessness and bravery, all thanks to the outstanding actor Jensen Ackles, contributing to making him the best character on T.V., now and in a hundred years. I doubt that anyone will ever come close to being as amazing as Jensen Ackles and his portrayal of Dean Winchester.

Dean isn't a hero, he doesn't try to be a hero, but he always tries to do what is need to be done, even if it hurts and it is going to become another guilty feeling. He acts like a macho in the first seasons, but he's very sensitive - just think of his behave with children. Thanks to his relationship with Sammy, he has developed a protective side which come out when he deals with kids during hunts, and in general with people he cares about.
He's also tough, because he probably thinks it's the best way to face horrible situations and the aftermath of them. He's complex and smart, and Jensen Ackles plays him dynamically and powerfully. Even though it has been a hard choice between him, Sam and Castiel, I choose Dean. Always.

While I was tempted to vote for Castiel, I just had to vote for Dean! I liked his character from the very beginning, and I remember the moment I fell in love with him (the moment he said 'It's homemade' and smiled like a dork when talking about his EMF reader.) Dean cares for people and he loves so deeply, and I love following his development throughout the seasons--I think he's had a lot of internalized self-hatred, and it's beautiful seeing him grow as a character and come into his own interests and finally step out of the shadow of his father. Dean is a wonderful character, and beautifully complex; I don't think I've ever (or will ever) love a character as much as I love Dean Winchester.

8 SpongeBob (SpongeBob SquarePants)

SpongeBob needs to be higher on the list, he has given us a good generation for television as well as our lives.

Pure awesome! I would love if SpongeBob was higher on the list. He was real great, mostly in the early 2000s when he was the king of T.V. cartoons!

9 Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

Tyrion Lannister is the definition of good things coming in small packages. Tyrion's brain is his weapon, and he proves over and over that you don't need muscle to be a hero: you need a sharp brain, a snappy, clever sense of humor, and a sense of compassion that overrules even your worst instincts. And Tyrion has heart. You can't miss the pain behind all his intellectual bad-assery. He is, in the most important ways, a giant.

Tyrion lannister. A badass dwarf. With more character depth than all of the people on this list put together except dean winchester.
Them both are boss. Period.

Literally the best character aside from the final two seasons, but then again, the final two seasons were worthless.

He talk, he thinks, he drinks, and there's never enough of him to go round.

10 Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

He is kind of hilarious in his own way. Sure, his arc with him endlessly trying to murder Lois can be annoying and repetitive but in his Road To series, he is at his best.

If you do not like this character than something is wrong with u! All hail to Stewie Griffin!

"Death to you all"

The Newcomers

? Karen Walker (Will & Grace)
? Lennie Briscoe (Law & Order)
The Contenders
11 Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead portrayed by Norman Reedus. He is an original character and has no comic counterpart.

What the heck with Super Natural, God! This guy is more boss than all supernatural people. Daryl Dixon Is the doctor of the walking dead. Ya, I blew your mind. Crossbow, Redneck, Boss, outstanding, doesn't take orders from no one and emotional at some times: Merle's Death, Carol's Departure... Ya. And this guy should be in top ten hands down. I bet about The whole country watches Amc and Bbc... Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who. No one cares about this supernatural people.

Yeah Daryl is super awesome! The best person to have by your side when everything goes south.

Easy the best character!

12 Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

How is Peter down this low?

13 Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld)

Definitely should be higher on this list, easily in my opinion the funniest character ever.

For all you people of Kramerica: Giddy-up!
Kramer was the greatest Seinfeld character ever! His legacy shall live on!

I love him he's awesome so ingenious and crazy... Just watch the Merv G episode. You'll see... And of course, Serenity Now.

So naturally funny

14 Joey Tribbiani (Friends) Joseph Francis "Joey" Tribbiani, Jr. is a character from the NBC sitcoms Friends and its spin-off Joey, portrayed by Matt LeBlanc.

Friends is my all time favorite show . and I really love Joey Tribbiani and I have a major crush on Matt Le Blanc and I really love his awesome sense o humor

15 Crow T. Robot (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
16 George Costanza (Seinfeld) George Louis Costanza is a fictional character in the American television sitcom Seinfeld, played by Jason Alexander.

Best character ever. Better than pathetic sheldon cooper and unrealistic damn barney stinson.

I accidentally added him to my list and I don't know how to remove him

17 Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) Anthony John Soprano is a fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos, portrayed by James Gandolfini.

To any serious observer ( though many haven't seen him) James Gandolfini's extended performance of this complicated character has to be among if not the greatest acting performance of any venue.

