Here’s the thing: I love television. I get grumpy if I get off work after 7 p.m. because I know I’ll have to watch the second airing of many of my favorite shows, or I’ll have missed several innings of baseball. The struggle is real, folks.
Because I love television so much, I decided to set out to make a listicle (sellout) of the best characters on the best television shows on the airwaves right now.
Five shows that made the list come from the FX family of networks, which goes to show FX has the movies AND the shows.
As with every ranking/list that appears on Mostly Sheep, this list is indisputable and final. The statements made here have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nor do they have the coveted Film Actor’s Guild seal of approval. They do, however, represent the official views of Mostly Sheep, and as an avid televisioneer I implore you to watch these characters on these programs if you haven’t done so already.
Without much further ado about nothing, here are (in no particular order), my favorite characters on the boob tube:
Molly (Allison Tolman) – Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton is great as the lead antagonist/drifter Lorne Malvo, but Molly bears the greatest resemblance to Marge Gunderson from the movie which this series derives. Molly is a no-nonsense police woman that isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions while also dealing with the loss of a good friend in the line of duty. Her naive boss and new captain (played by the always great Bob Odenkirk) insists she stop pestering “the victim”, but Molly has a hunch. Her job is all she’s got, she lives with her parents, how can you not root for her?? Yah, this is a good twist on the cult classic about tha Northerners, don’t cha know. Now my fingers are crossed for the Coens to help produce a TV show about The Dude. Fargo is on now on FX.
Hank Moody (David Duchovney) – Californication