Anyway, here are my 10 least favorite screen characters.
1) Haddie Braverman from Parenthood.
Parenthood is one of my favorite shows, but dang, Haddie drove me nuts! I was actually excited that the actress went off to college and therefore the character did as well. I don't have anything against the actress - I just couldn't stand Haddie. At first I thought that her story had such potential, seeing as she was the older sister of a boy with asperger's syndrome. However, I was disappointed with how they just made her a whiny, rebellious teenager, who ran away from home when she couldn't date the boy she liked. I felt like I was watching a teeny-bopper show rather than the great show I actually was watching. Just couldn't stand that plot line, and I never thought they recovered from that.
2) Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
First of all, I have a love-hate relationship with this show. I mostly watch it now for nostalgia purposes, because I was all about it when it was made. Rory, though, wrankles my ire. I have a very low tolerance for infidelity - specifically when it's made to look romantic. To be quite honest, Rory started bothering me when Jess made his appearance. Sure, she didn't technically cheat on Dean with him (except for that one kiss), but she definitely crossed the line emotionally pretty early - I pinpoint the lunch basket auction episode as the moment it happened. Then, when she slept with Dean while he was still married - that was the moment I started to hate that people would refer to me as "a Rory." YUCK!
3) Frodo from Lord of the Rings
I know, it's awful of me! Truth be told, I don't have anything against him, really. It's just that he gets so much of the credit while Samwise gets overlooked. Balderdash!
4) Padme from Star Wars
Really? You are shocked when your husband wants to overthrow the Jedi? That's when you decide he's not who you thought he was? That's when he breaks your heart? It wasn't before, in Episode II, when he committed ethnic cleansing against the Sand People? Honestly....
5) Cruella from Once Upon a Time
I didn't mind when they brought her in as a villain, even though, as my husband said, she was from London, not a fairy tale land. Giving her some weird green breath that can control animals, though? Just no. I know this show is all about twists, and normally I find them fun and interesting, but this one was just reaching too far.
6) Terri Schuester from Glee
Now, granted, I've only watched the first few episodes of the first season, but this was one of the reasons I stopped watching. This character had no redeeming qualities and was so one-dimensional. She only served to create drama and make you want the guy to leave his wife for the guidance counselor. There's too many of those kind of characters in the television and movie world. No thank you.
7) Josephine from Tombstone
I give movie Wyatt Earp credit for not actually getting together with Josephine until after his wife dies, but this woman bothers me. Mostly because, being aware that he is married she still goes after him. I detest her line, "I'm a woman, I like men." Contrary to what my husband likes to say just to annoy me, she is not simply stating that she is heterosexual.
8) Daniel Plainview from There Will be Blood
This is probably one that shouldn't be on my list, but is anyway. The story is a great character study, and I think if I had read the book first (things like this are somehow easier to take and appreciate in book form) he would not be on my list. As it happens, I saw the movie first, and just kept being more and more appalled by this guy. Admittedly, it was mostly because of the way he treated his son. Perhaps it's because I adore kids so much, but people being awful to their children is something that just gets to me. So, he makes it on my list.
9) Edward from Twilight
Realistically, my whole list could have been from this saga - I can only stand Charlie and Jacob. I'll just stick to Edward though. I will not let my daughter read Twilight when she is older. I don't want her swooning over Edward like so many other teenagers (and some older women apparently) do. Edward and Bella's relationship is just not a healthy one, and Edward is not an example of a good boyfriend. He is rather stalker-ish, as he goes in her room at night to watch her sleep. He tries to control who she is friends with and what she does. Then of course, there's the ick factor: he's really like a century old, and he's in a relationship with a teen. I just can't get over that one.
10) Laurel from Arrow
Arrow is also one of my favorite shows, but I just cannot seem to take a liking to Laurel. I've tried, and honestly every episode I still do try. I can't decide if it's the way they write her or the way the actress plays her, but I just don't care. Whenever she's in danger I find myself thinking, "Oh well." The only ounce of care about her I have comes from the fact that I like her dad. She's just meh.