The first of at least 3 lists (I love lists – these are easier than to do lists, because well I don’t get to… damn. Hang on. I don’t love these lists) I digress.
I thought I should put together a short list about the stand-out TV characters of this year, the characters that had me exclaiming at the end OH! When He did *that*! That scene when… you know the deal.
In no particular order..
Abed from Community
You know those sounds that Shirley and Annie make *every* episode (surely, its on purpose!) whenever Abed says or does something new, and insightful? I do that too. Tell me you wouldn’t watch Troy & Abed in the morning?! Tell me you wouldn’t want to have a sleep-over, and build a blanket fort stretching across a college dorm? But the icing on the cake here is his ability to pull from thin air a pop cultural reference that applies to every day. A dream of mine.
Rick Grimes from the Walking Dead
Oh, such a surprising leading man. Sure, it started off a bit 28 Days Later, but so quickly, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, searching for his wife and son through an apocalyptic desolate landscape including zombies just took my breath away. His vulnerability but fierce determination in the face of brain-seeking zombie folk has been nothing but inspiring.
Nathan Young from Misfits
Maybe its an Irish joker thing. (Think Roy in the IT Crowd) but Robert Sheehan is such a genuine scene-stealer, even when he says the most horrendously graphic and insulting things. He’s so quick witted, he’s somehow so incredibly charming but in an obnoxious way, he’s great for TV but you wouldn’t want to know him.
The Doctor (Matt Smith) from Dr Who
I can’t even. I’m just.. at a loss really. I bawled my eyes out when David Tennant ‘died’, and regenerated as Matt Smith. I vowed that I wouldn’t like this new dude with the large forehead ala James van Der Beek. I was going to stay true to Tennant! But by God, from his apple craving, to fish fingers and custard to that wide eyed joy at just living, how could I resist?
Phil Dunphy from Modern Family
Just a loveable goof! He’s so hip, he’s down, and he even knows what WTF stands for – WHY THE FACE. (I completely use that in everyday conversation bee-tee-dub) And he knows the High School Musical dance? Honestly, each scene Ty Burrell plays as Phil Dunphy is just too adorably goofy not to love. His irrational fear of paint? His needing to be a handyman but just not quite being that.. handy? LOVE. HIM.
Leave me a comment; who were YOUR stand-out characters that you loved or hated in 2010?