If there is one thing which never fails to start an argument, it has to be the worst characters ever to grace our television screens. Numerous casting directors have continued to improve a series by introducing new characters. However, there were times when they were incorrect. Many people believe that these are some of the characters who have been ruined by otherwise excellent television shows! We sincerely hope that your personal favorite isn’t on this list.
Cindy – Three’s Company
Cindy Snow was introduced to us in the fifth season of Three’s Company during a dramatic plotline. Because Suzanne Somers had recently left the show, the producers tried to make up for it by casting Jenilee Harrison in the role of Cindy. More than anything else, her portrayal as an obnoxious and sassy blonde irritated fans. She later got a better part in Dallas.
Randy Pearson – That ’70s Show
Many fans of That ’70s Show despised the addition of this character in the eighth season. Josh Meyers created Randy Pearson to replace the main cast staple Eric when Topher Grace left the show. Throughout the season, the character dated Donna and worked at the record store alongside Hyde. He was compared to Kelso and Eric, both of whom had left the show.
Seven – Married… With Children
Seven was such a reviled character that he was later reincarnated as a missing person whose image was placed on a milk carton. He was the seventh child of Zemus Wanker and Ida Mae. Isn’t it fitting that he made an appearance in Married… with Children’s seventh season? He was even more annoying than a typical young boy, according to viewers. Fans despised the character to the point where the producers decided to kill him off in the middle of the season. He pretended not to want to leave after visiting his neighbor.
Nellie Bertram – The Office
Catherine Tate made her first appearance on The Office as a guest in the seventh season, but we didn’t learn much about her until the following season. Andy was let go primarily due to her personality! Not only that, but she was an outsider who would have made an awful boss. We must admit that the actress did an excellent job portraying the character. Fans began to warm up to her after she and Andy reconciled in the ninth season. However, by that point, it was too little, too late.
Ted Mosby – How I Met Your Mother
The main character in How I Met Your Mother is Ted Mosby. He was brought to life by Josh Radnor, but a lot of people despised him! He not only took nine years to share a single story, but he also got away with a lot on the show. Viewers also criticized his character for being too cheesy and sensitive. “The type of guy that guys can’t stand—and women can’t either,” TV Over Mind’s Aiden Mason said.
Wesley Crusher – Star Trek: The Next Generation
For the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher was a regular character. Due to the fans’ negative reaction, he only made sporadic appearances for the next three years. In a show like this, viewers simply did not buy into the “genius kid” trope. To be fair, it appeared that the writers were unable to communicate effectively with young people.
Nikki And Paolo – Lost
Nikki and Paolo are one of the “Worst TV Couples Ever,” according to E! Online. Fans despised these Lost characters because their plot did not fit in with the rest of the cast. The show is already perplexing, so this only added to the confusion. The con artist and actress only briefly appeared on the show before being paralyzed and buried alive. The writers hoped that they could be redeemed, but this did not happen.
Priya Koothrappali – The Big Bang Theory
Aarti Mann played raj’s younger sister on The Big Bang Theory. Season 4’s main antagonist, according to many fans, is her. She was a corporate lawyer who was despised by the fans from the moment she first appeared on the show. Part of it stems from her betrayal of Leonard. In the seventh episode of Season 5, the breakup occurred.
Cousin Oliver – The Brady Bunch
Robbie Rist played Cousin Oliver on The Brady Bunch. However, the character was so reviled that it became known as “Cousin Oliver Syndrome.” This term refers to a young character introduced to an old show and is tasked with shaking things up. Unfortunately, many people believe that typecasting only lowers the quality of shows. Oliver acted as if he were a human disaster magnet. He caused a slew of issues and threw the series off balance.
Stephanie Mills – All In The Family
Following that, we have another child character who was disliked by the audience. Stephanie Mills was introduced in All in the Family as Archie Bunker’s niece. Her alcoholic father abandoned her and left her on their front porch. Unfortunately, her tragic backstory did not endear her to fans. People believed she had ruined the family dynamic. On the other hand, some viewers thought she was a good way to counter Archie’s liberal views.
Emily – Friends
Emily was a popular character on Friends. This didn’t last long, though, as fans assumed she was stealing Ross from Rachel. When he addressed her as “Rachel” during the vows, the couple was about to tie the knot! Because she was unreasonable and jealous, fans were relieved when the relationship ended. She didn’t just want him to join her in London; she also wanted him to cut ties with the rest of the gang.
Nathan Riggs – Grey’s Anatomy
According to Ellen Pompeo, many fans despised this character because it was poorly conceived. For a long time, her love interest was Patrick Dempsey’s character. According to fans, Nathan Riggs appeared on the show far too soon. The character was played by Martin Henderson, though the timing could have been better. Later, the actress stated that ABC erred in doing so. In 2017, they released him to be with his fiancée and start a new life with her.
