The Top 10 Weirdest Characters on TV
Counting down the top 10 weirdest television characters.
January 19, 2012 11:11 pmXena
10. Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Bones
Although Bones is now pregnant and in a serious relationship with agent Booth, she still can find herself amused by something gross like dismembered or exploding body. Her behavior is still far from normal, but had improved since season one, which puts her in the end of the list.
9. Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), House M.D.
House has proven to be ignorant to people's feelings and society rules. Being a genius, he gets away with almost everything (except that move that looked like an attempt to murder Dr. Cuddy). But don't hold it against him - a history of drug abuse, phantom pain, a broken heart and extremely high IQ combined would've driven anyone insane.
8. Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), The Big Bang Theory
Although his popular line is "I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested", by not understanding sarcasm or human emotions he has earned himself a spot on this list.
7. Dr. Gaius Baltar (James Callis), Battlestar Galactica
Baltar's guilt (and love for Six) drove him to vivid hallucinations on a regular basis. Although, it is possible that Head Six was actually an angel, but I would prefer him to be crazy.
6. Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), Fringe
Walter was a mad scientist even before he spent 17 years in a nuthouse, but now he is a brilliant cocktail of insecurity, genius and madness. Also, John Noble really deserves all Emmys in the world, am I right?
So, places from ten to six went to doctors, how about that? Television shows widely use stereotypes about brilliant, but mad scientists! Still, they are not as weird as my top five.
5. Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), Dexter
Well, first of all, Dexter is a serial killer, duh! He has voices in his head (Dark Passenger, Harry, the Ice Truck Killer) and regularly sees a ghost of his deceased father. Every emotion he "feels" is actually an act (or is it?). He is a sociopath, who needs to kill and dismember people on a regular basis just to keep it cool. Otherwise, he is quite lovable and nice person.
4. River Tam (Summer Glau), Firefly (and Serenity)
River is a genius who had an experimental operation on her brain. Because of it, she feels everything ("she can not to"). Sometimes terrifying ("He looks good in red"), sometimes funny, River is an important member of the team (mostly her importance is shown in Serenity, but I consider it to be the last 2 hours long episode).
3. Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), Community
Abed looks at the world as if it is a TV show. Great actor, he can play any emotion, but I can't actually understand them most of the time. Sometimes he even provokes his friends to get "the scene" he wants, but still, it's Abed who remains the center and "the glue" of the group.
2. Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright), Alphas
SyFy's new series' most memorable character, Gary Bell, is a transducer who can read electromagnetic wavelengths with mind power alone. Also, he is autistic and has problems communicating with others, which ends up in the most funny scenes of the series. But Gary is much more than just a "comic relief", he is a deep, tragic character. Developing through series, he is learning to lie to protect his friends, to deal with death and betrayal and to care about others.
1. Alpha (Alan Tydik), Dollhouse
Although every character from Dollhouse should be on this list, I chose Alpha, played by incredible Alan Tydik, as the best weirdo and the most memorable psychopath I've ever seen (except for Joker). Deadly scary and funny at the same time ("Tell me honestly… What do you think of the suit?"), Alpha had almost 50 personalities in his head and three of them were serial killers. Episodes with Alpha were the best episodes of the show. Weed addict changing to the most deadly Active in a blink of an eye was incredible. At the end of the series (unjustly cancelled too soon) he came to agreement with his multiple personalities that being crazy in a crazy post-apocaliptic world won't do and joined "the good guys". It took him around 10 years to get there, though. I wish there was a spin-off about his adventures.
And that is my top 10 weirdest characters on TV. Who would you add? Share your thoughts!