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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by bowtie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:08 pm

And yes, nanu nanu for Mork ......sad though obviously.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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:happy just learned Patrick Stewart's reprising his role as Picard for a new TV series ....a surprise appearance and announcement by him at the star trek Vegas convention this weekend appeared in the news ......
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by TxAg » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:53 pm

If TV mini series count, then Robert Duvall as Augustus McCrae in Lonesome Dove is as good as it gets.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by wornout » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:27 pm

Most compelling?
Obviously:
Walter White, aka Heisenberg!

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James T. Kirk - For his leadership abilities in ambiguous situations and his confidence (even though he knows Mr. Spock is the most capable.)
Fox Mulder - For his persistence and determination to find answers and do the right thing.
Martin Crane - For his self-confidence, fatherly love and just being a cool guy to hangout with :sharebeer
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by steve roy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 pm

Angel on “The Rockford Files”. The weasel’s weasel.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by steve roy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm

And John Dehner (the actor), playing a sleazy banker in the “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres” episode of “Maverick”.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm

steve roy wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
And John Dehner (the actor), playing a sleazy banker in the “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres” episode of “Maverick”.
That was a good episode. Do you remember Dehner's last line?

"He did it."
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by samsoes » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:50 am

Hank Hill (King of the Hill). Just an honest, hardworking, conservative family man who is surrounded by whack jobs, including his wife, son, and best friends.

I can relate.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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steve roy wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Angel on “The Rockford Files”. The weasel’s weasel.
I was just going to say you can'r argue against Walter White but then you come along with Angel!

I guess we need to recognize different dimensions of "compelling." Walter and Angel each dominate their dimension.

After a bit of thought I think we need to give Walter the nod due to his gravitas outweighing Angel's complete lack thereof!

The thing about Angel is you can't help but like him. There's a sincerity to his weasleyness.
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Mozzie on White Collar.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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George Costanza, Ralph Kramden and, Coach on Cheers

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Barney Fife (Andy Griffith Show)
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My wife says I have some similarities to Ralph Kramden. :confused

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I immediately thought of Alan Alda, MASH.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Negan from The Walking Dead.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by steve roy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:13 am

cheese_breath wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm
steve roy wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
And John Dehner (the actor), playing a sleazy banker in the “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres” episode of “Maverick”.
That was a good episode. Do you remember Dehner's last line?

"He did it."
One of the classic TV episodes -- creator Roy Huggins (who also co-created "The Rockford Files") worked in all the (then) "Maverick" regulars. You seldom saw straight-arrow Efrem Zimbalist Jr. play a con artist in his long career, but Efrem portrayed the scamster Dandy Jim Buckley in several early "Mavericks", including "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres".

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:32 am

steve roy wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:13 am
cheese_breath wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm
steve roy wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
And John Dehner (the actor), playing a sleazy banker in the “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres” episode of “Maverick”.
That was a good episode. Do you remember Dehner's last line?

"He did it."
One of the classic TV episodes -- creator Roy Huggins (who also co-created "The Rockford Files") worked in all the (then) "Maverick" regulars. You seldom saw straight-arrow Efrem Zimbalist Jr. play a con artist in his long career, but Efrem portrayed the scamster Dandy Jim Buckley in several early "Mavericks", including "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres".
I think my favorite is when they spoofed Gunsmoke and Ponderosa.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Spike on Buffy.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Mrs.Howell (Lovie) from Gilligan"s Island. Wonder if the Howells invested their millions in index funds? Hmm...
Unlikely, since Jack Bogle didn't create the first index fund until 1975.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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cheese_breath wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm
steve roy wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:16 pm
And John Dehner (the actor), playing a sleazy banker in the “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres” episode of “Maverick”.
That was a good episode. Do you remember Dehner's last line?

"He did it."
Dehner's other great line from this show (which has resonance in the present age): "If you can't trust your banker, who can you trust?"

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by Farmboyslim83 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:08 pm

Curly Howard.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Curly Howard.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by palaheel » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm

For some British shows,

Idris Elba in Luther, a British cop series. Luther is one damaged detective.

