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    10 Wholesome TV Show Character Arcs That We Wouldn't Believe If You Told Us About 'Em At The Beginning Of The Series

    We really went from "hating to love" them, to just loving them!

    1. Nathan Scott from One Tree Hill.

    CW

    Nathan Scott started off as a cocky, insensitive younger brother who had no ambitions of building a relationship with his older brother, Lucas. But over the course of the show, he proves himself to be a good brother, father, husband, and friend. A complete 180 degree shift!

    2. Petra Solano from Jane the Virgin.

    Warner Bros.

    We all loved to hate Petra Solano. In the beginning it seemed like she just always had it out for Jane. But as the show progressed, their friendship did too and she really ended up being a good person to Jane and to Rafael.

    3. Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill.

    CW

    Much like Nathan Scott, Brooke Davis did a whole 180 degree shift throughout the show. She started off as a pretty face who was obsessed with boys and partying. But, she ended the show a mom, wife, and successful business woman (who at some points, didn't even have time for a man)! It was awesome seeing her become the Brooke that we always knew she could be.

    4. Mickey Milkovich from Shameless.

    BBC

    Ok, so Mickey was NOT perfect, but we still have to mention this guy. He went from a dude who wasn't even comfortable enough to come out, to a guy who didn't care how his father felt and decided he was going to marry the love of his life anyway. We get to see him be more domesticated, well...as domesticated as Mickey Milkovich can be. We also get to see a softer side of him as uncle Mickey.

    5. Justin Foley from 13 Reasons Why.

    Netflix

    We can all remember when Justin was the mean jock. Then, he started living with Clay, and his life changed. He had a real family that cared about him and in return he turned his life around and even applied to college! Unfortunately, he never got his happy ending, but we were happy to see him try.

    6. Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.

    NBC

    Tim was the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He didn't care much about anything and often drank himself out of a lot of opportunities. Towards the end of the show, we see Tim smarten up, he helps out a teen who's in need, and he really gets his life in order.

    7. Sean Murphy from The Good Doctor.

    CBS

    Sean went from someone who couldn't make friends to someone who built relationships with coworkers and even has a girlfriend. We see him grow so much when it comes to empathy and situations he's never been in.

    8. Mike "The Situation" from Jersey Shore.

    MTV

    We all remember the days of Mike's fights, his cockiness, and being irresponsible. Well, it all caught up to him and he even had to spend some time in jail. But he changed his life around even before his time in jail. He's been sober for 5 years now, is a motivational speaker, and a dad. It's hard to believe this is the same person. Such amazing personal growth!

    9. Kevin Pearson from This Is Us.

    NBC

    Kevin was Introduced as the alcoholic, good looking brother just trying to make it as an actor. He lost his way a lot on his journey, but we slowly see him change into this person who all of a sudden doesn't want to be known only for his looks and fame. We see him try to become a better son, brother, and now father. He becomes the son his father would be proud of.

    10. Will from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    Warner Bros.

    Will was born and raised in West Philly and was in for a treat when he moved to live with his aunt and uncle in Bel-Air. When he gets there, he's seen as the underachiever, goofy cousin. By the end of the series, he's taken more seriously, makes a positive impact in his family's life, and is even reassured by his uncle that he is NOT the same person who came to live with them all those years earlier.

    Talk about the growth! Is there any other character you think we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.

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