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Added by luuhs on 22 Feb 2013 04:27
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My Favorite Male TV Show Characters

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Average listal rating (398 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
as Doctor Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

Sheldon Cooper is the whole show. Without him, TBBT would suck. Again with the character without social skills and I absolutely love his blunt honesty. He thinks low of all his friends, especially Wolowitz, since he isn’t a Doctor, and believes what he does is the most important thing in the world, when, in reality, we don’t even know in reality what he does (or at least I don’t) and what’s the importance of it, but little does that matter. People say that without Leonard we wouldn’t see the contrast, but, in my opinion, Leonard is the least funny character of the show. I love Sheldon’s jokes, how he obsesses about little things, I think that’s what makes it funny.
as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)

The classic womanizer. His playbook was the funniest thing EVER, it’s amazing the sort of things he would be willing to say and to do just to get a lady. And his classic phrases would be “Suit up” and “It’s gonna be legen… Wait for it… Dary!” . He was, in my opinion, the funniest man in the show, because there’s just no way not to laugh at how obsessive he can be about those one night stands. I think him and Robin are a good couple for I believe them to be fairly similar to one another.
Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)

He’s a newcomer to this list but has already scored really, really high here. Why? Because Daryl is one of those characters who start off as one of those people you think will only be annoying, will add absolutely nothing to the show and will just, overall, be a drag to the group, but as his character developed you just have to change your mind about him, cause, he’s nothing like his brother, and because of his kind actions and such, he’s earned a spot on the group, being even more important to me than Rick’s figure in it. Cause, Rick’s overall motivations always stroke me as selfish, but Daryl on the other hand, I haven’t seen him doing anything for himself or for his benefit, it’s always something for someone else, and those are the qualities I admire about him. Plus, he’s nothing like his brother, Merle. So, I propose a coup and I vote for Daryl as the new leader.
as Dean Winchester (Supernatural)

Oh the Winchester brothers… It’s hard to pick a favorite, but, I’ll go with Dean for it. Why? Because Dean is the natural hunter. Dean was the one who never gave up on that kind of life, and took it as his job to continue what his father had started. Dean is the one to convince others to go with something stupid, that’s totally against all odds, just because he wants to save people. Sure he sometimes makes stupid decisions, and has changed from the person he first was because of everything he’s been through, but I still think he’s interesting. Plus, he’s got AWESOME taste in music! And, I can’t seem to forget about the time he was supposed to be death and someone asked him what was the meaning of life or something like that and he answered: “All we are is dust in the wind.” and the guy was like: “A Kansas song?!”, that made me laugh…
as Eric Northman (True Blood)

When it was rumored the writers could kill off Eric’s character in True Blood due to his “connection” with Sookie I was like: what? No way! You can’t get rid of him! Because, let’s face it, Eric is just about one thousand times more interesting than Bill, and most people thought he was a jerk, but in reality, Bill was the one with a secret agenda. Hey, at least Eric was honest about it and didn’t try to do pretend he was doing something else. I really liked that season was that more about him than about Bill, we should keep that! And, despite being complete void of emotions on the first 2 seasons (or so), lately it’s been shown what he cares about and will fight to protect, proving that he actually does have “feelings”. Also, I’m really glad people cut his hair!
as Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)

I find Game of Thrones a fantastic TV show and book series, and, so far, out of the characters in the show, Tyrion is my favorite guy. He acknowledges his incapacity and for that he has chosen not to look down on himself, but to actually working on doing something he could do, so, he studied and became a very well-read man, knowing maps and strategy. If he can’t fight with a sword, at least he can think and realize what would be the best for him given the situation. And, he can always pay someone to fight in his name, after all, a Lannister always pays their debts.
Average listal rating (244 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
as Jason Stackhouse (True Blood)

Reasons why Jason is more interesting than Bill: 1- Jason can be with a different girl nearly every season, but, has anyone else noticed how he seemed to have fallen in love with each and every one of them? (the ones that lasted longer than an episode, the girl from season 1, who got him high on V, the one from season 2, the Catholic crazy, the werepanther from season 3, Jess on season 5…) And he’s so sweet… 2 – He can be adorably clueless about things, having no idea what’s going on and thinking he’d be able to actually go ahead and kill someone. 3 – he’s the protective kind of guy, but, sometimes (actually, most of the times) he ends up screwing things up. 4 – He wants to be the protective older brother, he’s got the good intentions, but Sookie is generally better off on her own.
Average listal rating (329 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
as Sheriff Graham/Huntsman (Once Upon a Time)