Patrick McGoohan in both Secret Agent (aka Danger Man) and The Prisoner.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Barney Fife
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by parsi1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:38 pm

the entire cast of Andy Griffith show

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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- Shemp
- The Penguin
- The combination of Archie, Edith, and Meathead (sorry Gloria, you don't make the cut)

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm

palaheel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Idris Elba in Luther, a British cop series. Luther is one damaged detective.
You can't mention Luther without including Alice.
And don't forget Mitchel in the British Being Human.
Come to think of it, why not Aidan in the American version.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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parsi1 wrote:
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the entire cast of Andy Griffith show
With special mention to Gomer Pyle who spun off into his own series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by radeon962 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:32 pm

Alan Alda as Hawkeye in MASH

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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cheese_breath wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm
palaheel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Idris Elba in Luther, a British cop series. Luther is one damaged detective.
You can't mention Luther without including Alice.
And don't forget Mitchel in the British Being Human.
Come to think of it, why not Aidan in the American version.
If my son would have been a girl, he would have been named Morgan, after Alice. Totally agree; one of my favorite all-time shows and she is the single most compelling character. As it is, my wife decided to name our son after a Norse God, due to her affinity for the show "Vikings".

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by munemaker » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:39 pm

- Donald Trump on The Apprentice
- Larry Kudlow on The Kudlow Report
- Lieutenant Matt Wozniak on Shades of Blue
- "Moe" Howard of The Three Stooges
- Casey Jean ("C.J.") Parker of Baywatch

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 pm
cheese_breath wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm
palaheel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Idris Elba in Luther, a British cop series. Luther is one damaged detective.
You can't mention Luther without including Alice.
And don't forget Mitchel in the British Being Human.
Come to think of it, why not Aidan in the American version.
If my son would have been a girl, he would have been named Morgan, after Alice. Totally agree; one of my favorite all-time shows and she is the single most compelling character. As it is, my wife decided to name our son after a Norse God, due to her affinity for the show "Vikings".
It wasn't Beowulf was it?

I hope it wasn't Thor. You wouldn't want his playmates calling him a skinny little SG1 Asgard.

Seriously though, Teal'c for compelling character... Indeed.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by HongKonger » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Frank Underwood - House of Cards
Saga Noren - Bron/Broen

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by stoptothink » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:08 pm

cheese_breath wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:06 pm
stoptothink wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:36 pm
cheese_breath wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:42 pm
palaheel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Idris Elba in Luther, a British cop series. Luther is one damaged detective.
You can't mention Luther without including Alice.
And don't forget Mitchel in the British Being Human.
Come to think of it, why not Aidan in the American version.
If my son would have been a girl, he would have been named Morgan, after Alice. Totally agree; one of my favorite all-time shows and she is the single most compelling character. As it is, my wife decided to name our son after a Norse God, due to her affinity for the show "Vikings".
It wasn't Beowulf was it?

I hope it wasn't Thor. You wouldn't want his playmates calling him a skinny little SG1 Asgard.

Seriously though, Teal'c for compelling character... Indeed.
My son is named after the "all-father". At 3, he has definitely taken on the name, both in size and his very aggressive nature. It's quite interesting with his Mexican surname, but it fits him.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Magnum P.I.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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Alisa(Janet McTeer as Jessica Jone's mother)
Carrie (Claire Danes in Homeland)
Sidney Reilly' (Sam Neill -Reilly:Ace of Spies)

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

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The Cookie Monster.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by StormShadow » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:00 am

Data - ST:TNG.
Saul Goodman, James McGill - Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul
Dustin - Stranger Things
Corporal Klinger - MASH
Murray - Mad About You

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by atfish » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:46 am

redd foxx on sanford and son

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Post by lostdog » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:25 am

Jenny Lee from "Call the Midwife". My wife and I love this show.

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atfish wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:46 am
redd foxx on sanford and son
+1

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Walter White; Breaking Bad.

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John of Cincinnati
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by Trism » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:26 am

Definitely Alf.

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by palaheel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:52 pm

One more damaged detective: Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) in Saving Grace, and her angel, Earl.
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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by RollTide31457 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:04 pm

CJ Parker (Baywatch)
Sonny Crockett or Rico Tubbs (Miami Vice)
Alf (Alf)

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by bob60014 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:11 pm

Fred Flintstone
Barney Rubble
And the human counterparts
Ralph Kramden
Ed Norton

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Re: most compelling TV character ever

Post by cheese_breath » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:41 pm

Dr. Johnny Fever - WKRP in Cincinnati
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