The Three Worst Characters to Appear on our TVs:
A Breakdown by Me
George Costanza is me.
Most of my hobbies and time out of the day revolves around watching tv, or at least thinking about what I’m going to watch next. So, like, I watch TV a lot. Through platforms like Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, you name it. I can fly through a TV series like people cannot believe, which is such a bad habit but I’ve started to embrace it more so as a gift from God. In another life, I’d picture myself as a TV critic, but for now, a broke unemployed college kid forever living off my parent’s Netflix account will have to suffice.
Nothing is better than getting wrapped up in a new TV show that you can’t stop thinking about, and nothing is better than having awesome characters apart of that awesome show. Unfortunately, some of the best shows ever have the WORST characters. Have someone in mind? Yeah same, I have THREE in mind to be exact.
Carrie Bradshaw is the worst. Pam Beesly is the worst. Oh and, Ted Mosby, yeah he’s the worst too. What an awful game of kill, marry, and cruise. Each of these awful characters somehow work in SOLID tv series, but I don’t think I will ever be able to wrap my head around people continuing to put Pam on such a high pedestal.
Me after Carrie does literally anything.
If you aren’t familiar with Carrie Bradshaw’s work, then brush up on your 90s HBO shows. One of HBO’s greats, Sex and The City is home to the most iconic girl gang. Each friend group has their own Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, and if you don’t, you need new friends. Personally, Sex and The City taught me the importance and power that a great girl-friend group can have, but also that successful women don’t need dim their flame in order to accommodate to men. Through all the meaningful life lessons and awkward sexual encounters in the show’s six season run, the biggest downfall to ever happen to the show and to New York City is infact, Carrie ‘Sex Columnist(?)’ Bradshaw (Bless Sarah Jessica Parker’s heart though, love her).
Now, I admire Carrie for being such a motivated writer in NYC, but her lifestyle is so unrealistic. Writing columns in a New York, Carrie had a kickass apartment by herself, with an amazing closet to store her designer wardrobe that she somehow affords. Carrie had a Mac desktop, consistently dined out and drank with her girl gang almost every night, and above all, she constantly treated herself to a few months’ rent worth of Manolo Blahniks.
HOOOONNNEEEEY WHAT IS YOU DOING??? But Carrie’s spending habits didn’t bother me. HER INCAPABILITY TO KNOW WHEN SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING IN HER LIFE, DROVE ME NUTS. Boyfriend after boyfriend, she ran back to Big. And if you don’t know who Big is, look it up. I could get into a completely different argument about why Big is the biggest tool of all time, but I never understood why she always gave up everything for him. Okay yeah she had some pretty awful boyfriends, but Aiden. Our sweet handsome prince Aiden. Multiple times, Aiden swooped into Carrie’s life and she always managed to screw it up. Aiden literally could’ve gave Carrie the world, but it still wouldn’t be good enough and she run knocking on Big’s door hoping he would commit to her. Carrie Bradshaw is one to have everything going perfect in her life, but thinks “This is too good to be true, how can I ruin it?” CHILL OUT CARRIE, SOMETIMES THINGS WORK OUT OKAY?
She broke my heart too, Aiden. XOXO
Carrie Bradshaw had such great potential with her big closet of couture, an incredibly entertaining group of girlfriends in the Big Apple, but she threw it all away. For six seasons straight plus two movies. Remember when Big stood you up at the altar in the first awful Sex and the City movie, orrrr???
You know what Carrie? You do deserve that unhappy life with Big, living in a constant state of second guessing yourself. You could’ve lived happily ever after with Aiden and his dog and woodworking masterpieces, he even would’ve built you the most perfect house, but nah.
Ted Evelyn Mosby
When you know you just suck up the fun in everything.
How I Met Your Mother is one of the best shows to binge, with another underlying theme of friendship. This show is home to Barney “Wait-for-it” Stinson, Marshall (the amazing dorky charming Jason Segel) and one of the catchiest theme songs. Ted Mosby doesn’t deserve a long of a rant as Carrie Bradshaw. But like, his middle name is Evelyn? I know, how awful but it fits him. So, in short, Ted Mosby is literally the equivalent of a male version of Carrie Bradshaw despite huge lifestyle differences. But when things are going awesome for Ted, he has to find a way to make things worse without realizing the effect it has on other people involved. I still can’t believe you ended up with Robin after all, even after everything Robin and Barney went through! Just a selfish troll
Urban Dictionary’s definition of the WOAT:
Also see: PAM BEESLY HALPERT
Pam “The WOAT” Beesly
Well guess what Pam? I hate you, sooooo.