When his character died I was so sad… “/ Why? Because he was, by really, really far, my favorite character around there. He was interesting, charming, had this hot accent and he was a nice person. And, well, let’s see, his competition were Charming, who was in a coma and I still think it’s bland, doctor Hopper, doctor Whale, who wasn’t really much of a character during season 1, Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin, Henry, Grumpy and, later on, Pinochio, so… They’ve pretty much killed the most popular male character around there.
as Sam Winchester (Supernatural)

Sammy… Great instincts, supposed to be even better than Dean at the whole hunting job, but at first, his morals got in the way. He always tried to save everyone, but, just like Dean, a whole lot happened to him and he seems to have lost some of that. Sam was the one with the big dreams, the one to pursue what he really wanted. Of course it all went down the drain because the yellow eyed demon had other plans for him. Sam pretty much balances Dean, with the heart, mercy and such, and while Dean can be ruthless, Sam has the softness, if you know what I mean.
as Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)

Face it, Stephan is boring to tears and without Damon there wouldn’t be a show. I don’t know why people see Stephan as the nice brother, when, really, he was the one who completed Damon’s transition, he was the one known as the ripper and has done atrocious things but claims to have gotten redeemed, but, seriously, that’s just annoying. At least Damon seems more authentic to me. Though selfish, he still values his brother, for reasons I cannot begin to comprehend. And, Elena is a tad more interesting when she’s with him, so, can we push Stephan to the side and let him go? Don’t give me the whole Stelena is meant to be, because, seriously, Damon met Elena before Stephan and he accepts her the way she is, whereas Stephan is just one judgmental whiny b***h.
as Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin/Crocodile/Beast (Once Upon a Time)

Let’s start with the fact I think this man is a fantastic actor. I find it amazing how he can change his way of acting and portraying himself as Mr. Gold, Rumpelstiltskin and the Beast. There are such different aspects of him when playing each of those characters I’m pretty much fascinated. Sure he sort of got stuck with the villain, but I find him much more interesting than many of the lead characters. Mary Margaret/Snow? Boring. David/Charming? Kind of annoying. So, yeah, I want to see more of him and see how his relationship with Belle is gonna develop now.
Average listal rating (215 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
as Julius (Everybody Hates Chris)

Jeez, I loved Julius' personality in that show and the fact that he could pretty much calculate how much everything would cost down to the penny. Like, "you've just wasted 0,72 cents in electricity" (just an example). He was such a frugal person he cut candy in half to give children on Halloween! But, still, he had a big heart, and he wanted to do the right thing for his family, reason why he had so many jobs.
as Gil Grissom (CSI)

Gil, why did you have to leave the show?! “/ He was a smart and dedicated CSI who appeared to have no social life whatsoever outside of the lab for many seasons, until we actually learned he had been having a relationship with Sarah to the side. I sincerely thought he was really convincing at the job he was supposed to play and it was really a shame when he decided to leave. I wish we could get him back, because none of the people who came around to fill his role in it were even slightly as good as him.
as Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)

I’m still waiting, patiently, for Jon’s development as a character. Why? Because I think there’s a lot to him that hasn’t yet been revealed and I want to see what will the relationship between him and his family be like after his father’s death. Will he desert the Wall? Be considered dead by them? Will Catelyn Stark find it in her to forgive him for mistakes he wasn’t even the one to make? Seriously, I think he has so many possibilities it’s hard for me to see what’s coming his way… And, well, I haven’t read that far into the books, so, I don’t know it either.
Average listal rating (422 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
as Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)

Like Blair, Chuck was the show. Without the power couple, there would be no story, nothing to entertain anyone, and Chuck wasn’t even supposed to be that big of a character. Throughout the seasons people really improved Chuck’s sense of style, cause the first two seasons, OMG, what the heck people made him wear? And I loved to see his character’s growth, because in the end, I bet most people were actually cheering for him and Blair. “Villains” turned into good guys, perhaps?
as Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men)

Face it, Two and a Half Men SUCKS without him. It’s clear the show was made for him and even Alan was funnier when Charlie was around. The part was made for him, especially because he sort of didn’t have to act at all. He was that sort of person, and there’s just NO show without him. Ashton Kutcher can’t fill the space left by Charlie and Alan just can’t be a romantic adviser. Like, at all!
as Captain James Hook (Once Upon a Time)