Billie – Charmed
Kaley Cuoco was a fan favorite on The Big Bang Theory. In fact, she rose to prominence in the television industry as a result of that role! Unfortunately, Penny did not have the same appeal as Billie in Charmed. The actress made her first appearance in the eighth season’s first episode. She possessed telekinesis and projection, in addition to basic witch abilities. Fans disliked her from the start, but things deteriorated after reuniting with her sister and joining the dark side.
Reagan Lucas – New Girl
Megan Fox played Reagan Lucas on New Girl. Fans openly despised the character and blamed her for Nick’s “gross behavior.” The truth is that this is incorrect. Reagan, on the other hand, vanished from the show following her breakup with Nick. Their inability to express emotions played a role in their breakup. She was portrayed as a cool, confident woman with a no-nonsense demeanor. While Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave, the actress guest-starred on the show.
Dawn Summers – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn Summers was Buffy’s sister. She was a potential slayer herself, as played by Michelle Trachtenberg. Fans, however, did not bring them to her. They thought her introduction upset the status quo because she appeared unexpectedly in the fifth season and played an important role in the storyline. Furthermore, they found her annoying because she was always complaining. In retrospect, she was clearly attempting to step out of her sister’s shadow!
Castiel – Supernatural
We are confident that many people will object to his inclusion on the list. During the fifth season, Castiel became a regular on the show. Fans disliked certain actions taken by the character. For starters, remember that he absorbed the Leviathans’ souls and declared himself God. There was also “Casifer,” the Castiel who allowed Lucifer to take over this body. Fans were outraged that he agreed to such a destructive thing.
Ramsay Bolton – Game Of Thrones
According to The Atlantic, this character was “the worst on television.” A quick poll confirmed this as well. His crimes were deemed outrageous not only in the fantasy series but also in real life. Let us not forget that he tortured Theon Greyjoy to the point where he lost half his weight and turned his hair white, giving him the appearance of an older man. Unfortunately, it appeared that the actor’s hatred for the character had translated into hatred for the actor.
Criss Chros – 30 Rock
Chris Chros first appeared on the show in the episode “Idiots Are People Two!” People thought Liz Lemon, played by James Marden, could do better. They weren’t wrong about that. The protagonist was a hot dog vendor who studied ethnomusicology in high school. There was a lot of backlash on Twitter when he joined the cast. On the other hand, fans thought it was good to pair her with someone who wasn’t overly ambitious.
Marc Brendanawicz – Parks And Recreation
It’s no secret that many Parks and Recreation fans adore Leslie Knope. This is most likely why they disliked Mark Brendanawicz, who appeared on the show for the first two seasons. The city planner was brought to life by Paul Schneider. Despite Leslie’s strong feelings for him, he dismissed her and went on to date her best friend! Many viewers were relieved when the character left the show at the end of the second season. According to the actor, he left due to “creative differences” about how his character should be written.
Scrappy Doo – Scooby-Doo
When Scooby-ratings Doo began to fall in the 1970s and 1980s, Hanna-Barbera added Scrappy Doo to the cast. He was our favorite great Dane’s nephew, and he actually helped boost the ratings in the beginning. Fans, on the other hand, grew tired of this animated puppy. They made him the main villain in the Scooby-Doo live-action adaptation.
Cole Aaronson – Scrubs
Scrubs’ Cole Aaronson seemed tailor-made to be despised by fans. Dave Franco portrayed him as a snobbish and disrespectful intern who got the job solely because of his parents. After all, they did construct the hospital! On top of that, he was always hitting on Denise and claiming that he could get away with it because of his parents’ influence. Despite his funny lines, he served as a comedic foil for the rest of the cast. Fans despised him, but he did provide many laughs!
Madison ‘Badison’ Murphy – Orange Is The New Black
Because of Madison’s hatred, the Orange Is the New Black fandom has come together. She is described as “the most annoying character on television” by The Guardian. Meanwhile, Screen Rant stated that it was a “casting decision that harmed the show.” The character, also known as “Badison,” was introduced as a villain during the sixth season. On the show, there were villains that everyone seemed to despise, but she outdid them all!
Screech – Saved By The Bell: The College Years
During the first season of Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Dustin Diamond played Screech. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the show’s only season. Originally a fan favorite in the original series, his college incarnation sparked outrage among fans. It was later revealed that the actor was well aware of the situation. In an interview in 2000, he stated that the writers intended to “destroy” the character.
Declan Porter – Revenge
In Revenge, Declan Porter was introduced as Jack’s younger brother. Furthermore, he was Charlotte Clarke’s boyfriend and had turned down Amanda’s romantic advances. He always encouraged his older brother, Emily, to date. He was killed in a bombing attack shortly after learning that he and Charlotte were expecting a child. Even though he had a tragic story, fans were unconcerned about his death because he was already disliked.
