30 Days of TV – Day 23

Day 23 – Most annoying character

1.) Janice from Friends. Jesus. Wept. I mean, I know she’s supposed to be annoying—that’s the whole damn joke, that Chandler is such a pessimistic loser that his low-self esteem means he’ll always come crawling back to Janice—but I think the writers took it too far. She shows up constantly… well, only once or twice a season, but it gets a bit much by the time Ross dates her once. Though, that one was nearly worth it, as he’s whiny enough to drive Janice (of all people) away. Nearly. God, I hate this character. It’s like a bad Fran Drescher joke that begins to forget that, in the grand scheme of life, it’s merely a joke.


Again, another character brought in to be laughably annoying—at least to Jerry—but man, I really, really don’t like the character. Not the same passionate hate as I have for Janice, but it’s close. And it got worse when Wayne Knight was brought in as Kristen Johnston’s love interest on 3rd Rock From The Sun. No offense to the guy, but I really only liked him when he was being eaten by dinosaurs.

3.) Stargate: SG-1 was almost entirely directed by Peter DeLuise, the son of Dom DeLuise… whom you probably know as “that big guy with the beard in every Mel Brooks movie ever made.” Needless to say, in one of the early seasons (when it was on Showtime), they managed to get Dom on the show for one of the one-off joke episodes. It’s one of those “SG-1 gets infected by something,” episodes, so only SG-1 can see and hear Dom DeLuise yammering at them. His sole purpose in life is to annoy the loving shit out of the characters, and by proxy, the audience.

4.) Every Irish person in Season 2 of Heroes. The way these guys are written, I’m surprised nobody called out the Heroes writing staff as racist or something. They’re portrayed as dumber than the average Cobra Viper. Dumber even than those villains whose sole purpose in life was to steal Hostess Twinkies. “You jerk, Peter Petrelli! Where did you put all of our stuff that you stole, before you went back into the cargo container you looted, locked yourself in, and handcuffed yourself to a pipe! We’re onto your fake amnesia story, now tell us where our stuff is!” Sigh. Morons.

5.) Urkel.

6.) Maya and Alejandro from Heroes. I liked the idea of building up new heroes for season two, and I’ll stick to my “the writer’s strike screwed up a lot of things that could have went somewhere” story. But these characters were doomed to suckitude from the beginning. (Damn, two Heroes mentions for the same day. That says something…)

7.) Fran Drescher, because now the list becomes recursive as I started with Janice, both cut from the same cloth. Only instead of cloth, it’s an annoying  New Yorker stereotype.

Day 01 – A show that should have never been canceled – Jericho
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching – Fringe
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV-season) – Game of Thrones
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Day 05 – A show you hate – various micro-rants
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – The Oath/Blood on the Scales
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – Black Market
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch – Better Off Ted
Day 09 – Best scene/episode ever – Out of Gas
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving – NCIS
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you – Heroes
Day 12 – A TV show you’ve watched more than 4 times – Robotech
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show – Talespin
Day 14 – Favorite male character – The Doctor
Day 15 – Favorite female character – Laura Roslin
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show – Top Gear
Day 17 – Favorite mini series – Band of Brothers
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence – Rescue Me
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast – Firefly
Day 20 – Favorite kiss – Adama and Roslin, Galactica, The Oath
Day 21 – Favorite relationship – William Adama and Laura Roslin
Day 22 – Best pilot episode – Battlestar Galactica
Day 23 – Most annoying character – a whole helluva lot
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Favorite series finale
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death

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