The best TV characters.... May 11, 2020 14:06:10 GMT
Post by doc on May 11, 2020 14:06:10 GMT
I've been watching a lot of TV since this pandemic hit - there's so many great shows to watch and only so much time to do it. Not like when I was a kid and you had 3 network channels with shows like Laverne and Shirley, The Brady Bunch, Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Griffith, All in the Family and Mannix. To me Archie Bunker and Barney Fife are two of the greatest TV characters ever. Here are ten who would make my list of best TV characters currently on television today....(based on shows I watch!)
1. Saul Goodman/Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul - this show keeps getting better and Odenkirk's Goodman is the reason. Eventually the story line is going to collide with Breaking Bad and the show will be over but it's been fascinating to watch how Jimmy McGill became Saul Goodman.
2. Villanelle/Joy Comer, Killing Eve - a beautiful, young, psychopathic, Russian killer with an awesome smile, penchant for childish mischief and tremendous devotion to fashion.
3. Ruth Langmore/Julia Garner, Ozark - you have to admire a character who can deliver this line without cracking a smile....'“Sounds like you need to go fuck yourself. What you do is, you roll yourself into a ball or whatever, and you take your dick and you put it up your ass.” Ruth steals just about every scene you see her in.
4. Abe Weismann/Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Just about every character on this show is great but I find myself laughing the most at Abe's many frustrations in life...his wife, his job, his desire to be a serious writer and trying to come to grips with the fact his daughter is divorced and pursuing a career as a stand-up comic.
5. Gene Cousineau/Henry Winkler, Barry - It's great to see Henry Winkler again. This role is a far cry from Fonzie but the acting is much, much better.
6. The Rose Family, Schitt's Creek - Eugene Levy is the straight man to his family of eccentrics (including his gay son) in this show about a wealthy family who loses everything but a rundown motel in the Canadian town of Schitts Creek. Hard to pick one character so I'll lump them all together.
7. Eleven/Billie Bobbie Brown - Stranger Things - It will be interesting to see where this show gos - Eleven has been the glue that holds everything together but the next season these kids may be close to their 20's and Eleven won't be the cute little girl with the shaved head and incredible powers. (Well I guess she'll still have the powers!)
8. Kim Wexler/Rhea Seahorn, Better Call Saul - Saul's better half. I don't recall ever seeing her in an episode of Breaking Bad so I have to suspect she's eventually going to get fed up with Saul's antics or something much worse.
9. Prince Charles/Josh O'Connor, The Crown - I never thought I'd ever feel empathy for Prince Charles but the 3rd season of The Crown shows life as the future King of England - especially when you're trying to be a regular college student and date the girl you choose - has it's challenges. I doubt any of us ever had to make appointments to see our mother.
10. Ruth Wilder/Alison Brie, GLOW - The central character of the show - she wants to be a serious actress but can only land a part in a women's wrestling show - Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling - opposite her former friend who's no longer a friend because Ruth slept with her husband.