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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241 223
Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Modern Family

3
226 209
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy

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199 186
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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275 290
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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278 296
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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194 189
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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251 277
Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

9
98 68
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Parks and Recreation

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208 232
Bernadette Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

11
208 233
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

12
215 246
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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176 211
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Walking Dead

14
76 62
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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176 247
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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129 172
Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Middle

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152 226
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Simpsons

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121 178
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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116 174
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Grey's Anatomy

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114 176
Stuart Bloom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory

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87 153
Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Goldbergs

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24 27
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Game of Thrones

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43 68
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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83 161
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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18 21
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Luke Albright added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia