QUICK QUESTION: Who Are the Most Hateable Characters on TV?

Drama is nothing if not a series of obstacles, and everyone knows the best obstacles are human-shaped. From villains who make heroes' lives harder to characters we as audience members simply can't stand, television is well-stocked with highly hateable individuals! (And that's not even including reality TV personalities).

Out of all the shows currently on the air, which fictional characters do YOU find most impossible to stand? And is it a love-to-hate situation, or is it alllll hate? Here are some options to jog your memory:



King Joffrey from Game of Thrones


Main Offense(s): General brattiness initially, then blood thirstiness, misogyny, and outright sadism.



Pete Campbell from Mad Men


Main Offense(s): Outing some characters, impregnating others, turning secretaries into hookers, and general backstabbery.



Conrad Grayson from Revenge


Main Offense(s): Cold-heartedness, ruthless ambition, and pathological lying.



Agent Kramer from White Collar


Main Offense(s): Um, how about trying to steal away our beloved Neal! (Understandable, but still.)



Lori Grimes from The Walking Dead


Main Offense(s): Well, there was the time she decided she wanted her child to die, but in retrospect WE wanted Carl to die also. No, Lori's here for being dishonest, manipulative, terrible at supervising children, and slightly dense.



LaGuerta from Dexter


Main Offense(s): Being TV's absolute worst law enforcement officer. Her career ambition pretty regularly ruins high-profile murder investigations. Fire this lady already!



Cartman from South Park


Main Offense(s): At this point Cartman's done every terrible thing under the sun, so right now let's just settle on that voice. Good lord does it grate.



Louis Litt from Suits


Main Offense(s): Slipperiness, condescension, and, well, LAWYER-NESS.



Clay from Sons of Anarchy


Main Offense(s): Hypocrisy, bad decision-making, and a poor disposition.



Dan from Veep


Main Offense(s): Scary ambition, ease with evil, and straight-up douchebaggery.



Ellis from Smash


Main Offense(s): Professional eavesdropper and smoothie saboteur. (We're pretty glad this guy will be gone next season.)



Sheri from Touch


Main Offense(s): Bossiness, callousness, custody-stealing-ness, and being a bummer on two legs.



Joy from The Big C


Main Offense(s): Inappropriate man-eating, bragging, and [SPOILER] ill-advised jaywalking.



Dick Roman from Supernatural


Main Offense(s): Being a literal monster, a creepy masochist, and a corn-syrup enthusiast.



Ben Diamond from Magic City


Main Offense(s): Leading the mob, having not one but two mysteriously dead wives, and being an all-around bad guy. That his nickname is "The Butcher" says a lot.



Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones


Main Offense(s): Disloyalty, dishonor, bad decision-making, and unintentional incest-dabbling.



Dana from Homeland


Main Offense(s): Pouting, whining, being difficult, having shady friends, and seeming like an actual teenager.



Josh from Terra Nova


Main Offense(s): Okay, this show is dead but never forget: Josh was the worst.



Sadie from Awkward.


Main Offense(s): Pettiness, jealousy, hypocrisy, and all-around sassery.



Vicki from Community


Main Offense(s): Irrelevance, neediness, and pulling a Leeroy Jenkins during paintball.



Andy Bellefleur from True Blood


Main Offense(s): Being TOO cartoonish on a show that is already basically a live-action cartoon.



Everyone from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia


Main Offense(s): Everything?




YOUR TURN! Which TV characters do YOU find to be most hateable?

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the governor from the walking dead
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Axl from the Middle, god I hate him
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Every Single Character I've ever seen played by Zeljko Ivanek. He's been in a lot of my favorite T.V. shows and I always hate his characters so much.... Every time I see him guest starring in something I cringe. It's not his acting, it's the characters he plays :\
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Batiatus from Spartacus
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Max (Parenthood)



Michael's mom (Burn Notice)
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Forgot about Janice from The Sopranos, watching that again and fuck she's a cunt.
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the most hateable character ever - Jennt Scheckter from The L World
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Now I see the field has opened up...my most hated actor NOT character is, without doubt, David Caruso. Be it TV or a couple of movies, he is the same person in all of them. He is...wait for it...David Caruso. In CSI Miami the only thing different are the sunglasses. Without them he would be lost. With them on or off, talks through the top of his eyes in everything. I think he thinks it makes him look superior. WRONG!
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LaGuerta gets my vote as the worst. I would have voted for King Joffrey but most of his issues are demanded/directed by others in his messd-up family.
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Also...



