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So basically, i know this is a movie-rating website, but no one can deny that there should be discussion of some tv shows because som eare just so great and need recognition. besically, this blog is about certain tv shows that are made great simply because of one or two characters portrayed on the show. basically, the entire greatness of the show belongs to a few people and the way they are able to deliver their performances.
1. South Park: maybe the greatest tv show ever made, Trey Parker and Matt Stone continually break barriers and find ways to insult anyone or anything. the way they are able to create cerain characters and give lines that offend is truely genius. There never is any kind of storyline for the series, but each episode has its own story and each episode is usually split into 2 seperate stories. It truly is great because each episode is somehow relevant to current events, and the writers are always able to create a new way to make fun of other things that go on in the present day crazy world we live in.
Character(s) that make the show: Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick portrayed by Matt Stone and Trey Parker
2. Heroes: another great series about people who discover they have powers and abilities and eiter use them for good or for their own purposes. A great sciene-fiction series with some great performances, though none better the villanous Sylar, who continuously poses a threat to everyone. The main storylines of each season ivolve the characters getting adjusted to their powers as the days go by and learning to live with them, whilst trying to escape anything that threatens their way of life.
Character(s) that make the show great: Sylar, portrayed by Zachary Quinto
3. 24: basically, one of the best current action-series that is able to show people on television the amount of true violence, blood, and gore people do encounter in serious situations like those portrayed in the show. It truly is a shame that this is its final season, though there will be a movie coming out. Jack Bauer does everything in this show, from catching bad guys, to protecting the Presidents, to finding out that there is always someone who betrays the people on his side. Also, many of the supporting characters provide great thrills including action, politics, and other scenes where there is drama.
Character(s) that make the show great: Jack Bauer, portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland
4. Boston Legal: A great tv show abot lawyers and their work environments and the court cases they get involved in....all to the extreme. This show never has a normal person walking around or a normal case being given. All the characters are faced with virtually un-winnable and ridiculous cases that somehow they manage to win because most of the main characters sway the jury or the judge with long and passionate closing arguements. Though it is light-hearted as well, this is on the verge of being a comedy, taking into account all of the ridiculous antics and crazy things that go around in the law firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt. But the truly great actors that give it their all every episode and never fail to amuse and excite the viewers are Denny Crane and Alan Shore. Denny Crane loves to be patriotic, shoot things, and flaunt his perfect record in court, as well as try to have sex with almost every hot woman he encounters. Alan Shore is usually the man to go to with crazy court cases because he has a habit of winning the bizarre and trivial cases, doing so after giving emotional and passionate speeches at the end to close his arguement.
Character(s) that make the show great: Denny Crane, portrayed by William Shatner; and Alan Shore, portrayed by James Spader
5. How I Met Your Mother: Another great show because it showcases the great talents of its five stars. However, there is no doubt that the greatest character of the group is Barney Stinson, the rich, attractive womanizer who does anything and everything he possibly can to sleep with women he finds attractive, then never speak to again. Relationships are a stupid waste of time to him, and there is no better way to prove that than by sleeping with every other woman on Earth. The other four characters are well played, but they sometimes have extremely stupid habits and like to do annoying things. However, Barney Stinson is the one person that provides the most laughs, and as the series progresses, we are treated to seeing him find new and exciting ways to sleep with women, then never talk to them again.
Character(s) that make the show great: Barney Stinson, portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris
6. Two And A Half Men: Another great monday-night comedy. This show is about two brothers (played by Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer) who live together because one does not have any luck with women he has in his life, and because one does not want any. Charlie Harper is the greatest playboy/player/pimp that can be portrayed on cable. He is able to sleep with countless women and have as many one-night-stands effortlessly. The only thing is when he tries to have a serious relationship, he struggles and does not succeed most of the time. Alan Harper is the exact opposite. He tries to get with women, but has trouble doing so, since most find him too eccentric and a bit of a cheapskate. Also, Jake's charaters is pure comic relief whenever he shows up on the screen. He is very stupid, but thats where his laughs come from. Booze, women, and stupidity; that's what this show is all about, though in no particular order. Also, what totally makes the show so great is the interplay between the two brothers every episode.
Character(s) that make the show great: Charlie Harper, portrayed by Charlie Sheen; Alan Harper, portrayed by Jon Cryer
7. The Big Bang Theory: One of the great, new tv shows on CBS. This show is about a bunch of science nerds doing whatever they do on a day-to-day basis, only to have their schedule thrown off track by the arrival of a new tenant in the apartment across the hall from them. She is a "normal" girl to these geniuses, and eventually is able to teach them better social skills whilst hilarity ensues from their encounters with the outside world. The show is raised to greater comedic heights simply by the great performance of Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper. He is the most neurotic of the group and has virtually no social skills to begin with. After three seasons, he has only slightly improved, though managing to bring out the greatest laughs on the show episode after episode simply by being clueless and extremely intelligent at the same time.
Character(s) that make the show great: Sheldon Cooper, portrayed by Jim Parsons
I have not ranked these in any particular order, so this is not a list like that. If you have any suggestions as to more tv shows i should describe based on the criteria of one or two characters being the reason to watch it, then tell me and i might add it, providing i have seen that show. i am open to all suggestions, shows that are currently airing (like South Park above) or even shows that have concluded (like Boston Legal above).