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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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Modern Family
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234 227
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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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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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Parks and Recreation
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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added The Cleveland Show, Family Guy
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260 287
Sheldon Cooper 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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214 242
Raj Koothrappali is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory
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92 67
Detective Jake Peralta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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210 242
Bernadette Rostenkowski 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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Amy Farrah Fowler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
ColinBoddy added The Big Bang Theory
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180 217
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Walking Dead
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178 257
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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131 180
Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Middle
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155 235
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Simpsons
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124 184
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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120 178
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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120 181
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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Dustin Henderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Stranger Things
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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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25 12
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Parks and Recreation
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18 5
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
tinwoodman06 added SpongeBob SquarePants
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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
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