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Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows

Updated June 26, 2018 13.2k votes 2.6k voters 20.6k views36 items

List RulesVote up the characters who ruined your favorite TV shows.

Even in the lauded golden age of television, terrible characters who ruin your favorite TV shows remain a staple in everyone's Hulu, HBO, and Netflix queues. The characters ruining your TV shows are not necessarily villains or rivals to your favorite characters; in fact they might easily be the main character. Anyone familiar with Gossip Girl knows the feeling of following a regrettable character who brings the show down. The funny thing is, people hate different characters for a variety of reasons, and we decided to ask you, the readers, which characters ruin your favorite TV show?

Included below are your answers along with your reasons why, pulled from our Facebook page. Your answers show a distaste for characters ranging from Everybody Hates Raymond to The Walking Dead, many who would be considered the worst TV characters of all time. But as much as you despise the commonly hated characters, you revealed a number of personal grudges towards a few characters too. Altogether, however, you all appear to really, really hate Debbie Gallagher.

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    Debbie Gallagher

    Shameless, Shameless

    " I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that she was such a sweet kid and turned into such a huge piece of sh*t."

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    Randy Pearson

    That '70s Show
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    Skyler White

    Breaking Bad

    "Loved the series, thankful I never see that character again."

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    Samuel "Screech" Powers

    Saved by the Bell

    "He was hella annoying, always f*cked everything up for all of them, couldn’t keep a secret and it seems like he’s an a**hole in real life too."

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    Rachel Berry

    Glee, Glee Encore

    just stop talking!! and she got most of the solos and screen time..

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    Horatio Caine

    CSI: Miami

    "Always posing for the camera while everyone else acts like they're not even there, like they're supposed to!"

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    Dawson Leery

    Dawson's Creek
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    Donna Martin

    Beverly Hills 90210

    "Her obsession with mid-drift shirts even in the Christmas episodes..."

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    Ted Mosby

    How I Met Your Mother

    "No wonder it took him so long to meet the mother, who was way cooler than his arrogant, whiny, pretentious character."

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    Kate Pearson

    This Is Us

    "She isn’t nice, not even to the man she is going to marry. She complains constantly, and blames her problems on others."

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    Alan Harper

    Two and a Half Men

    "The only reason I kept watching Two and a Half Men after Charlie Sheen left was that I was hoping and praying they'd kill off Alan.

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    Amelia Shepherd

    Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy

    "Of all the characters to bring over from Private Practice, they chose her."

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    Elena Gilbert

    The Vampire Diaries

    "When she went to sleep finally I was like thank God this b*tch is going down."

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    Mary Winchester

    Supernatural

    "It took me forever to finish because she ruined the atmosphere of Supernatural. If they put a tree on her place, it will make a better actor."

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    Danny Rand

    iron fist - He was so whiny, so annoying and weak, it was patently unbelieveable that it could be the "greatest martial artist in the world" - the fact that he could never control his emotions was laughable, since he needed to do that to be able to control his chi, and obtain his power. The whole thing was pathetic. 

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    Sookie Stackhouse

    True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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    Meredith Grey

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

    "Just whiny, rude and mean"

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    Ray Barone

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    "He's all about golf and sex! Maybe if he helped Debra some he'd get more lucky more often!"

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    Iris West

    The Flash -

    All she does is cause drama. shes clingy and annoying

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    "Her constant ugly crying in the third season was just too much. I stopped watching.

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    Rebecca Moody

    Californication

    "I'd rather listen to my kids whine in the car than watch her weird face."

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    Maureen Ponderosa

    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

    "...So gross."

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    Rebecca Howe

    Cheers, Mickey's 60th Birthday

    A greedy gold digger who loved Robin Colcord only for his money, and didn't stop loving him when she found out he was cheating on her, and failed to report Robin when he was planning a hostile takeover of the corporation with her computer. Oh, and she also burned Cheers to the ground.

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    The Police On 'Cops'

    Cops

    "All the power-hungry police officers on Cops. Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? F*cking run that’s what I’m gonna do!"

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    Negan

    The Walking Dead

    "He's supposed to be scary but he just comes off as annoying - he talks way too damn much."

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