No television show is ever completely perfect. But maybe the most frustrating of all are those shows that are so close to being perfect if not for that one annoying character. Everything works in complete harmony except for that one crappy sidekick, or sassy kid, or bitchy wife who sticks out like a fart during an Easter sermon.
Speaking of which...
3. Debra Morgan (Dexter)
Debra Morgan, adopted sister of Dexter, has the mouth of an Irish dockworker. She does not say one sentence that doesn't involve the word "fuck." The rest of the time, she's bitching about something, on the verge of a total emotional meltdown which normally results in a crying face that only rivals that of Claire Daines. If you made it through season one, you're going to spend every episode of the remaining eight seasons wishing that the Ice Truck Killer had murdered her. Thank God the series has ended. I'm not sure how much more of Debra I could physically, mentally, and emotionally take. What kind of second-rate cop isn't able to figure out that her own brother, who she sees every day (and is in love with by the way), is a serial killer terrorizing Miami?!
2. Carl Grimes (The Walking Dead)
Oh yeah, I went there. Carl is still alive while so many other (better) characters on the zombie drama have met their demise. He's going to outlive The Rolling Stones to spite me, just you watch. Carl just wants to be a cowboy. And while most of us had the same playful imagination around his age, not all of us had a real revolver and walking target practice in which to live out that fantasy. Sure he lost his dad, had to shoot his mom, is now separated from his new “family”, and was responsible for Dale’s death early on in the show’s run, but shouldn't that leave him in enough hopeless despair to off himself? Is that just too much to ask?
1. Skyler White (Breaking Bad)
Arguably the most hated character in television history, and, yes, I've taken The Iron Sheik into consideration. Before the show ended, Skyler White was so hated, actress Anna Gunn who portrayed her had to write an op-ed piece defending her in The New York Times. How can you defend a character whose husband has cancer so she goes out and fucks her old boss then gives said boss her dying husband's money and proceeds to tell her husband she wishes his cancer returns?