Hades – Once Upon A Time
In Once Upon a Time, Greg Germann played Hades. He wreaked havoc on the show as he attempted to reclaim the title of King of the Underworld. He made his first appearance in the fifth season’s twelfth episode. He pretends to love her because he believes he can make his plan work. It’s a good thing she realized what was going on before it was too late. Finally, she killed him by inserting a crystal into his body!
Lila West – Dexter
We doubt anyone liked Lila West when she was with the protagonist because she was evil and insane. Fans were ecstatic when she died, but they did not enjoy the second season because of her. In any case, Dexter got rid of her by killing her somewhere far away. Digital Spy described the character, as played by Jamie Murray, as an “unhinged mistress.” While fans defended her as an antagonist, some people objected to her being the main character’s love interest.
Maya Herrera – Heroes
Maya Herrera didn’t exactly ruin the show, but she did have an odd superpower! Her ability was to instill a lethal poison in any nearby human. Whenever she did this, her eyes would turn black, and a stream of black tears would flow from them. People in her vicinity die as a result of the same symptom. She needed her twin brother’s assistance to deactivate her superpower, which erupted whenever she was stressed. When her power was taken away, she was reduced to the status of a plot device.
April Nardini – Gilmore Girls
According to the AV Club, this was the “worst thing” that had ever happened on Gilmore Girls. Luke and Lorelai had a falling out over her, but she was his daughter! Vanessa Marano, who played her, stated that she disliked the character because it caused the couple to split up. Despite her displeasure, she continued to play the role because she knew it would help her career. It was critical for her not to “care” that the show’s fans despised her.
Andy Bernard – The Office
Andy Bernard, played by Ed Helms, was a fantastic character until the ninth season. You could argue that Nellie Bertram is to blame because she ruined his life, but he was undeniably unlikable in the ninth season. He left Erin after chasing her down in Florida and being fired as a result. He then went on a boat trip and abandoned the entire team to become an actor-singer, even though he was terrible at it…
April Rhodes – Glee
When it comes to April Rhodes, Gleeks are divided. She was a former star who came into the club to assist it. She appeared in the show’s first two seasons. Fans found her repulsive and repulsive. The New York Times agreed, calling her an “inconsistent” character. They thought it was odd that her inclusion in the Glee Club was justified because she had not completed high school.
Anna – One Tree Hill
Except for Anna Taggaro, fans adored the entire cast of One Tree Hill. Unfortunately, the writers made her a flat character with no “heart or humor,” according to Screen Rant. She failed to impress viewers, which was unfortunate given that she was one of the few LGBTQ+ characters. Not only did she and Lucas have no chemistry, but she was also not a good friend to Peyton. She was unrelatable, which is why fans were relieved when she vanished mid-series.
Joffrey – Game Of Thrones
Joffrey must be one of the most despised. He is a selfish, spoiled brat who rose to the position of king. Consider your typical child bully elevated to the position of King of the Country. He was an annoying character at first, but he evolved into a murderer. Many people, including Sansa Stark, breathed a sigh of relief when Olenna Tyrell finally poisoned him at his own wedding.
Jenny Humphries – Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl’s Jenny Humphries was not a fan favorite. All of the characters were annoying, but none was more so than this one. This is why few people could put up with her bad behavior. On top of that, she kept repeating the same pattern. First, she would do something that would cause her family to become estranged from her. When she realized she had been wrong, she came to her senses and made amends.
3J – Family Matters
On Family Matters, Orlando Brown portrayed Jerry Jamal Jameson, also known as 3J. He later became a meth addict. Many fans thought he was disrespectful and rude because he showed no gratitude to the family despite taking him in. According to Culture, he was an “annoying character” who was only there to “boost ratings.” When he first appeared in season eight, viewers were taken aback. It had devolved into “The Steve Urkel Show,” and it was canceled by season nine before 3J reached its conclusion.
Nicky And Alex – Full House
We agree that Alex and Nicky Katsopolis were both adorable, but they were not the best Full House characters. Without the subtitles, you couldn’t understand them! Furthermore, they had little to do with the main plot. They were Uncle Jesse’s children, but not as bad as Michelle Tanner. Michelle misbehaved and tampered with his musical instruments. While she was adorable, many people believed she behaved worse than their own parents would have allowed.
Gertrude – Frasier
Gertrude Moon was not intentionally made to be likable. While staying with Daphne and Niles, she was an overbearing guest who overstayed her welcome. She managed to get a job at a café, but everyone despised her. Millicent Martin, a British actress, played her to perfection, but the character was written as whiny and domineering. Her fans thought she was far too one-dimensional.
