NBC (ended 2004)
|Lots of threads about the favorite characther. How about some opinions as to which part-time character would you rather had not been in "Frasier". Most are great but some turned my stomach. |
Mine is Simon (Daphne's brother). A real close second was Julia.
|I could've done w/o any Daphne family member.. They were all just a little to over the top.. It's not so much that I didn't wanna see her family I just would've had them be a little different..Or at least allow her one other normal person outside herself in that family for her to relate to|
Does anybody know if they ever showed her brother Michael (I think that was his name, she has so many brothers ), mentioned in the one 8th season episode where they introduced Simon? He seemed like the most normal one from her family the way she described him.
Mel and Donny for one thing. Both annoyed the hell out of me. Especially Mel, being a carbon-copy of Maris. (Though, I have to admit that even though she was never seen, I liked some of the Maris-storylines.) I didn't like Donny cause of the fact that it made me feel more sorry for Niles, being in love with Daphne and all. :[
Julia Wilcox is another one. What a b***h! Geez. Her sheer arrogance just irritated me. I realize that Niles and Frasier were like that, but I found them A LOT more funny.
And I couldn't stand Noel. Ugh. I wished that he would just leave poor Roz alone.
One more: Lana. I found the actress that portrayed her as extremely annoying as well.
The only characters I did not care for were Lilith's brother, played by Michael Keaton and Frasier's mentor Dr Tewksbury played by Rene Auberjonois. The mentor episodes are my least favorite.
I enjoyed the epsiodes that featured the Cheers regulars because they helped bring Frasier's character full circle. The Sam Malone episode did a great job explaining the discrepancies in Frasier's family history (on Cheers he had stated that his Dad was dead and was a Psychiatrist). In the epsisode where Lilith, Nanny G, Diane and Hester appear, they acknowledge that Hester visited Frasier in Boston and tried to kill Diane. It was nice that the writers never tried to pretend that any of Frasier's Boston history never happened.
I thought they did a great job with casting, for the most part! Even some of the characters who weren't supposed to be the nicest people I thought were very well cast.
I think the recurring character I liked the least was Kate Costas, the female station manager Frasier slept with. Something about that character always grated on me. (Although I thought the plotlines with her in them were great! I just wish they had cast someone different for the part.)
i agree with the other posts about Daphne's family and Julia but i see them as horrible people you cant help but hate. But Bulldog! arrrrgh, I dont see why they chose to keep his character going throughout the series, it had no place or point in the show! Why keep bringing him back for the sake of one joke repeated again and again and again? The only character in Frasier that belongs in a 'standard' sitcom.