After Graham died, I was upset and actually did stop watching the show for a while. But then, for season 2 they’ve decided to bring in Hook… And, well, oh-la-la, if this actor wants a tip, keep the whole pirate look going on because it SO works for him! I find him so interesting with his even insane drive for revenge against the “Crocodile” and oh, I think he adds a lot to the show, because most of the characters around there (apparently except for the lead ones) have both a good and a bad side, like Crocodile/Beast, Huntsman with a heart, so, I’m eager to see what’s gonna happen… So, producers, can we keep him? Please?
Average listal rating (87 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
as Doctor Rajesh Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)

I adore Raj and his selective mutism. Hahaha… It’s so funny when Penny is in the room and he has to whisper in Howard’s ear so he could pass on the message or anything like it. It’s hilarious when Leonard’s mom analyzes the their relationship and the fights Raj and Wolowitz have, cause they really look like a couple. It’s also funny cause Raj is the romantic type and cries watching Bridget Jones and that sort of movie, but, when he drinks, he can be a complete jerk. Hence Wolowitz bachelor party…
Average listal rating (1082 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
as Doctor Gregory House (House)

House is the kind of character you either love or hate. Because he’s sarcastic, he plays people, and, by pretty much any standards, he’s an ass. But, he’s fantastic at what he does, and, I like the way he puts the Doctors under his supervision to think and not just give them the answer to something already, I think this makes his team better doctors. Sure what he does isn’t always according to the law, but, he makes it work. I’m glad him and Wilson still ended up as friends, because House messed with his life in every way possible, though I wish I could have seen him and Cuddy working things out or, him and that woman he’d married for the green card, I liked her too, just can’t seem to remember her name.
as Castiel (Supernatural)

At first I didn’t like Castiel much… But then… Have I mentioned I like socially inept characters just yet? Because, yeah, they are my thing. And I would just love how he could be completely clueless about things, showing up out of nowhere and disappearing just as fast… It was heartbreaking when he betrayed Dean… Because, seriously, he had became like a third brother, for Dean to lose faith in Castiel like that, it was hard… I still hope he makes it back for this season (I’d stopped watching a few episodes ago, so, if he does, please, don’t tell me), because I’d like to see the three of them bonding again and Cass being Cass.
as Brick Heck (The Middle)

Why Brick you’re probably wondering, and I’ll explain… Despite the weird name, I think Brick is the most interesting character of the show. I have a little bit of a thing when it comes to socially inept characters and I can relate to the bookworm thing he’s got going on. I so wanted to punch Axl for telling him how the series of books he’d spent most of his life reading ended… My sister tried to do the same thing with me with Harry Potter, and I found that ridiculously outraging! He’s also OCD, and my favorite episode with him was the one in which he was talking to the counselor and trying to understand why he had to socialize with people his own age if that was to prepare him to adulthood in which he would have to socialize with other adults and he argued that he already found it easier to relate to the grownups so, that wouldn’t be a problem, to which the counselor had no answer to.
Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
as Ezra Fitzgerald (Pretty Little Liars)

Out of the Pretty Little Liars boyfriends, to me he was the most adorable one. He gave up his entire career just so he could be with the girl he liked. He’s smart, willing to help, though most completely clueless as in to what’s going on in Aria’s life, and because of that he always tends to be someone harmed in the process. It’s also admirable that he walked out on his very, very rich family so he could build a name of his own, so, I applaud his attitude.
Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
as Nolan Ross (Revenge)

Nolan is a sweet guy who’s kind of a nerd and is Emily’s personal sidekick, and, although he’s willing to do a lot for her, he’s the one who always ends up in trouble because of it. Getting involved with the wrong people, getting beaten up, then having to sell his company in order so Emily could be safe… Really, everyone would love to have a friend who’s willing to give up everything he’d ever achieved with his hard work and sacrifice just to help you out. Plus, he’s one of those people you can call day or night to spy on the ones you’re trying to get rid of, hack into someone’s phone or computer, offer money when needed… Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be friends with that guy?
as Freddie Mclair (Skins)

Every girl just dreams of having someone who would love her as much as Freddie loved Effy. Seriously, there isn’t anything more that needed to be said rather than this, but, Freddie is like the greatest guy EVER. He still loved her even though she messed up things in unimaginable ways, sleeping with his best friend and such, and mostly because she was scared of what she could feel for him.
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Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
as Chuck/Charles Bartowski/Charles Carmichael (Chuck)