- Lemon Breeland (and occasionally her father, Brick) from Hart of Dixie

- Lemon's fianc from Hart of Dixie (for being too spineless to put up with her)

- Zoe Hart from Hart of Dixie (for being so weak and silly)



....and come to,think of it, Rachel Bilson for being such a rubbish actress in playing Zoe Hart!
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L love to hate Louis Litt from Suits (great actor)
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Joffrey from Game of Thrones tops my list

Theon from Game of Thrones

Tyler from Revenge

Adrian Pasduar from The Lying Game

The black gay guy in Single Ladies
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You guys forgot the two kids from Necessary Roughness........poor Dr. Dani. I can't with them. Love the show, HATE them. LOL
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I've just started watching Parenthood, and I'd like to add Kristina Braverman to my list.
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Ellis from SMASH



Wilfred from WILFRED



Charles VIII from THE BORGIAS



Stan Larsen from THE KILLING



Fay from THE SECRET CIRCLE



Schmidt from NEW GIRL



Everyone from TERRA NOVA



Ashley from REVENGE
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Come on if you're going to use the Borgias then Giovanni Sforza & Juan Borgia should most definitely make the list.
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Tara (True Blood) I would watch Andy Bellefleur the rest of my life if it meant I never had to see Tara again.
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Jackson (Teen Wolf)



Carl (The Walking Dead)



Elena (The Vampire Diaries)



Marie & Skylar (Breaking Bad)



Sansa (Game of Thrones)



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Add your comment...You put Andy Bellefleur on your list! Say it isn't so?! Tara is obviously worst, and the entire supporting cast of Dexter.
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The all time unfavorite has to be Horatio Kane on CSI Miami. Then, of course we're supposed to hate the doctor on the show that features the hatable doctor. Personally I can't stand the lead character on Closer (very well acted, just abominable); I watched the series for a while, then gave up because she was so basically evil. Lynette Scavo on Desparate Housewives is another basically evil type, a real emasculating bitch, eminently hatable (but very well acted by Felicity Huffman).
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Karen Jackson from Shameless!! That bitch is horrible. I don't even think i can repeat the terrible things she's done on that show.
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Where's Tina Fay??
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Despite King Joffrey's attitude, Sam Gleeson must be given credit for so young an

actor to portray that type. I give him thumbs up on his acting ability.
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True Blood is a live-action porn cartoon.





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Where's the cartoon parts?
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Tyler from Revenge. What a sleaze.
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Joffrey of course from Game of Thrones

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Don't even need to think twice about it... janice from the sopranos
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Wow, yeh. She was definitely in my top list of characters I hated. Especially towards the beginning + middle. I don't recall much about the end other than she started dating whats-his-name.
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Lori from walking dead

is the top of my hate list, why hasn't she died yet?! She is like the biggest hypocrite ever.

Most of the other candidates are suppose to be a villain so if you hate them that means they are doing their job, I hate Joffrey character but also love how evil he can be, and you just expect the worst of him every time because he is suppose to be evil, so his existence doesn't bother me at all.

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Hanks wife and son on Breaking Bad. A useless slut and a fucking cripple, they should have been killed off in the first season.
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I cannot stand Vance from NCIS, the captain on Castle, and Hodges from CSI,
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I like Vance. Not too many people stand up to Gibbs whom I can't stand.
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yeah, that captain on Castle, I can't stand her.
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not overly fond of Hodges from CSI, but I'll take him over that slimy idiot Wolf on CSI:Miami. I keep hoping Horatio will shoot him.
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I decided I hated Horatio so much that I stopped watching the show years ago-his mannerisms and wardrobe-all black in Miami, can we say heat-stroke boys and girls?- drove me crazy.
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This is a very good list. I hate almost all of these characters, but that's a sort of ironic testament to the actor's and actresses' performances (for some of them). It's really hard to choose, but I feel it's a tie between:



Andy from True Blood, King Joffery of Game of Thrones, Pete from Mad Men, Dan from Veep & Theon from Game of Thrones.
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Everybody that is on a reality TV show on bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hmmm, I really hate King Joffrey, but Lori wins this contest. That bitch needs to go!
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Shame on whoever included Cartman and the cast from Always Sunny. Also, can we add whoever's decision it was to bring Olivia and Peter together on Fringe, and the entire cast of Jersey Shore?

