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28 TV Characters Who Are Having A Way Worse Day Than You

If you're having a bad day, these struggles will make those gray clouds go away. There might be spoilers!

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1. Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones)

HBO

Aside being betrothed to Joffrey Baratheon, Sansa has been forced to watch her father get beheaded, lost nearly all of her family members, threatened with rape and abuse, and had to flee her own home to avoid Cersei's wrath. Someone get this girl some ice cream.

3. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)

AMC

Sometimes in high school you feel like a teacher is ruining your life. But it's rare that your high school teacher will actually literally ruin your life by forcing you to kill people, letting your girlfriend die in her own vomit, and poisoning the kid of the woman you're seeing. Jesse drove off into the sunset at the end of the series, but he probably died in a car accident.

4. Meredith Grey (Grey's Anatomy)

ABC

Meredith's friends have died. Meredith's family has died. Meredith herself has almost drowned, been blown up, and shot. Now she just had to take her damn husband off life support. Can Shonda Rhimes let Meredith live?! Or better yet, can she let anyone else in Meredith's life live?

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5. Huck (Scandal)

ABC

Being a government spy might look sexy on Alias and The Americans, but that is not the life Huck got. He's been tortured and sent to the brink of insanity by the shadowy B6-13 and has a nervous breakdown every other week.

8. Deacon Claybourne (Nashville)

ABC

Deacon's an alcoholic who had his daughter hidden from him by his ex-girlfriend for 13 years, which caused him to fall off the wagon when he learned the truth. Everyone in his life is like a ticking time bomb. He should probably just leave Nashville.

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9. Curtis Donovan (Misfits)

Clerkenwell Films

Curtis was an athlete headed for greatness until he was busted for drug possession. Then he was imbued with superpowers that led to his girlfriend's death before he was later bitten by a zombie and given a death sentence of his own.

10. Joan Holloway (Mad Men)

AMC

Joan bears the weight of every ounce of sexism that the '60s has to heap on her. The literal representation of every woman who's ever been destroyed by men, Joan has never had an ounce of peace or a victory that wasn't fleeting.

11. Alison Parker (Melrose Place)

CBS Television

As much as the audience enjoyed Amanda Woodward ripping into Alison at work each week, Alison probably wanted to jump out a window. Add to that an obsessive ex-boyfriend who committed suicide while on the phone with her, becoming an alcoholic, and going blind when her apartment complex blew up, Alison seriously needed a spa day. Or year.

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13. Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins (The Wire)

HBO

A homeless drug addict, Bubbles has accidentally killed his best friend, been beaten up by drug dealers, and attempted suicide in an interrogation room. His life turns out for the better in the final season, but damn, was it a trek.

14. Jerry (Garry) Gergich (Parks and Recreation)

NBC

Jerry's own co-workers don't even know that his real name is Garry! He's constantly teased and insulted by all of his friends. Face it, the funniest jokes in Parks and Rec usually involved someone being mean to Jerry. You're part of the problem.

15. Hilda Suarez (Ugly Betty)

ABC

A teenage mom, Hilda grew up living with her father and sister. The father of her son, Santos, came back into their life and a relationship blossomed between them again — until he was shot dead in a convenience store. Her next boyfriend never told her he was still married. And when she finally got her happy ever after with Bobby Talercio — she had a miscarriage.

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17. Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)

CW

When you start a series trying to help your alcoholic mother, solve the murder of your best friend, and figure out who drugged and raped you, your good fortune can really only go downhill from there.

19. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)

CW

Having the Mark of Cain probably is not a good thing, which you learn from like, a cursory glance at The Bible. Also, have you ever been sent directly to Hell without passing Go or even collecting $200?

20. Mark Greene (ER)

Warner Bros.

Tortured by the memories of a woman he let die during childbirth, Mark also found out that his own birth was a mistake, went through a messy divorce, and then we get to watch him SLOWLY DIE from brain cancer.

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22. Nicole Walker (Days of Our Lives)

NBC

Nicole has been forced into porn as a teenager by her abusive father, married to crime bosses who broke her down emotionally, lost her inability to have kids, and has basically played the role of town pariah since 1998. There's really not a person in Salem who hasn't taken the time to yell at Nicole or call her a whore.

23. Xander Harris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

20th Television

Xander, self-proclaimed "butt-monkey" on Sunnydale, was always on the receiving end of bad luck, starting with his home life. The nice cherry on the top of his shit sundae was getting his eye gouged out in the series' final season.

24. Eve Russell (Passions)

NBC

Eve boozed it up in her youth as a jazz singer, only to have her son stolen from her after she gave birth. Her son later came back as a hermaphrodite who blackmailed and terrorized her, all the while having sex with his father, cutting off his penis, and forcing a drunk Eve to reattach it upside-down during surgery. Sister, I feel you.

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25. Will Graham (Hannibal)

NBC

Poor Will. When you're best friends with Hannibal Lecter, you kinda have to expect you'll get manipulated during your therapy sessions, goaded into becoming a murderer, and locked up in prison.