September 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm #258582
Who would you choose as the best TV characters of the 2000’s?
Make your selections and send them to me in a Private Message (PM) by the end of Friday, September 21.
We will then announce the Top 20 sometime the week after this year’s Emmy Awards.
HERE ARE THE RULES…
Any TV characters from ongoing series (not movies or one-time-only miniseries) are eligible from the 2000’s. However, when we do this for other decades, no character will be allowed to appear on a list more than once. For those that cross decades (like the ones from “Friends” and “Frasier”, etc.), that means you must decide the appropriate one where they had the most impact.
Give points to your top 20 choices as follows:
100 to your top choice
95 to your second choice
90 to your third choice
continuing down to 5 to your twentieth choice
Send the list to me in a Private Message (PM) in the following format:
## Points — Name of Character (Name of Actor/Actress) — Name of Show
You must send 20 choices in the format listed above or risk your ballot being thrown out.
You can campaign for no more than five of your favorites in this thread. DO NOT list your full ballot or more than five names here. Be sure to campaign for names you think others might overlook.
Very much looking forward to seeing your selections and the final results!!September 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm #258584
Cool idea, Boomer.September 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm #258585
Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) — 24
Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) — Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Alan Shore (James Spader) — The Practice / Boston Legal
Sherry Palmer (Penny Johnson Jerald) — 24
Cordelia Chase (Charisma Carpenter) — AngelSeptember 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm #258586
Would Phoebe Buffay (or should I say Regina Philange?) count?
Shes like my all-time favorite sitcom character.
“Oh no, neither of them are the father. The father is my brother.”
All other charactes fall in comparison
die bltchessssssSeptember 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm #258587
If Phoebe gets in for the 2000’s, she can’t get in for the 90’s. I love Phoebe, but she is definetely more of a 90’s character (at least my favorite storylines for her happened in the 90’s).September 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm #258588
That’s what I feared. She only got nominations for the first six season 1994-2000.
“Will, just take off your shirt and tell us!”September 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm #258589
Is the eligibility from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009? Or January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2010?September 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm #258590
Eligible for January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2009.September 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm #258591
Thanks Boomer.September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm #258592
Shane Vendrell (Walton Goggins) – The Shield. My pick for #1. The greatest transformation of a character I’ve ever seen, and one of greatest TV performances, particularly in the final two seasons.
Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) – Deadwood. Probably my favourite performance in anything ever, his monologues were written and delivered perfectly and he is a fascinatingly compelling personality.
Bubbles (Andre Royo) – The Wire. Everyone loves that other guy, but to me, Bubbles was the most compelling and tragic character over the course of the five seasons, and the one I rooted for most.
Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) – Breaking Bad. How can you not love Saul? Comedic performances in drama series are often underappreciated, but Saul is a pitch-perfect character who manages to be entertaining in all of his scenes and yet also an integral part of the story whose genius has saved the main characters countless times.
Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) – Arrested Development. Probably the post-Contanza character who makes me laugh most consistently.September 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm #258593
Felicia Tilman (Harriet Sansom Harris) – Desperate Housewives
Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) – Arrested Development
Willhelmina Slater (Vanessa L. Williams) – Ugly Betty
Ruth Fisher (Frances Conroy) – Six Feet Under
Samantha Jones (Kim Catrall) – Sex & The CitySeptember 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm #258594
My top 5 in ascending order
5. John Locke (Terry O’Quinn) — Lost
4. Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) — Lost
3. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) — 24
And the top 2, you guessed it, were….
2. Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) — Friday Night Lights
1. Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) — Friday Night Lights
There were so many good people I had to leave off the list (for example, no one from Breaking Bad, as most of its impact is in the 2010’s). But it just goes to show that this decade had an abundance of great characters. The top 5 are rock solid, coming from the holy trinity (IMO) of 2000’s broadcast network drama series. However, the other 15 I could switch around, or even replace in some cases, and I’d still feel good.September 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm #258595
– The Doctor (“Doctor Who”) ** One character, two actors
– “Stephen Colbert” (“The Colbert Report”)
And don’t forget the great cartoon characters:
– Eric Cartman (“South Park”)
– Hank Hill (“King of the Hill”)
– Buffy Summers (“Buffy”) – Only because I’m waiting until the 1990s poll, when I’ll rank her #1.September 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm #258596
– Buffy Summers (“Buffy”) – Only because I’m waiting until the 1990s poll, when I’ll rank her #1.
66 episodes for the ’90s (Welcome to the Hellmouth — Hush)
78 episodes for the ’00s (Doomed — Chosen)
Can say Buffy make the ’90s list, but other Buffy characters make the ’00s list?
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