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what's wrong with Olivia & Peter, I love them
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Not a character, but Bill Maher from Real Time with Bill Maher.
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YES! "King" Joffrey. Tara+Sookie. Skyler White (Breaking bad). Stacy (drop dead diva). Dana (Homeland). Jake (Touch). Elena (TVD). Kepner (Grey's). Lux (Life Unexpected). Hannah (Girls). Sereeena VDW (Gossip Girl). and so many others.
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1 King Joffrey Game of thrones

2 Lori The walking dead

3 Josh Terra nova
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The French have a term which translates as " the small employee syndrome" and describes that minor employee found in any administration with a little power over something administrative which they use to screw and complicate everyone else's lives. These petty and narrow minded nasty people have such an empty life that their only satisfaction is to see us squirm.I mention this because most of those listed as the most hateable characters fill that slot. I personally find them extremely pathetic and really I tend to ignore them and not play their game.

Then there are the really nasties.like Russel in True Blood and Dick Roman in Supernatural, if these characters could exist. Among those we can actually meet someday there is Pete Campbell fom Mad Men who is that man who looks human but is not. The people I tend to hate myself are fundamentalists in one way or another, those who know they right and wants everyone to agree with their brand of truth. Otherwise, I just leave them to their own devices which usually leads to their comeuppance sooner than later.
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Does anyone else feel sorry for Louis Litt? I mean he was the "bad guy" in the first season, but really he's just there for Spector and Mike to show up and manipulate episode after episode.
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And it's not as if he couldn't improve his situation by developing some...any...moral code (other than "screw everybody else"). He's total slime and doesn't deserve any sympathy.
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Maybe if he didn't look so rodent-like.
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maybe King Joffrey
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Sgt Sally Donovan from Sherlock
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I hate Pam, from Archer... And also Barry.
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How can you forget Ashur from Spartacus.
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For me Joffery is the winner. I can't believe it. Somehow everytime i see him he manages to make me hate him even more. When will it stop??!!
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I'd tell you, but....spoilers.............
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And Tara should without a doubt be on this list!!!!!
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Lori and Peter Campbell!!! ALDKJFALSDKJFASD I HATE THEM!
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I know it's not current, but was there anyone more fun to hate than Wilhelmina in Ugly Betty? (Oh Vanessa, you bring up so many conflicting emotions in me...)
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JOFFERY, LA GUERTA, DANA, THEON GREYJOEY, DICK ROMAN, LOUIS LITT,LORI GRIME & (CARL) FROM WALKING DEAD.
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Haven't seen all the chars, but those I have seen, it would have to be: LaGuerta from Dexter
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To those who say many other from Game of Thrones should be there. People in this world are real people. We don't always see why they do what they do. But, in some cases, we end up understanding their point of view. I know many people now like Jaime in the books as we will understand why he did some of the stuff he did and actually saved many people lives meanwhile. Cersei is also a bit ambitious but not that evil and we'll see there is a prophecy hanging over her head all the time (or we won't).



BUT Joffery! Even George R.R. Martin calls him "That Little Shit". So I will go with him. He is totally fucked up. All wickedness. Even Cersei thinks so, you know half of incestuous children turn up mad in this world like the Mad King and Vaserys!
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Ray Romano`s mom from Everybody Loves Raymond. Absolutely hate that character with all my dark side of the heart. Sometimes, the entire cast of Seinfeld.
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Debra was a horrible C U Next Tuesday of a woman as well. She was so bitchy it was unbelievable.
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I can't say that I hate her, wouldn't want her as a mother in law though but as far as making the show funny though but Frank, yeah, him I really don't like, I'm closer to hating him over Marie.
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Sorry, smorbie, I'm with dumsaint. Marie isn't honest; she'll lie in a flash to hide her motives, or if it gives her a chance to stick a knife in Debra. She's a manipulative (where do you think Ray learned it?), controlling shrill who plays favorites and only loves two things: her reputation as super-mom and her own bloated body.
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I understand your point, but the difference is Marie is set up to be the bad guy, while we are supposed to identify with Raymond.

and Marie may have an agenda, but she is the only character on the show who actually will apologize to the others. And her love/hate relationship with Debra is just because the families live too close. Debra couldn't have survived those children's younger years without Marie. She certainly didn't get any help from lazy, disgusting Raymond.
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While I agree she is manipulative and deceptive... I didn't hate her much.



Honestly, while I really like Ray's brother... he did annoy me at times. He took his "why me" attitude a bit far. And I hated when he was saying it was his house because he bought it for $30k... sorry a house that size in that area for $30k was about as close to "a free house" as you're going to get.
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For me it would be Raymond. Everything about him makes me sick. He's supposed to be cute, I guess. But I find him to be a spineless, manipulative, lying, lazy excuse for a man. Second would be Debra. I actually like his mom. She is the most honest person on the show.
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how can u not like Debra, wow
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