Dana Brody – Homeland
Dana Brody of Homeland received a lot of flak from the internet as well. According to The Daily Beast, she is “TV’s most annoying character.” Morgan Saylor played her as a whiny adolescent who claimed she wanted to “provoke fans.” People thought she was annoying because she always had the same expression on her face. Buzzfeed even compiled a list of her expressions, which all appeared to be the same!
Janine – Friends
Janine was introduced as Joey’s roommate. Fans disliked her even though she only appeared in five episodes of the fifth season. To be fair, she did attempt to divide the group by stating that she did not want him around Chandler and Monica once they began dating. He was too “blah,” she said, and she was too loud.
Marina Nunier – Elite
Elite is a relatively new Spanish high school drama series. Marina Nunier Osuna is not one of the show’s most popular characters. She meets Samuel, but their relationship ends when he realizes the child’s father is actually his brother. Fans, as you might expect, thought she was too sneaky. Unfortunately, it didn’t matter because she died in the end.
Paige Jennings – The Americans
According to NJ.com, Paige Jennings was “the most despised character” on The Americans. In a spy show, the least liked character happens to be the main characters’ teen daughter. Maybe her fans don’t like her ugly sweaters and jeans. If not that, perhaps it’s how she lists her accomplishments when no one asks. This show is a critical darling, but it did not fare well in the ratings.
Dr. Jo Wilson – Grey’s Anatomy
We can’t deny that Jo Wilson kept her cool in several scenes. However, there were far too many instances when she was simply not. She found it difficult to express her emotions and bottled them up. Many fans found her annoying as a result. Did you know Camilla Luddington, who played her, also played Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider games?
Hazel Wassername – 30 Rock
Liz Lemon, who played Hazel Wassername in 30 Rock, said that Kristen Schaal’s character was “just another weird page,” and she already had one. Kenneth was introduced as a side character to spice things up, but fans weren’t done with him yet. Hazel’s desire to have Liz all to herself didn’t help matters. EW launched a campaign to fire her and rehire Kenneth! She was a regular on the show for two seasons.
Marie – Breaking Bad
Marie Schrader has to be one of Breaking Bad’s most vexing characters. People thought she was pretentious, neurotic, and unsettling. She also thought she was better than others, although she was a kleptomaniac. Some people seem to find this more annoying than dealing meth, but oh well! Many people thought it was bizarre that she told Walt to end his life.
Tori – Saved By The Bell
Tori made an appearance on Saved by the Bell in the fifth season. How vexing was she? So, Funny or Die made a skit in which the character inquires why she was not invited to the reunion special. The only reason for this was because her fans disliked her. Leanna Creel was supposed to replace Tiffani Thiesen and Elizabeth Berkley, but let’s just say it wasn’t a popular choice.
Andrea – The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead had a high turnover rate, which explains why fans disliked many characters. Backstories were rarely revealed to fans. Andrea (Laurie Holden) is one such example. She appeared in many scenes with overs, and fans thought she was annoying and didn’t contribute much. After the third season, she was fired by the producers. The actress stated that she felt “like [she] got shot.”
CJ – 8 Simple Rules
David Spade joined the cast of 8 Simple Rules in 2004. C.J., Cate Hennessy’s nephew, was played by him. He was always getting into mischief and giving his cousins bad advice. On the show, the character got into a lot of mischiefs. It’s difficult to say whether fans disliked the actor or the character. Even though he deviated from the typical sitcom format, the novelty wore off quickly.
Sherloque Wells – The Flash
Sherloque Wells was such a divisive character that fans started a “Sherloque hate post.” On the show, he played Harrison’s doppelganger. Many fans thought he was far too one-dimensional, especially for the main antagonist. Not to mention that he revealed Nora’s secret to the entire crew. According to Digital Spy, even Cavanagh, the actor, expressed “doubts” about the character’s longevity.
Kennedy – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
It was wonderful to see Willow fall in love again after losing Tara, but it’s a shame it had to be with Kennedy. This potential slayer was rude and arrogant, but the writers most likely didn’t flesh her out enough. He made the first move with Willow, but fans were surprised to see her reciprocate his feelings. After all, he and Tara shared nothing. Her arrogance, according to fans, was unjustified.
Cousin Rose – Downton Abbey
Rose kept Lord Sinderby’s adultery a secret because it was “totally against the rules of feminism,” as Gretchen Wieners of Mean Girls put it. Cousin Rose did not appear in the film because she had moved to New York. Lily James, who played the role, stated that she was not in the film because there was “no space.” We do know that she married Atticus and went on a honeymoon to Venice. Even on the show, the character was unpopular. Mrs. Hughes even admitted that she was not a true “lady.”