Top 5 Fan Favorite TV Characters!

A week ago, I asked you guys to vote on who your favorite TV characters were. You can find that post here. has tallied all the votes and you can now look at the results of America’s choices. That link can be found here for the top 25.

Now, not everyone agrees with that out come. I, for one, do not. Although voting in that format of picking one over another until you get your best choice is tedious and often times impossible, now we can open up the format and you can include anyone one you want. So, here is my list of top 5 favorite TV characters:

(This list, by the way, is incredibly tough to do and is sort of like “what is your favorite song?”…it shifts. So these are my “sort of, I am pretty sure these are my five in no order, but they might not be my five tomorrow or even in a few hours” list of TV Characters!)

Mal Reynolds

Place on College Humor Poll: 24

Malcom Reynolds is the man. The show Firefly was awesome. And if I had to make a top 5 of the characters from that show, Mal would barely beat out Jayne. But a man that sort of has honor but also has no problem shooting people in the face is alright with me. I know people still want to see this show come back, but perhaps the way it is now will make it more famous than it ever would be otherwise. Malcom Reynolds can be Nathan Fillion’s defining role, and like Collegehumor said, that is just fine by us.


 Place on College Humor Poll: Unranked

Tony Soprano might not be the “best” in terms of funny or exciting, but man does following his life make for a great show. And even though he might not have the slapping knee humor of Barney Stinson, Tony can rattle of some wonderful jokes. He is also a total bad ass. Tony does what is right (by his family, not really morally) almost every single time. Despite being in the mob, the case study of “how to be a great manager” could have at least 3 chapters in it devoted to this guy. Thank you Tony!


The DoctorPlace on College Humor Poll: 12

The Doctor is a character that changes over time. I suppose you would have to in order to look that good at 900 years old…just ask Yoda. But every single time he changes, he is always silly and quirky but also has an extreme sense of love and honor. Of course, if you cross that, he won’t hesitate in destroying you. Basically, if you ever meet him and get the chance to travel with him, be prepared to do a TON of running and probably never see your family again…or just politely decline and tell him that his bow-tie is “cool”.


Tyrion LannisterPlace on the College Humor Poll: 8

Tyrion Lannister is new to the TV world, only being around for 2 seasons of show, but already has become a household name. His quick wit, amazing plans, and fearlessness in slapping his boy king nephew has taken the hearts of everyone that watches the show. I think we, as people who want to be good for the most part, want to like the Starks as a family, but the Lannisters are just so much more fun! Tyrion might not win a sword fight any time soon (which doesn’t seem to matter when you have people to fight for you like Bronn…and, well, the other guy from…shit, spoilers!), but it is a good bet he will be around for a long while with that brain of his. (P)imp’in ain’t easy!

HousePlace on College Humor Poll: 7

Dr. Gregory House is a total asshole. But he also DOES have a heart. He just will never show it. He has an extreme devotion to truth and not to your dying cousin. Sorry. One is way more important to him than the other. In one episode, he tells a story of how a janitor saved a girl from dying when doctors couldn’t and when the doctors offered the janitor a job, he declined. He said the janitor didn’t want riches or fame, he was just happy knowing that he was right. I think that sums up House pretty well. “I can be a dick because I am right and you are wrong.”


So there is my quick list of five. Sorry to Admiral Adama, Hank Moody, George Costanza, Barney Stinson, Jesse Pinkman, and COUNTLESS others that have made me laugh, choke up, swear, cheer, and inspire me! Hopefully TV will just keep getting better and better! (Seriously, can we cancel Honey boo-boo yet?)

Who makes your top 5? Do you agree with the College Humor list? Who would you add to the list if you could? Who doesn’t deserve to even be on the damn list!? Discuss in the comments below!



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  1. Cool blog. I loved House and the little guy on your list. Omar on the Wire and the original CSI guy Gil were on my top 5. I also liked Eearly Chiklis on the shield.


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