Socially inept and geeky guys are my sort of thing, noticed? So, Chuck… He works for something called the “Nerd Herd”, so, what could you expect? Chuck is pretty naive, with a good heart and just a will to try to help with things that ends up backfiring because he always gets people into trouble, because he constantly ignores the warning “Stay in the car”, given by both Casey and Sarah. But Chuck is adorable, and there’s no way anyone can like not like him, because he’ll go through anything to keep his family safe and help his friends.
as Jefferson/Mad Hatter (Once Upon a Time)

Season one, he showed up in a single episode and it wasn’t really all that interesting. But then, people decided to give him more of a chance during season 2. Sure, him as the Mad Hatter is a bit shady, but, he’s got this whole thing inside in which he mostly did the things he did in order to protect his daughter that’s really cute, so, eventually, you have to end up liking him. I’m also eager to see what’s planned for his future on the show now that he and his little girl have been reunited.
as Seeley Booth (Bones)

Sense of humor, funky ties, heart of gold. I don’t think that’s ever the first thing you’d think about when you think of an FBI agent, but, well, that’s Booth! He helps solve murders, he’s willing to take bullets for other people (like much before him and Bones got together, “well I’m hot blooded, check it and see…” – and it always seems to end up badly when they sing this song), he, along with Angela, help balance Bones, in his case, with his religious beliefs that are so against what Brennan believes in. And, come on, admit it, you also wanted to see him and Bones together! Like 99% of the people who watch the show had been longing for that! Plus, I can sort of relate to the coulrophobia…
Average listal rating (357 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
as Joey Tribbiani (Friends)

It was amazing how Joey’s lack of knowledge could turn something like abysmal into a compliment. “Joey Tribbiani’s acting was abysmal”, and he was happy thinking he’d done a great job. You gotta laugh at that… He’s a gullible character but you gotta love him for his big heart and will to help his friends and family. Let’s not forget to mention when he locked Chandler in a box for stealing his girlfriend… Hahaha… PS: “JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!”
as Alcide (True Blood)

Is it just me or the guy characters in True Blood are just much more interesting than the girl ones? (Except for Jessica) First time I saw Alcide I was like: I like him, can we please keep him? And he’s just one more character with more interesting struggles than Bill. Going against a pack, Debbie, his father (which I’m waiting to be developed), will him and Sookie end up happening (please no, thank you Eric for what you’ve done! Hahaha)? His protective instincts, morals… Seriously, I really like him.
Average listal rating (1189 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
as Eddard "Ned" Stark (Game of Thrones)

Ned’s loyalty is probably (spoiler) what got him killed. Not the other way around, because his loyalty did not lie with the Lannisters, but with his best friend. I was really, really shocked when he died because when you watch a show, you’re not exactly expecting the main person to die, but then I found out that’s what R.J. Martin is all about, killing the characters you get attached to. Once I saw something in which he said something along the lines his sole purpose in life was to crush his readers’ spirits… Well, good job then!
Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
as Glenn (The Walking Dead)

Glenn is always the guy willing to go on errands, risking his life, in order to get things the group or a person may need. He’s gotten used to go in and out of places without getting noticed, and I really feel like throughout the seasons he’s gotten better as a fighter. I also like that he’s managed to find someone despite all the chaos. To me, he’s a great character with a heart of gold. The kind of person you go to whenever you need something. Oh, he’s also like a walking GPS, always knowing better paths to take and planning things in order to make an errand a bit easier.
Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
as Colonel Casey/Alex (Chuck)

Casey is the most “business only” kind of guy from the show. He’s been given that mission and he pretty much refuses to let anything get in his way, feelings, friends or what-the-not. Throughout the show Casey ends up developing more of those and becoming a more approachable character, thus stern. I think it was nice how they kept him as a serious man throughout the entire show.
Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
as Marshall Erichsen (How I Met Your Mother)

Marshall, the stamp tramp, always trusting everyone, always the loyal friend, and his love for Lily are the most adorable things ever. He may not be the funniest, but he’s got his moments, and him and Lily are amazing together. Despite the ups and downs of his career and love life (hence when he and Lily broke up) he always knew exactly what he wanted to do, and, well, you gotta admire that, right?
as Howard Wolowitz (The Big Bang Theory)

