6 TV Characters We Love And Hate At The Same Time
Television characters have never been more complex. Heroes are turning into anti-heroes and villains are becoming multidimensional enough for people to root for them. That’s why in some cases, viewers can’t help but sympathize with serial killers, drug dealers and immoral characters despite the fact that they strongly despise them at the same time. Here are six TV characters that almost everyone is conflicted between loving them and hating them:
1- Cersei Lannister – Game Of Thrones
Cersei has committed a lot of despicable acts during the show; from cheating on her husband with her brother to trying to have her other brother killed. Despite all that, most viewers find themselves mesmerized by her because of her incredible strength and charm. No one pulls off being a cunning queen like she does.
2- Victoria Grayson – Revenge
Even though many of the horrible stuff she has done were in her family’s best interests, nobody can deny how terrible Victoria is as a mother and a human being. She’s very manipulative and would do anything to get what she wants no matter how cruel it is. But yet, many of us find ourselves rooting for her and sometimes even feeling sympathy towards her.
3- Walter White – Breaking Bad
In the beginning of the show, everyone sympathized with Walter’s situation knowing that everything he’s doing was for his family. As the show progressed, the character became more and more greedy to the point where he was capable of committing all sorts of crimes. Still, nobody could deny how genius he was and how much he genuinely loved his wife and son. And that’s why by the final season, we weren’t sure anymore whether we wanted him to get a happy ending or not.
4- Hannah Horvath – Girls
Hannah is different from the rest of the list because she’s not really a villain nor she has ever killed anyone. Yet, what makes us hate her is her selfishness and how much she doesn’t really care about anyone but herself. However, many people also love her because they relate to her self-centeredness to some extent and to her realistic flaws.
5- Frank and Claire Underwood – House Of Cards
There’s no doubt that everyone loves this power couple; they’re clever, elegant and always get what they want. But every disturbingly awful thing they’ve done in order to get where they are today makes us confused on whether we would like them to keep rising or to get utterly destroyed.
6- Hannibal Lecter – Hannibal
Everyone would like to see Hannibal Lecter brought to justice and getting what he deserves. Nevertheless, the way he commits his murders is too artistic and poetic which somehow makes us admire his work. In addition, let’s not forget his cooking skills which are uniquely impressive. Now it’s your turn, which TV characters do you have mixed feelings towards?