Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Most Annoying TV Characters of 2010

Chris Kattan as Bob, THE MIDDLE
The best thing about season two of the laughfest? That we’ve spent a lot less time following Frankie to the car lot and, as a result, not had to endure the painfully unfunny antics of her insecure co-worker. Kattan is naturally funny… this part, however, isn’t.

Diedrich Bader as Charlie, OUTSOURCED
When this show launched, we expected to be offended by the cultural stereotypes. Instead, the most offensive thing has been Bader’s alter ego. On a show that’s often surprisingly sweet, his obnoxious character is the one we most want to export from the series.

Rainn Wilson as Dwight, THE OFFICE
In the early days, we laughed uncomfortably at the social misfit. Now, we’re ready for Dwight to be transferred to an undisclosed location.

C.S. Lee as Vince, DEXTER
Since the show began, nearly every character on the canvas has evolved. Vince, however, has remained mired in the kind of low-brow sex jokes we’d expect from FAMILY GUY’s Quagmire.

Chris Colfer as Kurt, GLEE
This is the one character we don’t want to see actually excised from their show. Instead, we want Kurt to be written like a human being as opposed to either a complete ass (like the first six episodes of the season) or a martyr (like the second six). Then again, we’d love for any character on this show to be written like an actual, relatable person.

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  • I find the most annoying ones are the SUPER whiny ones with this… TONE in their voice. Like Meredith Grey. I’m starting to find TVD’s Elena really whiny and annoying too

  • Actually, on Outsourced, it’s a pretty close call between Bader’s Charlie and Rizwan Manji as Rajiv Gidwani, the assistant manager. In fact, I’d put a thumb on the ledger for the Gidwani character. He’s so friggin annoying, and not really ever that funny. Moreover, there was an episode early on that tried to make us sympathize with the guy, but he continues to be an insufferable ass.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree with you on these! Though I would add most of the cast of Glee tbh. Will Shuster is the worst, although Rachel, Finn, and Quinn are also pretty bad.

  • Nick

    Ha, ha….I have to agree with Denny, Kenneth and Josh, as well as TVA’s #5. Colfer’s manic performance often just makes me uncomfortable.

  • Masuka is the only Quagmire-ish character on TV I’ve not minded so much.

  • Anonymous

    I think you’re forgetting Taylor Momsen’s Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl. I love Taylor’s music but since her music “career” started happening she’s leaking that attitude onto the Gossip Girl set. Her character is starting to be like her real life “character”.

  • Ace

    Seriously. Thank goodness she isn’t supposed to be in it much for the rest of this season.

    Honorable mention should be made for Jeremy on The Vampire Diaries being LESS annoying this season!

  • It’s funny how you leave out annoying characters like Rachel, and Will. Oh, yeah and Jenny Gossip Girl and Annie from 90210.
    Kurt has his moments where he can be annoying, but I’d take him over the other characters any day.

  • Abby

    I agree. Hate the character and esp. hate her being paired with the supercool Guerrero.

  • AHA

    I can’t say I like C.S. Lee as Vince in DEXTER, but I think he is a really believable character (I’ve seen so many men like him) and he is a nice comic relief.

    Otherwise, I kind of agree with the list, but I would add Serena van der Woodsen, I find her breathy baby voice really annoying and the whole character flaky and vapid.