most compelling TV character ever

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by bloom2708 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:51 pm

HongKonger wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Frank Underwood - House of Cards
Saga Noren - Bron/Broen
2 good choices. I loved the Saga Noren character on "The Bridge". Great show.

I would have to put Claire Underwood right along side Frank Underwood. It will be interesting to see how they wrap the show up in Season 6.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by drawpoker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:59 pm

Alice Kramden

2nd place winner: Gracie Allen

3rd : Fred Sanford

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:13 pm

Jamal Al-Fayeed (Tyrant)
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by obgraham » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:39 pm

Indeed, as someone listed a few posts down: Carrie, in Homeland.

In the last couple of seasons the character has gotten overplayed and predictable, and is much less interesting. However, in the earlier seasons I think Claire Danes portrayal of this very conflicted character was an acting "tour-de-force". Especially when she was experiencing her manic modes, dealing with her own family, and her medications.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by HongKonger » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 am

bloom2708 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:51 pm
HongKonger wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Frank Underwood - House of Cards
Saga Noren - Bron/Broen
2 good choices. I loved the Saga Noren character on "The Bridge". Great show.

I would have to put Claire Underwood right along side Frank Underwood. It will be interesting to see how they wrap the show up in Season 6.
Well there's no Frank in S6. Nov 2nd release date on the calendar already.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cashmoney » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:39 am

bob60014 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Fred Flintstone
Barney Rubble
And the human counterparts
Ralph Kramden
Ed Norton


Fred Flintstone- great actor!

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by Minot » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:37 pm

palaheel wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:52 pm
One more damaged detective: Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) in Saving Grace, and her angel, Earl.
+1, +1.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by B4Xt3r » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:56 am

bowtie wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:20 pm
As long as we are listing Jean Luc Picard, I'll add "Q" and Data.
+1 esp. for Data. The episode where he plays his evil brother, himself, and his father was golden.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by FunnelCakeBob » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:54 pm

What a timely topic...

Chrisjen Avasarala - The Expanse

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by Reubin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm

Gus Fring from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. You know, the owner of Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast food chicken restaurant.

He may not be the most compelling character ever but I find him extremely compelling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Fring

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