Are These the 25 Best TV Characters in the Past 25 Years?

October 12, 2015

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“Entertainment Weekly” put out a list of “The 25 Best TV Characters of the Past 25 Years,” but it’s not clear that it’s ranked from best to worst since they just have it as a slideshow on their site.

Some of the characters that made the list include Cookie from “Empire”, Olivia Pope from “Scandal”, and Walter White from “Breaking Bad”.  STEPHEN COLBERT also made the cut for the caricature of himself that he played on “The Colbert Report”.

Here’s the complete list:


1.  Jack Bauer, “24”


2.  Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”


3.  Buffy Summers, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”


4.  Tony Soprano, “The Sopranos”


5.  Carrie Bradshaw, “Sex and the City”


6.  Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, “The X-Files”


7.  Liz Lemon, “30 Rock”


8.  Cosmo Kramer, “Seinfeld”


9.  Ally McBeal, “Ally McBeal”


10.  Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report”


11.  Roseanne Conner, “Roseanne”


12.  Felicity Porter, “Felicity”


13.  Gob Bluth, “Arrested Development”


14.  Olivia Pope, “Scandal”


15.  Stewie Griffin, “Family Guy”


16.  Omar Little, “The Wire”


17.  Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother”


18.  Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, “Gilmore Girls”


19.  Leslie Knope, “Parks and Recreation”


20.  Don Draper, “Mad Men”


21.  Coach Taylor, “Friday Night Lights”


22.  Walter White, “Breaking Bad”


23.  Cookie Lyon, “Empire”


24.  Michael Scott, “The Office”


25.  Rachel Green, “Friends”



( has brief write-ups on each of them.)