More often than not, the lead characters on our favorite shows are made to be likable, or at least tolerable. There are outliers to that norm, but even those are few and far between.
Then, of course, there are those characters who make you want to throw a brick at your screen even if that wasn't the intention with which the character was created.
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It might be for a variety of reasons but most of the time it's because the writers unwittingly went overboard with the schtick they built the character around, and so, Instead of the charming character we were supposed to get, we end up with an insufferable caricature that sometimes never grows past his character flaws.
We have picked 21 of the top leads who annoyed us most of the time they were onscreen. Read on to find out who they are!
Kiera Cameron (Continuum)
Maybe being a selfish jerk is a prerequisite to becoming a cop in 2077, we'll never know, and prioritizing self-interest isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, watching Kiera do it times without number at the expense of those who have routinely placed her well-being above theirs was infuriating.
Ross Geller (Friends)
Ross was a giant man-child who would whine about everything the second he doesn't get what he wants. Plus, he continually tried to sabotage Rachel's relationships with other guys. Not that she was any better, but at least she showed a tiny bit of improvement over the years.
Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
You most likely know that Sheldon has a genius-level intellect, and it is probably because of the number of times he has brought it up in conversation, which is pretty much every other episode. He is also condescending and totally devoid of empathy.
President Trump (Our Cartoon President)
Listening to that annoying voice is enough to send most people over the edge, but if that doesn't do it for you, then you'll be happy to know that the antics he gets up to will make you want to throw yourself onto a busy highway.
They make a point of letting us know that the characters on this show are humans like us -- warts and all. Except for Star, who is mostly about warts and little of everything else. Getting her sister out of Otis' house was the only good thing she has done that counted, and she has continued to coast on the goodwill that action bought her, but for how much longer?
Lucious Lyon (Empire)
To list Lucious' traits that make him the worst parent, husband, and friend is not possible without having to dedicate a whole page for that. He was supposed to be in the anti-hero mold -- which is a very fine line to walk. But along the line, he just turned into an utterly repulsive character whose chance at any form of redemption has long passed.