#1 – Dale Cooper, – Twin Peaks. Pie. Tibet. His friendship with Harry Truman. The fact that he resisted Audrey Horne. Pretty much my perfect man.
#2 – Dr. Mark Greene – ER. I cried when he died, you know.
#3 – Toby Ziegler – The West Wing. For being the best grump in history, “No, I’m disagreeing with you. That doesn’t mean I’m not listening to you or understanding what you’re saying. I’m doing all three at the same time.”
#4 – Josh Lyman – The West Wing. The Mary Poppins of primetime TV. And then there was this –
Josh: All I’m saying is, if you were in an accident, I wouldn’t stop to get a beer.
Donna: If you were in an accident, I wouldn’t stop for red lights.
#5 – Spike – Buffy/Angel. He had the best character arc in TV history [gowan, i’ll fight ya for it]. ‘I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.’
#6 – Catpain Black Udder – Blackadder Goes Forth. Wibble.
#7 – Wu – Deadwood. Fuckin’ Hang Dai, Wu!
#8 – Commander Data – Star Trek: TNG. Would you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
#9 – Det. Frank Pembleton – Homicide: Life on the Street. He has a stare that’d make my old-boss Melvin quiver in his stylish-yet-affordable boots, and tore through murderers and rapists not with his fists, but with his brain.
#10 – Det. Dutch Wagenbach – The Shield. I’ve only seen the first 2 seasons of this, and am getting the 3rd as I type. Mostly to see how Dutch ends up, and whether he ever finds an inner bad-ass, or simply solves all the cases while failing at almost everything else.
#11 – Calamity Jane – Deadwood. Best. Drunk. Ever.
E.B. Farnum: Be brief.
Calamity Jane: Be fucked!
#12 – to be continued – i’m off to sell 8 hours of my soul a day.
update – [part 2 will go up once I’ve finished watching the first 3 seasons of The Wire] –
Looking at other people who’ve done this one, I found this perfecto description of Toby Ziegler: He lives in his own world and all he wants is to get other people to live there because it’s better (and it is).