You might have loved these characters when you were younger, but as you mature you realize the flaws in them.
TV shows might be great, but at times, a few characters might annoy the heck out of you. Sometimes it could be because they're meant to be that way but there are also times when they just don't click with audiences the way the creators initially intended. These fictional characters turn out to be so off-putting, that you personally get super annoyed or agitated watching them on-screen. In some cases you might have even loved the character when you were younger, but as you mature you realize the flaws in that very same character. Some of their traits often mature poorly with time. From "nice guys" Ted Mosby and Ross Geller to Skylar White from Breaking Bad, let's take a look at some of the most unlikeable TV characters of all time.
Dawson Leery might be famous for his crying meme but no one really likes him. Vice notes that he "exemplifies the Nice Guy persona that is all-too-familiar today, whereby self-identified sensitive men perceive themselves as morally superior to and passed over in favor of their more stereotypically masculine peers."
She's annoying in every season of the show. Piper is very self-absorbed and grows more entitled and whiny every time.
Fans noted how selfish Owen Hunt would be in his relationships. He was controlling when it came to Christina and would pressure her into doing certain things (like getting married), reports Cheat Sheet. Whenever she declined, he would call HER selfish.
owen and cristina - grey's anatomy pic.twitter.com/wnCLH4ZKi4— rt your otp (@faveship) September 10, 2015
As funny as Ross was, many people are now calling him out for being controlling and homophobic.
We hated her as a kid and we hate her now! She was an awful bully. Although her meanness was later explained as neediness, and she became more of a complex character, we still don't like her.
Ugh. So many years later and I still hate Angelica Pickles. pic.twitter.com/NkqofxkaNy— Alexandra (@Aleeexandraaa24) March 9, 2017
Let's be real, Rory treated her bestie aka her mom pretty badly as well as the men in her life.
Fans grew to deeply dislike Elena as the years went by. Many began to find her boring, whiny, manipulative and she got away with a lot without ever being held accountable.
Dan is a hypocrite who literally fell for every girl he talked to (Serena, Blair, Vanessa, etc.) but called everyone else out for their dating lives. And all the things he did while being Gossip Girl himself was just awful.
Dan humphrey - gossip girl pic.twitter.com/YQhgrUWTgB— ꧁Luce infranta꧂ aka ida marmorea 🕰 (@sweetvangelz) February 24, 2021
Olly is a young boy whose parents were butchered in front of him. Instead of feeling sorry for him, fans hated him for killing their favorite character and they showed him no mercy.
Alan constantly berates his brother for his bachelor lifestyle while he's no good guy himself. He's a creepy, cheating, lying, and freeloading character.
Happy 55th Birthday to Jon Cryer! The actor who played Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men. pic.twitter.com/fMAsKVjxBa— Alec Behan (@alec_behan) April 16, 2020
Ted is SO annoying and whiny! Ted's obsession with finding 'The One' while treating most women he met like garbage as well as blabbing on about his love story made him insufferable.
We understand teenage angst, but to many viewers, Dana Brody took it to another level. She was moody, grumpy, and annoying, to most Homeland fans. While it's understandable that she's a troubled teen with a lot going, not many people could sympathize.
HOMELAND EXCLUSIVE: A helpful guide to the many moods of Dana Brody. pic.twitter.com/k3KBYf69— Pundamentalism (@Pundamentalism) December 17, 2012
While Walter White was deemed a hero (while actually being the villain all along), his wife played by Anna Gunn got so much criticism. “Why did our audience not sympathize with this poor woman?” Aaron Paul (Jesse) told EW. “Granted, she is the thorn in Walter White’s side, and everyone’s rooting for Walter to succeed, but my God. You wake up one day you find out your husband is a meth kingpin, you know, you’re going to have something to say about that. I really felt for Anna, because she’s just such a beautiful human inside and out, and she played Skyler in such a fierce way, and people just dragged her character the most.”
From Caillou's whiny voice to the theme song and the pointless storylines, many parents could never stand the main character of the cartoon.
According to Cosmopolitan, this character is "the guy who on the surface seems super-sweet and loving but uses his “kindness” as an excuse to act like a d*uchebag. He’s the male feminist who doesn’t understand why he needs to shut the f*ck up at the protest, the pro-choice coworker who talks over you in meetings, the guy friend who never understood why coming over to spoon you at midnight might send the wrong signal."
NO— romina; (@pimentelgrey) February 24, 2021