“Did I Do That?!”: Supporting TV Characters Who Were So Annoying You Couldn’t Help But Love Them

May 1, 2013 ‐ By Nicole Akoukou Thompson

The snarky sidekick, the snooping sibling, the meddling friend, clumsy neighbor and elitist coworker are all characters that we’ve seen quite a bit of on the television screen. And, in the midst of being snarky, snoopy, meddling, clumsy and elitist, we, as viewers, notice that those characters are also really annoying. But, despite this, we do not totally hate them. In fact, we are drawn to them. In one way or another we know that the bothersome character not only has redeeming qualities, but sometimes they have the protagonist’s best interests in mind.

Tara Thornton, True Blood

Tara Thorton perpetually wakes ups on the wrong side of the bed–but with reason. She’s suffered neglect and abuse, she’s been abducted, she’s been attacked, she’s been brain washed, and she’s been vampirized. Because of her circumstances, Tara takes every opportunity she can to complain, whine, and overreact to lighter situations. The softer side of her can usually be seen when Tara deals with Sookie, whom she loves like a sister. Tara was there for Sookie when [SPOILERS] her grandmother died; Tara routinely helps with most vampire related drama, and she even sacrificed her (human) life for Sookie.

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  • DaTruf

    I HATED Freddie. She was so annoying! I think her character was supposed to be endearing and the comic relief amongst the girls, but instead she made me want to hit her in the face with a shovel. Her face. Her voice. Her clumsiness. Her stupid naivete. Ugh. They should have killed her off or something.

  • nursej

    Toni Childs was no side kick. Sorry

  • this list is stupid