All you need is hate: TV characters that get under your skin
So ... following our hatefest with "Son of a Preacher Jan" a few posts below, this lighthearted "24 TV Characters Who Just Turn You Off" photo gallery from Entertainment Weekly readers seems pretty timely.
While I can't agree with the inclusion of Miss Piggy (really? hate for a Muppet?) or Brian Hackett (don't ever disparage "Wings" in my presence), some of the listed actors/actresses/characters definitely annoy (cough, Ellen Pompeo, cough) even though I've never watched their shows.
Among the more interesting suggestions from "EW" readers:
Ross from "Friends" (David Schwimmer): "Ross is by far the TV character I have hated the most. Whiny, pathetic, almost never funny — and yet somehow still unsympathetic."
Carrie Bradshaw from "Sex and the City" (Sarah Jessica Parker): "I think Carrie Bradshaw, Meredith Grey, and Ally McBeal can all go in one jar together and be placed on an island for no one to hear from again."
Squidward from "SpongeBob SquarePants": "The one TV character I really don't like is Squidward Tentacles, from SpongeBob SquarePants. I mean, he is so egotistical, arrogant, self-centered, snobbish, and grumpy! Who would put a guy like that in a show involving a cheerful, happy guy. I even like the tiny, one-eyed evil green thing."
Dawson Leery from "Dawson's Creek": (James Van Der Beek): "Even as a 13-year-old I thought he was whiny, manipulative, and self-obsessed, especially given that every single one of his friends had a far harder life than he did. I was so disappointed when the show didn't end in his death."
Lauren Conrad from "The Hills": "It may not be a true ''TV character,'' but she tries to portray the innocent, perfect, never-at-fault girl, and it comes off holier-than-thou and shallow. Get a life, please!"
Ooh, that LC one is gonna burn Boyd up good! She'll scratch your eyes out if you come at homegirl too strong! ROWR!
So, blog readers ... care to share with us which TV character you absolutely can't stand? Can be reality TV or otherwise. We don't care. The Channel Surfing crew will chime in soon depending on whether we get another overkill appearance from Jan on tonight's "Office." There's only so much hate to spread around, you know.