I've been thinking about some of my favorite characters from books and movies and decided to put some of my favorite t.v. show characters on here. Enjoy! :)
J.D. from Scrubs
Okay. So I got introduced to this show just recently. My hubby and I have been watching it on Netflix and it is seriously hilarious. The show is told through J.D.'s point of view. He's weird, he's quirky and the thing I love about him is that he doesn't care. One of his famous little quirks is he cocks his head to the side and looks up. It's a cue for a daydream coming on, and let me tell you, his daydreams are freaking hilarious and SO random. But, that's just his character. He's random and fun, but is so loyal and loving to his friends.I really love this character and was sad when he wasn't on the show anymore. It just wasn't as good. What I'm trying to say, is when you become so invested in a character and the book ends, its really hard to let them go. I think that is why I like series so much. I just love seeing what else could happen in the characters life. I love those kinds of books.
Sydney Bristow from Alias
Uh ... this girl kicks butt. Literally. I loved Alias from the beginning. I loved Sydney's character. She was a double agent for the government trying to take down bad people. She wasn't afraid of beating the crap out a bad guy. Yet, when she wasn't doing her job, she was kind, sweet, had regular problems like a non-existent relationship with her dad, and a complicated love interest whom I adored. And was extremely loyal to her friends. It was one of those shows that I cared about the characters so much, that I tuned in every week to see what was happening to them. Loved her character. I loved seeing the different sides of her. I try to keep my characters like that in my books. Different sides for different situations and/or people. Try to get into their heads and dig deep into their personalities. Show the reader you know your character inside and out.
John Locke from Lost
Okay. So, this guy was strange. He was SO interesting and complex that I just had to find out what made him tick. Why did he do the things he did? Which is so great. I love the characters that just do things out of the ordinary. That make you think. Locke definitely had reasons for the things he did on the island, but he never let us know why. He kept us guessing, and that is a great thing complex characters have. They're different. Not ordinary. Make your characters interesting enough that we want to find out what happens to them. We want to know why they do the things they do. Make them stand out. Surprise us.
Chandler from Friends
Do I even have to explain why I loved this character? He was freaking hilarious. He had his funny quirks, his hilarious phrases, and I loved seeing him freak out in different situations. Honestly, he was my favorite character on the show. He had a great personality. Even though he had his weird girlfriends, it was so fun to see him go through his relationships and finally settle down with his perfect match. So, give us a likable, amazing character with habits that are all his own. Put him/her in different situations and let us go through them with him. I love likable characters. Even if they have their issues, if a character can make me laugh, and can laugh through things as well, then I'm all for them.
Who are some of your favorite t.v. characters?