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:
Main Offense(s): General brattiness initially, then blood thirstiness, misogyny, and outright sadism.
Main Offense(s): Outing some characters, impregnating others, turning secretaries into hookers, and general backstabbery.
Main Offense(s): Cold-heartedness, ruthless ambition, and pathological lying.
Main Offense(s): Um, how about trying to steal away our beloved Neal! (Understandable, but still.)
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.
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!
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.
Main Offense(s): Slipperiness, condescension, and, well, LAWYER-NESS.
Main Offense(s): Hypocrisy, bad decision-making, and a poor disposition.
Main Offense(s): Scary ambition, ease with evil, and straight-up douchebaggery.
Main Offense(s): Professional eavesdropper and smoothie saboteur. (We're pretty glad this guy will be gone next season.)
Main Offense(s): Bossiness, callousness, custody-stealing-ness, and being a bummer on two legs.
Main Offense(s): Inappropriate man-eating, bragging, and [SPOILER] ill-advised jaywalking.
Main Offense(s): Being a literal monster, a creepy masochist, and a corn-syrup enthusiast.
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.
Main Offense(s): Disloyalty, dishonor, bad decision-making, and unintentional incest-dabbling.
Main Offense(s): Pouting, whining, being difficult, having shady friends, and seeming like an actual teenager.
Main Offense(s): Okay, this show is dead but never forget: Josh was the worst.
Main Offense(s): Pettiness, jealousy, hypocrisy, and all-around sassery.
Main Offense(s): Irrelevance, neediness, and pulling a Leeroy Jenkins during paintball.
Main Offense(s): Being TOO cartoonish on a show that is already basically a live-action cartoon.
Main Offense(s): Everything?
YOUR TURN! Which TV characters do YOU find to be most hateable?