Most Annoying Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?  

Ryan Carlquist
1.1k votes 181 voters 31 items

List Rules Vote up the characters that bring down their shows the most; vote down those who are worth the trouble.

These days, every show seems to have the "average man/woman" character, the one whose sole purpose is to balance out all the craziness carried out by the other characters in each episode. Oftentimes, though, this person can come across as so insanely dull or annoying that the show would probably be better off without them.

People often point to Skyler from Breaking Bad as a prime example, as she comes across as a total downer, even if her true motivations are to keep her family safe and intact. There's also a case to be made for a character who replaces another beloved cast member, and just can't quite live up to people's expectations (something that happens far too often).

It's hard to provide enough background and intrigue to individual characters, especially when they're generally seen as a single piece of an ensemble. For whatever reason, these characters became a nuisance to the audience, and are seen as inconsequential additions to already full and endearing casts. This has nothing to do with their individual behavior, but instead focuses on the fact they offer nothing of real value to the show as a whole.

Vote up the characters you wish were excluded from your favorite programs, and vote down those you believe were irreplaceable. 

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Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Breaking Bad

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46 17
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
The Walking Dead

3
40 20
Piper Chapman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Orange Is the New Black

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43 23
Marie Schrader is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Breaking Bad

5
53 35
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Friends

6
41 26
Scrappy Doo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Scooby Doo

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21 11
Mark Brendanawicz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Parks and Recreation

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25 16
Jo Bennett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Jo Bennett The Office

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27 20
Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
How I Met Your Mother

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25 18
Robert California is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
The Office

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14 7
Elizabeth Keen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
The Blacklist

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23 17
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?

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Vanessa Abrams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Gossip Girl

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12 9
June Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
June Harris Lost In Space

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14 13
Susan Ross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Seinfeld

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Gilly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Game of Thrones

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12 11
Ana Lucia Cortez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?

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Julie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Friday Night Lights

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16 19
The Sand Snakes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
The Sand Snakes Game of Thrones

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5 6
Lee Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Lee Sizemore Westworld

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8 10
Eden Blaine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Eden Blaine The Handmaid's Tale

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7 10
Megan Calvet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Megan Calvet Mad Men

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6 11
Tom Yates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Tom Yates House Of Cards

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5 10
Pete Campbell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Mad Men

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9 17
Pierce Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Community

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7 15
Kirk Gleason is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Gilmore Girls

27
13 25
Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Parks and Recreation

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2 10
Herman 'Duck' Phillips is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Herman 'Duck' Phillips Mad Men

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10 31
Tweek Tweak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
South Park

30
13 41
Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Seinfeld

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10 47
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which Characters Are So Annoying That They Almost Make Your Favorite TV Shows Unwatchable?
Parks and Recreation