What’s funny about Howard? The fact that he’s a major geek and somehow still thinks he’s some sort of womanizer, plus, the turtlenecks! He’s always trying to get some and, around 90% of the time, he gets nothing. I find surprising how he actually managed to find someone and not try to hit on everything else that moves. His relationship with his mother is kinda disturbing though, but I think the woman is funny, wish to see her face one day at the show. Let’s not forget the episode in which he dances in DDR, cause that dance was just so hilarious!
Average listal rating (181 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
as Maxxie (Skins)

I like the fact that he never doubted who he was, his sexuality or anything like that. He even refused getting together with Tony when he was just being a jerk like he always was. I find him a confident character, and, most importantly, sure of who he was and what he wanted to do. It was nice that by the end of his generation on the show he went to London in order to be able to pursue his dream.
as Mickey Aldrin - Lily's father (How I Met Your Mother)

Man, I love the games he makes! Seriously, there’s no way you won’t laugh at that. Thanksgiving episode in which Lily comes to forgive him, but before refuses to let him in and when Marshall closes the door on him to try to talk Lily into it he goes like “I’m okay, I’ve got Disease!” one of his fabulous games and I was like LOL. And after that he created the family friendly game “Slap bet”, based on the bet Marshall and Barney had made a couple years back. Seriously, every time this guy shows up something happens. He shuts down all power from the house to avoid leaving, he bangs Marshall’s mother… Seriously, it’s like disaster 100% of the times.
Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
as Jake Armstrong (The Secret Circle)

Chris Zylka was the most interesting guy character from that show (not that that says a whole lot...). Most of the times you were caught wondering whether he was the good or the bad guy, whether he had found redemption and he really liked Cassie or whether he was just playing. But, since the show’s been cancelled, I don’t think we’ll ever know where that could have gone. Personally I would have liked to see him and Cassie together, but towards the end of season one Cassie had became so boring I don’t know how that would have been… He’s got a protective and caring side though, just, you know, buried underneath.
Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
as Lafayette (True Blood)

Lafayette is the one with the biggest sense of humor of the show in my opinion. He’s got his own demons that he’s just beginning to face, and I think there will still be much more of that to come, but I also think that’s what makes him interesting. That and the comebacks he has every now and then. Unlike many of the characters of the show, Lafayette seems to be the only one who’s scared of, well, Eric, for example, and doesn’t put up a strong face when it comes to it. He’s a proud coward, maybe? Still, I find it funny.
Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
as Sam Merlotte (True Blood)

Yet another character who’s more interesting than Bill, for crying out loud. Sam sometimes has so many problems it makes us wonder how in the world he makes it. He’s always so nice to others, putting up with Tara and her awful moods, Sookie and her disappearances, Arlene’s dramas, that, he just has to be the best boss ever! And, that doesn’t even mention his love life just yet, cause, when he seems to find someone, he’s gotta go through a whole lot of trouble just to be able to keep it. I’m cheering for you, guy… Oh, and there’s also the fact that he ended up killing his blood brother… Talk about feeling remorse…
as Doctor Robert Chase (House)

Why Chase? Because Chase had a complicated history with his parents and though being a womanizer, he ended up finding love in Cameron. I was sad when their marriage didn’t work out (come again, Jennifer Morrison, why did you have to leave the show?), and I think the first team House had was the best, with Foreman wanting to do everything according to the rules, Cameron being the one with the heart and Chase being the one with potential. After Cameron left I was part of the group who wanted to see Chase and Thirteen together… I think they would make a kick ass relationship! Hehehe…
Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
as Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother)

Despite the story being about Ted, to me, he’s the weakest character of the bunch. He’s got his moments, and I always love college time Ted, but he can be more of a lady than Robin and Lily sometimes. I admire his qualities of being a great friend and giving up the woman he loved (or thought he loved anyway) in behalf of his friends, because he knew she just wouldn’t be happy with him, and knew Barney really loved her, so, I think you gotta love him for that!
Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
as Greg Sanders (CSI)

The lab tech turned into CSI. I like him because he can be kind of a nerd and he’s so into the history of the place where he lives, of times in which he wasn’t even born, with gangsters and what-the-not that I find fascinating (might be cause I’m kinda into history…). He seems to know more than people who were actually there, and I like this side of him. Plus, although seeming pretty nerdy, he’ll never beat Ho (other lab tech) to it, but this other one I just find kind of annoying, the know-it-all kind.

From the TV shows I watch, these are my favorite guys.

Done! (For now at least. Maybe I'll eventually find other characters to love... xP)

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