17 Annoying TV Characters Everybody Hates
With a limitless amount of popular television shows on air these days, characters are as diverse as one can imagine. Unfortunately, with this diversity comes the abundance of annoying, downright disliked characters. Here are just a few of the people you love to hate, whether they are just too optimistic, or just downright idiotic.
Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones)
This 'Game of Thrones' character seems to be completely unfit to having any sort of power. She makes rash, impulsive decisions that leave fans wanting to stone her. Even if most are for her family, in a way she ends up being completely counterproductive, annoying fans everywhere.
Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men)
Not even 13-year-old girls seem to be able to whine at life's downfalls as much as 'Two and A Half Men' character Alan Harper. Sure, his wife left him and he pays like mad for it, but its seems nothing else could ever go right because of that. He spends the entire show harping on Charlie or drowning in his own self-pity.
Andrea (Walking Dead)
Doe-eyed stares and the occasional well-aimed shot can't erase how annoying Andrea of 'The Walking Dead' really is. She seems to exist only to make bad choices, betraying the group more than even Shane could. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be a problem anymore.
Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
Self entitlement, spoiled brat, and evil scumbag all join together in a parade of adjectives to describe 'Game of Thrones' character Joffrey Baratheon. It's basically impossible not to find him annoying and downright hatable as he goes through the show being as big of a tyrant as possible. Fortunately, all tyrants fall.
Andy Bernard (The Office)
This 'The Office' character proves that ignorance is annoying, not bliss. Growing up in a life of wealth, he seems completely unable to register that anyone could function with less than the best. He also reacts in ridiculous ways to little situations, like abusing trashcans, office supplies, and punching walls.
Sam Healy (Orange is the New Black)
If the world was just in Orange is the New Black, Sam Healy would be behind bars just like many of the other characters. Not only is he sexist and homophobic, he also turns a blind eye to violence within the prison if he has a grudge against someone. When it's all said and done, Healy is just flat out evil.
Laurel Lance (Arrow)
Laurel Lance is a bit of a conundrum for the show Arrow. The writers can't seem to figure out what they want to do with Laurel or where she fits in with their plans. At first she was a fearless, hard-nosed attorney who went undeterred in goal of making Starling City a better place. Then she turned into an alcoholic damsel in distress. Now she's just kind of there. She's kind of like that old lawn mower, you want to do something with it but, right now it's just taking up space.
Will Schuester (Glee)
Happy, over enthusiastic teachers are common place in high school television shows. However, annoying teachers have nothing on Will Schuester, who risks everything from his future to his marriage for his job while always keeping up with his cheesy speeches and terrible raps. If that wasn't bad enough, his best friends all being students should be.
Piper Chapman (Orange is the New Black)
The main character should always be likable, as it is their job to move the story along. However, in 'Orange Is the New Black,' this heroine doesn't have a likable aspect about her. Whether she is whining about how she doesn't belong in jail or pining over her girlfriend, Chapman absorbs herself in annoying qualities.
Debra Morgan (Dexter)
Ignorance only goes so far, but this 'Dexter' character proved that even the best of the police force can be the dullest. If not noticing her very own brother going about his duties as a mass murder wasn't enough reason to doubt her, her victimized attitude and choice of less-than-worthy boyfriends are. She really just comes off as downright useless.
George Mendez (Orange is the New Black)
The guards in 'Orange Is the New Black' play just as big a part as the inmates, adding to both the comedy and drama. However, Officer Mendez mostly exists to be creepy, harassing female inmates and making inappropriate remarks that aren't even all that funny. Keeping his character involved just makes him all the more annoying now that he exchanged his power for being a lovesick puppy.
Becky Rosen (Supernatural)
The epitome of fan girl comes in the form of Becky Rosen, a side character in the ghost-riddled, cult television show 'Supernatural.' Aside from occasionally accidentally helping out the main characters in ridding an evil spirit, all Becky really does is lose her head over the brothers. Her screechy teenage girl attitude mostly just adds an unnecessary annoyance.
Pete Campbell (Mad Men)
Mad Men is a show full of ruthless and cutthroat business people, but at least they're not slimy and two-faced like Pete Campbell. From his attempts to humiliate Rodger at every turn to his constant whining, Mad Men does a flawless job in making this character one you wished you could punch in the face.
Dana Brody (Homeland)
There's only so much teenage angst we can take and by season two of Homeland, most of us had grown tired of Dana's antics. It got even worse in season three when the show did away with Nicholas Brody, but decided to keep up with her and her troubled relationships with boys on the run.
Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
Sheldon Cooper is an arrogant, selfish, naive and neurotic character that can grind anyone's gears. His once adorable quirks have grown into a tiresome routine that even the other characters on the show won't put up with any more. Let's not even go into his annoying, gigantic ego.
Skylar White (Breaking Bad)
Yes we understand that your husband is one of the biggest meth dealers in the West, but do you have to be so annoying about it? Many people felt like Skylar did nothing but nag the entire time she was on the screen. In fact, people who watched the show thought Skylar was so annoying that the actress that plays Skylar felt the need to defend her character.
Zoe Barnes (House of Cards)
Zoe Barnes is basically the embodiment of everything old people hate most about millennials. She's arrogant, entitled, ungrateful and pushy. There's not a whole lot to like about her.