12 TV Characters That Completely Ruined an Entire Show

The Blacklist
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Imagine yourself on a cozy couch, popcorn in hand, eagerly expecting the next episode of your favorite TV series. Suddenly, a cringe-worthy character dashes all your hopes of a quality viewing experience. We’ve all been there; some people took to the internet to share their displeasure on an online community. Below, we’ll share some opinions we agree with.

1. Walden Schmidt From Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher in Two and a Half Men (2003)
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We were ready for a new comedic chapter with the departure of Charlie’s infamous womanizing ways. But Kutcher’s Walden seemed more like a lost puppy than a lovable character. It felt like watching a stand-up comedian with a deflated punchline. Where were the zingers? The wit? The hilarity?

2. Velma From Velma

Mindy Kaling in Velma (2023)
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At first glance, Velma seemed like the show’s missing puzzle piece, sharp as a tack, solving mysteries left and right. But jinkies, did the writers take it too far? They were trying to make her the whole puzzle, leaving no room for anyone else. Talk about an overachiever!

3. Debby From Shameless

Emma Kenney in Shameless (2011)
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When it comes to bad decisions, you’d think she majored in disaster with a minor in poor life choices. Her mothering skills are as reliable as Frank’s sobriety, non-existent! But amidst all the mayhem, we can’t help but laugh at her absurdity. She’s like a walking punchline to Shameless’s never-ending joke.

4. Andrea From The Walking Dead

Laurie Holden in The Walking Dead (2010)
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Every time Andrea showed up, it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You couldn’t look away, but you couldn’t help but cringe. Her survival skills were as practical as using a water gun against a horde of hungry zombies. I mean, did she think her charm would seduce them away?

5. Nellie From The Office

Catherine Tate in The Office (2005)
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Nellie had us wondering if the show was a sitcom or a fever dream at some point. Her flamboyant British accent and wardrobe choices made even the office carpet look more fashionable. And let’s not forget her management style. If confusion were an art form, she’d be the Picasso of perplexity.

6. The Fonz From Happy Days

Henry Winkler in Happy Days (1974)
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We all know the Fonz epitomizes coolness, but even the coolest cats can make a splashy mistake. The shark incident left us wondering if they were trying to create “Fonzie’s Fishy Follies” instead of Happy Days. Maybe the writers were chumming the waters of creativity too much that day.

7. Elizabeth Keen From The Blacklist

Megan Boone in The Blacklist (2013)
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Elizabeth Keen probably thought she was the show’s only star. She hijacked the narrative faster than a race car driver on a caffeine binge. The show lost its way like a map in the hands of a toddler. Many will remember her for ruining the best-laid plans.

8. Zach From The Strain

Max Charles in The Strain (2014)
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While the show sank its teeth into thrilling plotlines and suspenseful twists, Zach seemed to stumble through scenes like a newborn vampire learning to walk. Maybe the writers threw all their creativity into crafting terrifying creatures of the night and forgot they needed a likable character, too.

9. Nancy From Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie
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With all the trouble she caused, you’d think she’d at least be useful, but nope, just a tornado of trouble in petticoats. The writers must’ve thought they were planting a sprout of comic relief, but instead, they got a weed of annoyance. Even the seasoned viewers found themselves rooting for a gopher to take her down a peg or two.

10. Sookie Stackhouse From True Blood

Anna Paquin in True Blood (2008)
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Her constant damsel-in-distress routine made everyone roll their eyes every so often. You’d think she’d invest in some vamp repellent or take self-defense classes. Instead, she just kept getting into sticky situations. Whether you found her character charming or insufferable, there’s no denying she sure knew how to sink her teeth into the show and turn it into a biting comedy of errors.

11. Scrappy Doo From Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Casey Kasem, Don Messick, and Lennie Weinrib in Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)
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Like an overenthusiastic flea, Scrappy couldn’t resist jumping into the spotlight, stealing the thunder from our beloved Mystery Inc. gang. He became the canine equivalent of a meddling in-law, sticking his nose where it didn’t belong. Maybe he thought he was the lead detective, and the rest were mere Scooby Snack-fetching sidekicks.

12. Randy Pearson From That 70’s Show

That '70s Show (1998)
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Now, I won’t call him a black hole, but let’s just say the show’s energy took a detour when he arrived. It’s like he brought a rain cloud to a sunshine party. Eric’s classic burns were replaced with Randy’s lukewarm attempts at sass.

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