A few days ago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine got cancelled. It’s one of my favourite shows and one of the few shows that we watch together as a family, and I was sad.
Less than 36 hours later, it had been picked up again by a new network. Yay! Rock on with your silly self, Nine-Nine!
In between there, in the sad hours, I boldly declared that Captain Holt, played by Andre Braugher on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, was my most favourite TV character ever. EVER.
No one clip can capture the understated brilliance of Captain Holt, but this one might do:
Anyway, Sir Monkeypants challenged me, thinking I was blinded by the recent cancellation, so we brainstormed other TV Characters We Have Loved. Of course, I have not seen every TV show ever. But of the ones I have seen, here’s a list of my all-time favourites.
- Captain Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars
- Buffy, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
- Eli Gold, The Good Wife
- Quack, Peep and the Big Wide World
- Christina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy
- Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
- Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
- Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
- Toph, Avatar: The Last Airbender
- C.J. Cregg, The West Wing
- Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
- Kimmy Schmidt, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Les Nessman, WKRP in Cinncinati
- Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
- Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
- Molly Solverson, Fargo
- Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones
- Toby Ziegler, The West Wing
- Titus Andromedon, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Abed Nadir, Community
- Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons
- Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
- Robin Scherbatsky, How I Met Your Mother
- Dr. Gregory House, House
- Elsbeth Tascioni, The Good Wife
- Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Kramer, Seinfeld
- Murphy Brown, Murphy Brown
- Alex P. Keaton, Family Ties
- Amy Duncan, Good Luck Charlie
- Gob Bluth, Arrested Development
- Mojo Jojo, The Powerpuff Girls
- John “The Biscuit” Cage, Ally McBeal
- Candace, Phineas and Ferb
I know as soon as I post this there are going to be 100 more that I remember. Plus, there are several shows on here where I wish I could list ALL the characters, like Game of Thrones and Veronica Mars and The West Wing and The Good Wife and Arrested Development. Who would you add to this list?