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  • Macbeth
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    #334886

    Six Feet Under was probably our most wide-spread poll so far, with five people getting votes, however, our winner still pulled off an impressive 44% vote, with second place getting half of that 
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    (1) Breaking Bad – Bryan Cranston  
    (2) Arrested Development  – Jessica Walter   
    (3) Grey’s Anatomy  – Sandra Oh    
    (4) Modern Family – Ty Burrell 
    (5) Fargo – Martin Freeman 
    (6) Seinfeld – Jason Alexander
    (7) Six Feet Under – Frances Conroy

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    Moving onto one of the more divisive shows on television, a show that has gained many fans, and lost dozens of others. Some of us have abandoned the show completely, some of us watch it out of morbid curiosity, and many of us just watch it because it is an interesting show with a wide array of different characters

    With such a big cast, I couldn’t put all of them in the poll. However, I did specify a spot for “OTHER”, where in the comments you can elaborate on someone not in the poll.  

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    KyleBailey
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    Here come the boxing gloves! Jane Lynch wins. No matter how bad the writing is at times, her performance over comes and will save it. For dramatic performance, Chris Colfer wins. For singing ability, Darren Criss wins. For comedic performance other than Lynch, Heather Morris wins. But for the overall performance, Jane Lynch. One of the greatest villains in a comedy ever 

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    forwardswill
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    For the overall series this was a toss-up between Lea Michele and Jane Lynch for me. I went with Michele because she has proven herself to be both a fantastic comedic actress and takes of all her dramatic moments by storm.

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    vinny
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    Lea Michele but Lynch was a close second and Cory in third may he rest in peace)

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    EmmyLoser
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    Jane Lynch is the funniest, but Lea Michele is great to fantastic at all three of the show’s fundamental elements: comedy, drama, and singing.

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    nkb325
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    The first two seasons I’d probably say Jane Lynch, but her character got so weird and erratic she sort of lost me. Season 3-5 I think I’d have to say Naya Rivera, I think overall she’s one of the most talented people on the show. No, she’s not quite as good a singer as Lea Michele, but I do think she’s a better actress, and on a show with writing this bad you really need a a great actor to be able to pull it off, and Michele has not always been able to do that. It’s close between Lynch and Rivera, but I guess I’ll go with Rivera because I think she’s been the standout for longer, and was able to rise above the shittiness of the show after it got bad, while Lynch was the standout on an already good show, and imo couldn’t really maintain that after the writing went down the toilet. 

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    Icky
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    From the nearly three seasons I watched I’d go with Michele. Her character was probably the most fleshed out of the cast. She received some almost sensible, cogent storylines. She was funny enough, could sing and could somewhat pull off the more emotional stuff.  

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    Atypical
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    It’s between Lea Michele and Jane Lynch. One is the top vocal showcase, and the other is the top comedic showcase. Given the show’s overall aims and off/on nature of highlighting its characters, I have to go with Lea Michele. They haven’t always served Rachel well over the years, but in the beginning, she was the instant standout, and I’ll always applaud her for the heavy lifting she somehow pushed her way through after Cory Monteith’s death. Sue is just too one-note to vote for, and the schizo writing they continue to give her is appalling. Lea Michele then.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Jane Lynch is the best part of Glee.

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    Riley
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    These polls are tougher than I expected.  Macbeth, do you want to replace Chord Overstreet with Heather Morris?  I find what Icky said kind of funny because it reminded me of how the
    show would sideline characters because it was so obsessed with Rachel.  Chris Colfer sold his dramatic moments, even if the show overplayed that card.  From those listed, I would vote Naya Rivera because when I watch the show now, she is the one that I most want to finally move on from that damn high school so that someone else can properly make use of her talents.

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    was not allowed to post at the time, but I watched “100” after Paris
    Barclay was name-checked again and it was easily one of the worst
    episodes of television that I saw last year.  They just tried to stuff
    in everything in the hopes that nostalgia would kick in and it was just, just dreadful.  It was also interesting to compare the performance of someone like Matthew Morrison in that episode versus the other from last season that I watched.  In “The Quarterback”, it was moving when he cried at the end.  When the same thing happened at the end of “100”, it was unbelievable and unearned.  Morrison does not get enough credit for his great moments in Glee, but he also has a lot of really weird ones, which is equally the fault of the writing and directing.

    But I ultimately have to choose “Other” for Mike O’Malley.

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    Boidiva02
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    Easily, Naya Rivera. That woman has proven time after time to be the shows strongest and most underutlized asset. Also, she has the most memorable character; IMHO.

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    Beyonce
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    when the show was good, Jane Lynch. when the show started sucking, Naya Rivera.

    and LOL at whoever said Chris Cofler is a good dramatic actor.
    stop acting like Emmy voters and thinking baity and dramatic storylines = good dramatic acting.
    that is the kind of crap that makes Emilia Clarke and Anna Gunn Emmy nominees/winners

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    Pieman1994
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    If not Jane Lynch, then Dot-Marie Jones’ performance. She made Beiste an insanely compelling character, and one that the show barely deserved. 

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    Icky
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    I have a feeling Rivera started to take off as soon as I stopped watching. Even in the early seasons I thought Sue was too one-note, not consistently funny and really fell off when they tried to show her softer side. I forgot about Mike O’Malley. Ultimately, I’d still give to nod to Michele. It’s a by default situation. 

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    Indonesian
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    I like Jane Lynch’s work as Sue, but in the end, I have always been loved with Santana! Rivera ftw

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