Entertainment The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are male right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which male characters are the best of the best on TV right now?

Are you a Tyrion Lannister kind of person, or a Sheldon Cooper lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite male characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock
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751 594
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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533 500
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
5
539 477
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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439 404
John Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock
7
558 460
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
8
530 533
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
9
477 560
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
10
322 351
Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals
11
358 426
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural
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334 431
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #12 Game of Thrones
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257 322
Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added The Originals
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448 382
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
15
268 404
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time
16
350 444
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #17 The Walking Dead
17
153 111
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale
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148 128
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries
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281 247
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who
20
198 276
Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #21 Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones
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331 333
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #22 The Walking Dead
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209 225
Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100
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162 368
Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #24 House of Cards
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47 28
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added
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95 106
Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits