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

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Debbie Gallagher Shameless, 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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Randy Pearson That '70s Show

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Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Horatio Caine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Ted Mosby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
VeryCloseTalking added Dawson Leery Dawson's Creek

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Alan Harper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Donna Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Donna Martin Beverly Hills 90210

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

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Amelia Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Amelia Shepherd Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy

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

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Kate Pearson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Elena Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Elena Gilbert The Vampire Diaries

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

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
VeryCloseTalking added Meredith Grey Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

"Just whiny, rude and mean"

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Carrie Mathison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Carrie Mathison Homeland

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

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Mary Winchester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Rachel Berry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
KhushiRathi added Rachel Berry Glee, Glee Encore, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

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

The Best K-Cup Flavors

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Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
deathslover added Sookie Stackhouse True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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Danny Rand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
lisaalekna added 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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Rebecca Moody is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Rebecca Moody Californication

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

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The Police On 'Cops' is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Maureen Ponderosa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Maureen Ponderosa It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

"...So gross."

The Greatest TV Character Losses of All Time

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Rita Bennett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Rita Bennett Dexter

"Whiny little drama queen. I was so happy when she got murdered."

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Negan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
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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Iris West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
ZoeyDubose added Iris West The Flash -

All she does is cause drama. shes clingy and annoying

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Rebecca Howe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
nathanbellows1 added 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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Leonard Hofstadter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
VeryCloseTalking added Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory

"For a Nice Guy, he is really mean and jealous"

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Felicity Smoak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
mai added Felicity Smoak Arrow

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Penny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Nicole Watson added Penny The Big Bang Theory

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Manny Delgado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Samantha Kreisman added Manny Delgado Modern Family

This kid’s supposed to be this sensitive gentleman with the upmost respect for women,  

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Samantha Slott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
SameerPhadke added Samantha Slott

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Caroline Forbes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Caroline Forbes The Vampire Diaries

"What girl in high school sleeps in a teddy?"

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Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Jack Shephard Lost

"He was supposed to be a hero, but he was just a whiny, self-entitled man-child. Christ knows why Kate preferred him to Sawyer!"

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Karen Walker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Karen Walker Will & Grace

"I started watching reruns of Will and Grace on Hulu, and Karen is a racist and a boozer."

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Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Obnoxious TV Characters That Almost Make You Want To Stop Watching Your Favorite Shows
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

"She makes speeches, doesn't do anything, and is annoying. Kill her already."