Press: Most Enjoyable Characters of 2017

Believe it or not, we’re at the end of another year. Given the way 2017 has gone at times, the prospect of change and starting anew with another year is a nice and welcome prospect. However, the end of year is also the perfect time for reflection and for all those “Best of Lists” to start going around. With so many TV series available these days it’s hard to keep up and watch it all. Even if you’re DVRing, you probably still find yourself perpetually behind and trying to play catch up. The good thing is though, with so many series available there’s bound to be a show for everyone.

All those shows also mean that there’s so many different TV characters out there to fall in love with, idolize, want to be friends with or even despise. Just like series, all characters are not created equal and some just make television a better place to be. There are certain characters that make me look forward to spending quality time with them each week, and characters I use to help me relax after a long day. They may not be completely perfect or even the most strongly written at times, but they are the characters that bring me the most joy and make TV enjoyable to watch. So yes, they may have flaws, but they also bring me back week after week.

Please keep in mind, these characters are listed in no particular order. So without further adieu here are my Most Enjoyable Characters of 2017.

Alexis Rose – Schitt’s Creek
“Ew, David!” If you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan then those are words of comfort and joy. While Schitt’s is led by comedy legends Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, it’s the Rose children that have become some of my favorite characters on TV. Each season we’ve seen Annie Murphy’s Alexis grow and become a more well-rounded individual thanks to her time in Schitt’s Creek, but Season 3 was especially strong for the youngest Rose. She went back to high school and Murphy was given some of her best material to date. She really shone as Alexis struggled to fit in and find her place. Murphy has a knack for always being able to bring out and show off Alexis’ heart, even when she’s being the most ridiculous. Also, the sibling relationship and love that exists between Alexis and David is one of the best and funniest relationships on television.