Entertainment Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable  

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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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Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
New Girl

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218 202
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

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228 216
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Modern Family

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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

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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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

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206 226
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Parks and Recreation

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

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209 242
Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Walking Dead

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68 60
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Middle

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152 221
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Simpsons

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120 173
Max Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added 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 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
Grey's Anatomy

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Game of Thrones

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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Goldbergs

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41 65
April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Grey's Anatomy

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Steve McGarrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Hawaii Five-0

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97 194
Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added 2 Broke Girls

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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Luke Albright added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Detective Amy Santiago is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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

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40 75
Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
sandsand added iZombie

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83 172
Leslie Winkle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Stranger Things

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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Parks and Recreation

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Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Stranger Things

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Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
psychicmoon added The Simpsons

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Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added

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Henry Standing Bear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Henry Standing Bear Longmire

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Detective Charles Boyle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
tinwoodman06 added SpongeBob SquarePants

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Elliot Alderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Tanya Malik added Elliot Alderson

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Elliot Alderson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Tanya Malik added Elliot Alderson

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Usopp is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
evy2526 added One Piece (JP)

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Wes Gibbins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
carlybobarly added How to Get Away with Murder

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Han Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added 2 Broke Girls

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Emily Fields is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
OscarBuzz added Pretty Little Liars

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60 171
Sophie Kachinsky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added 2 Broke Girls

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

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50 155
Oleg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added Oleg 2 Broke Girls

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28 94
Monkey D. Luffy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added One Piece (JP)

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48 154
Sarah Manning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Orphan Black

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47 168
Barry Kripke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added