Entertainment The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote on and add only male characters who are currently on television

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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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock
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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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559 488
Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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John Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock
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570 472
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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539 545
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
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491 575
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
10
337 364
Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals
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373 439
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural
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Jaime 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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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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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time
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167 122
Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale
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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #17 The Walking Dead
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158 138
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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287 257
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who
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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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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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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100
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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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added
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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits