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List Rules Vote up the current TV characters who you identify with and understand

Are you more Nick Miller or Homer Simpson? Miranda Bailey or Sarah Manning? Vote for the most relatable current TV characters on this up-to-date list of characters from your favorite sitcoms and dramas of 2016-2017!

Comedies are a natural place to find relatable TV characters because they help us make light of life's real moments. So it's no wonder that Lena Dunham was praised for her portrayal of a modern Millennial as Hannah Horvath on HBO's Girls, or that we love watching Silicon Valley's Richard Hendrix struggle and succeed. 

Of course, some of the most relatable characters currently on TV come from dramatic series. For instance, Hawaii Five-O features the relatable Steve McGarrett and medical drama Grey's Anatomy keeps audiences grounded with a character like Miranda Bailey. When you're watching a cartoon show like The Simpsons or a supernatural zombie series like The Walking Dead, you need characters like Homer Simpson or Rick Grimes to help you feel like part of the show. 

Whether you see more of yourself in the witty and stressed out Amy Brookheimer on VEEP or the average American male like Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, vote for your favorite current television character that you relate to. Add any relatable current TV characters not on the list!

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Meg Griffin The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Phil Dunphy Modern Family

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Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Nick Miller New Girl

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory

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Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Bernadette Rostenkowski The Big Bang Theory

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Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Raj Koothrappali The Big Bang Theory

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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Amy Farrah Fowler The Big Bang Theory

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added April Ludgate Parks and Recreation

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Howard Wolowitz The Big Bang Theory

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

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Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Frankie Heck The Middle

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Max Black 2 Broke Girls

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Stuart Bloom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Stuart Bloom The Big Bang Theory

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Miranda Bailey Grey's Anatomy

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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Adam Goldberg The Goldbergs

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added April Kepner Grey's Anatomy

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Steve McGarrett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Steve McGarrett Hawaii Five-0

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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Leslie Winkle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Leslie Winkle The Big Bang Theory

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Caroline Channing 2 Broke Girls

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Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
sandsand added Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti iZombie

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Jessica Huang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Jessica Huang Fresh Off the Boat

Current TV Characters We Love to Hate

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Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Amy Santiago Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Olenna Tyrell

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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Luke Albright added Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Usopp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
evy2526 added Usopp One Piece (JP)

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Han Lee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Han Lee 2 Broke Girls

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Wes Gibbins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
carlybobarly added Wes Gibbins How to Get Away with Murder

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Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Detective Charles Boyle Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Sophie Kachinsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Sophie Kachinsky 2 Broke Girls

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Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
OscarBuzz added Emily Fields Pretty Little Liars

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Sarah Manning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Sarah Manning Orphan Black

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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable

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Oleg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Oleg 2 Broke Girls

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Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Monkey D. Luffy One Piece (JP)

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Barry Kripke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Barry Kripke

Which Current TV Character Would Be the Best Choice for President?

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Richard Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Richard Hendricks Silicon Valley

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Billy Soto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Billy Soto The Mysteries of Laura

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Hannah Horvath is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable

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Amy Brookheimer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable

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Lina Bowman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Lina Bowman Married

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Burski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Burski Undateable

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Lucy Elkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
carlybobarly added Lucy Elkins The Knick

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Marty Kaan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Marty Kaan House of Lies