You are the cringiest person at Dunder Mifflin, and that includes Gabe. I can’t even think where to start my rant on you. First and foremost, she landed the most perfect man to ever grace our TVs with, Jim freaking Halpert. Yeah I get it, you had some inside jokes with Jim like two times, but what in God’s name made you ever worthy of our sweet Jimothy?
The first few times watching The Office through, I didn’t mind Pam at all but she was never one of my favorites. I vividly remember comparing Office characters with my brother and I remember him mentioning Pam as one of his top three favorite characters and it made me question everything. I should’ve known then that my brother would disappoint the Webster name… Kidding. But I don’t know if it was the fourth or fifth time through of watching the show that I realized, “Hey, so Pam kinda sucks?”
Pam and Roy dated for what, eight years? They were engaged, ready to wed and all that bullshit, meanwhile poor Jim was sitting three feet away from the receptionist desk doting over her daily. In season three, we really should’ve pushed Jim to get a checkup because he was clearly ill with swine flu for being into Pam so much. But then Casino Night happened. Wait, you don’t remember? The whole “Afghanistanis with AIDS” debate, and oh Jim confessing his love for Pam and them KISSING. What a season finale cliffhanger NBC! But the whole next season, Jim leaves (thanks to Pam) and transfers to *Andy Bernard chant* STAMFORD CONNECTICUT, but eventually the two branches merge to Scranton, along with Jim’s new girlfriend, Karen Filipelli. Let the Dunder Mifflin love triangle begin!
Well well well, if it isn’t Jim, Karen and Pam are all working under the same roof together, but this time, Pam is single. She obviously called off the wedding with Roy after Casino Night. Oh shit. But now that Jim is in a happily functioning relationship with Karen, Pam is all pouty dragging her ugly ass kitten-heel-wearing feet around because Jim’s attention is elsewhere and he’s not wallowing around her desk anymore. This is when Pam gets bad bad and reaches a new level of annoying. Pam is mean to Karen but then is nice to her but then still sticks her nose in Jim and Karen’s business, Pam can’t make up her mind. Blah blah blah, fast forward to a potential job promotion in New York City, New York (the city so nice they named it twice). Michael, Karen and Jim all interview for the job, but plotwist, Ryan gets it. Shit went down between Karen and Jim and they break up. Karen leaves Scranton. Jim and Pam are magically together just in time for Season 4 ‘Fun Run’ premiere, a.k.a. one of the best episodes of the show. Pam continues to be annoying, like doing things like wear her hair down and walking in on Michael while he’s changing getting a little peep show. Dammit Pam!
Breakdown of why Pam sucks:
Meme content: 10/10
- She lead Jim on the entire time she was engaged to Roy, so for an eternity
- She acted so immature when Jim finally moved on and started a new relationship
- She clearly didn’t know how to do laundry (washed her lipstick in her towels, cmon Pam)
- She LET JIM CUT HIS TIE ON THEIR WEDDING DAY????
- She was so mean to Michael when he dated her mom (bad on his part to break up with her on her birthday)
- She didn’t support Jim’s dreams of starting his new sports company, when Jim supported her through art school, Michael Scott Paper Company, and making up a fake title as office administrator
- No one is worthy of Jim Halpert
But unfortunately there are many people in my Office Fan Facebook group that still love little Pammy, I just will never be on that slow train from Philly.
Maybe too harsh on these characters? Sure, but it needed to be addressed by me. Great TV shows come with great ratings and outcomes, and sometimes really bad characters, but we cannot let this hate define that show for us. As much as I despise Pam, I could never let her win, resulting in never watching The Office ever again. I can’t even fathom a catastrophe such as that.
Carrie Bradshaw is just a flaw in the show that I can look past because Sex and The City is too hilarious and just simply iconic. Ted Mosby, yes, maybe you ruined the show for me. After all, I wasn’t too crazy about the ending of How I Met Your Mother, so that has a lot going against it for me. But I can rely on the other greats, like Parks and Recreation (Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt okkkkuuur!) or Seinfeld to never disappoint me.
Gotta go, evidently my Netflix is calling!