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Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable 

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Updated November 30, 2018 15.6k votes 1.5k voters 10.4k views 44 items

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
Nick Miller 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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Detective Jake Peralta ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Parks and Recreation
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
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Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
tinwoodman06 added SpongeBob SquarePants
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Stranger Things
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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
CheckinaCoulibaly added The Cleveland Show, Family Guy
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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Walking Dead
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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Parks and Recreation
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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Game of Thrones
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Frankie Heck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Middle
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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Luke Albright added It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Grey's Anatomy
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Lucas Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Brian White added Stranger Things
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Olenna Tyrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
vbryan added Olenna Tyrell
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Detective Amy Santiago ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Detective Amy Santiago Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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April Kepner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
VeryCloseTalking added Grey's Anatomy
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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Simpsons
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Usopp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
One Piece (JP)
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Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
sandsand added iZombie
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Adam Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
The Goldbergs
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Steve McGarrett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Characters Who Are the Most Relatable
Hawaii Five-0