#21! What a joke. Kids these days don't know what The Sopranos was all about. Tony Soprano easily in the top 3 T.V. characters of ALL time!

That he wasn't even mentioned before was astonishing.

He likes ducks.

18 Sam Winchester (Supernatural) Samuel "Sam" Winchester is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American drama television series Supernatural along with his older brother Dean.

Sam Winchester is an incredible character and it's hard to think of a character who has suffered so much with so little love, affection, or sympathy at his back, because it's almost like no one does have his back on the show, or in the audience. I can't think of a character whose been forced into such a well of loneliness and Otherness as much as Sam Winchester has. He is punished every day of his life, just for being different or for wanting normal, or for wanting a higher education. So often it seems he is punished just for being Sam, and not Dean, and that is no way for any healthy person to live. I want Sam to be loved and celebrated for all the ways that he is himself, and I don't want or need him to be the same as Dean, because that would be boring. Sam Winchester is my hero for standing up to his family when he was still a child! I am so proud of him for doing that! I also want to thank Jared Padalecki for being such a wonderful actor in bringing Sam to life - he does so much ...more

I just starting watching Supernatural 1 year ago. I caught up right before season 9 started. I fell in love with his character right away. I mean a six month old baby that a demon tainted against his will. He tried to do good. he went to collage tried to be normal but was dragged back into the life. Yes he made decision that turned bad, but his heart was always in the right place. He more than made up for his error of judgement. He has suffered allot and he is a good and kind person under all that pain. If his character ever seems off or not good, it was do to some outside cause. Like ruby or losing dean, his big brother. So yes his deserves be in top ten. I want to say more but there's no words that express how deeply I feel about his character. Is Sam all the way!

Sam Winchester is a character that is easy to understand where he is coming from. Giving up what he was doing to help the family. Then trying to find his placeole and trying to do the right thing but messing up along the way, all the while thinking that honestly he is doing the right thing. Then loving his brother so much that he is willing to die because he has felt like he has let him down so much and that he has messed up to the point that he hurts anyone that comes near him. Now trying so hard to prove that after everything that he has grown up and that he has learned lessons. That he just wants to be able to be equal to his older brother.

Intelligent, compassionate & beautifully flawed. Sam's heart is always in the right place, even if he has yet to learn that the ends don't always justify the means. In spite of some missteps along the way, Sammy is still fighting the good fight & keeping his faith. He isn't afraid of sacrificing himself if it will save others (especially his brother). Sammy is the brain & heart to Dean's brawn & humor. Together they are a well-oiled evil-fighting machine. The bond of brotherhood has been stretched & tested over the past 10 seasons, but the brothers are still there for each other. Sammy has taken a lot of flack from his brother about his missteps, largely with silent acceptance of the rebukes, yet fights the urge to do the same when it is Dean who is in error. (A trait of younger siblings, I feel, as I do the same). Sam can frequently get information the brothers need with a compassionate word or 2 & his puppydog eyes. As the boy tainted with demon blood at 6 months old, he tries to ...more

19 Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Dexter is a brilliant character, and he should've gotten a much better ending.

Dexter should be On number 1.he is the best T.V. show character I've ever seen.

Oh come on, every one knows dexter the best.

Dexter is a total badass, dude.

20 Dwight Schrute (The Office)

It's actually a disgrace that a character from GLEE (the worst show ever) is ranked higher than the legendary Dwight Schrute. Without him, Jim's character wouldn't be funny. Not to mention Dwight's character is HILARIOUS. He should be in the Top 10.

Gareth Keenan is better

21 Jack Bauer (24)

One of the rare characters who never does anything boring. You could watch him brush his teeth and it would be engaging. Not to mention the many fantastic lines he has and the crazy things he's capable of

Such a bad ass. He almost dies like 20 times to save innocent lives and his country. If he were real he would be the greatest man alive. One of the best characters ever.

Jack is a true hero.

22 Betty Suarez (Ugly Betty)

She is just so human. She represents any normal person, who studies, works, have dreams, flaws, fails, happy moments and sad moments. I really miss watching her.

23 Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) Richard "Rick" Grimes is a fictional character and the protagonist in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln.

Why is he so low?

His acting is amazing It annoys me how he hasn't won a emmy award

24 Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob SquarePants) Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

One of the greatest anti-heroes in the history of animation.

I also feel just like squidward everything bug's me.

I have grown up to become squidward.

25 Al Bundy (Married with Children) Al Bundy is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American television series Married... with Children, played by Ed O'Neill.

Greatest character in T.V. history!

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