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    Here Are 29 TV Characters That Are Actually Super Annoying

    "Derek Shepherd literally cheated on everyone he had a serious relationship with. Thank you, next."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV characters other people love, but they can't stand. Here are some of those characters:

    1. Derek Shepherd from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "I never liked Derek! He continued to pursue Meredith romantically despite her clear misgivings about starting a relationship with a superior at work. Also, the fact that he literally cheated on everyone he had a serious relationship with. Thank you, next."

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    2. Rachel Greene and Ross Geller from Friends

    NBC

    "They were such a beloved couple, but I just never understood why. They were both equally annoying alone, but together they were the worst. Rachel and Ross were awful together."

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    3. Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

    Warner Bros.

    "She was incredibly rude, selfish, and downright mean. Lorelai also gave Emily so much crap when she was just trying to be a good mom. Lorelai was a much worse person than Emily in my opinion."

    booknerd13

    4. Jim Halpert from The Office

    NBC

    "He was a bully and acted like he was better than everyone in the office. I'll never be over when Jim went behind Pam's back to pursue his dream job. Pam deserved so much better! I don't know what she saw in him."

    awwshucks

    5. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "Not only is he always sad, but he always needs to be saved by others. He has had the least amount of character development out of everyone. If it weren't for the characters around him, he’d be the least interesting person ever."

    norasg

    6. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City

    HBO

    "She was selfish, spoiled, and self-centered. I'll never be over all the shit she did to Aidan. She was the worst and all of her friends deserved better."

    cherishl3

    7. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries

    The CW

    "I don’t know why so many people found him charming and suave when he was actually creepy and straight-up mean! He never faced consequences for his actions and blamed everyone else for something bad that went on in his life! He was the definition of overrated."

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    8. Cristina Yang from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "I get that people loved seeing a woman kicking butt in her field, but she was so overwhelmingly selfish and genuinely awful that I couldn't even enjoy how talented she was. If she didn't see how someone could help her get ahead professionally, she treated them like garbage. Unless they were a close friend, she was dismissive of others' talents and hardships and incredibly rude to just about everyone."

    yeahthatsoundsaboutright

    9. Archie Andrews from Riverdale

    The CW

    "I can’t stand him. He constantly makes horrible decisions and treats Betty and Veronica like they're worthless. He’s a terrible son and friend. He's pretty much the reason I stopped watching the show!"

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    10. Michael Scott from The Office

    NBC

    "I swear, it baffles me that people loved him. He was a horrible boss and such a rude and awful person. Everything he did infuriated me. I was so happy when he left the show."

    alexg4fa62c7ed

    11. Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead

    AMC

    "I known he's a hero, but he has gotten so many people killed. He only thought about his kids and not the group as a whole. He waged a completely unnecessary war against people who hadn't done shit to him. I don't think he deserved to be a leader."

    rmadu13

    12. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars

    Freeform

    "It’s really sad because she was the LGBT representation on the show, but I felt like she didn't contribute anything to helping the team. Emily had the same facial expression for every situation the Liars found themselves in."

    inestopia

    13. Clay from 13 Reasons Why

    Netflix

    "The series was supposed to tell Hannah's story, but Clay seemed to make everything about himself. He's so annoying."

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    14. Piper Chapman from Orange Is the New Black

    Netflix

    "I’m sorry, but her character should've been killed off instead of Poussey Washington. Piper is whiny, privileged, and just straight-up annoying AF."

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    15. Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy

    ABC

    "She is dull, brooding, and annoying. She wasted the last year of Derek's life complaining about him trying to further his own career, yet she wouldn't have a career without him! Also, when Derek died, she didn't even let his sisters say goodbye. The supporting cast has overshadowed her for over a decade."

    sassyauntie

    16. Felicity Smoak from Arrow

    The CW

    "I know people love her, but I think she's annoying. I'll never be over when Barry and Iris decided to get married and she basically hijacked the moment and decided to marry Oliver at the same time! She's the reason I stopped watching Arrow."

    chortlingchode

    17. Rachel Berry from Glee

    Fox

    "She was an annoying brat and she threw a temper tantrum almost every time someone else got a solo. She was a horrible friend and girlfriend who only cared about herself. She literally ruined Glee for me."

    annavillard

    18. Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "She was bitchy and annoying, not to mention a terrible friend. Literally every fight Blair and Serena had stemmed from something Serena did. Serena and Dan deserved each other, TBH, because they both sucked."

    vaishnavireddy1809

    19. Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls

    Warner Bros.

    "He was always rude to Lorelei and her boyfriends because he was jealous even though he never had the courage to ask her out. Then, when he did get together with Lorelai, he was awful to her."

    emmam41

    20. Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl

    The CW

    "He was just gross. I don’t know why people shipped him with Blair. Their relationship was the worst. The only thing Chuck was good at was sneering, drinking liquor, and trading his girlfriend for a hotel. He was the definition of an asshole."

    dery2

    21. Walter White from Breaking Bad

    AMC

    "At first he had sympathetic reasons to cook meth, but as the series progressed, he became such an asshole. I just don't get why people rooted for him in the first place. He only cared about himself and treated Jesse and Skyler horribly. He hurt innocent people for his own benefit and I could never get past it."

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    22. Jughead Jones from Riverdale

    The CW

    "He’s so entitled and annoying. He acts like everyone should tell him everything. Jughead gets mad over anything that doesn't go his way. Betty deserves so much better."

    Jacksontaylor

    23. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "I don't understand why people like her so much. She empowers herself at the expense of those around her. She is extremely entitled and thinks that the Iron Throne should basically be handed to her."

    jsws17

    24. Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother

    CBS

    "He was so whiny and annoying throughout the entire series. He always made everything about him, but acted like he was such a thoughtful guy."

    jlam85

    25. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

    Warner Bros.

    "Rory was so selfish and spoiled. I don't understand why people in Stars Hollow acted like she was so nice. The Gilmore Girls revival made me hate her even more, which I didn't think was possible."

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    26. Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    NBC

    "I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I can't stand Jake. I just think there's a line to the number of stupid and dangerous things someone can get away with without learning. I'm honestly shocked that he's kept his job this long."

    bookcrazy1234

    27. Monica Geller from Friends

    NBC

    "She was awful to her friends and made them do whatever she wanted. Also, she dated her parents' best friend, who was basically an uncle to her growing up. She had some great moments, but she just annoyed me overall."

    jillianrose914

    28. Fitz Grant from Scandal

    ABC

    "He was such a baby. Plus, he got jealous whenever Olivia or Mellie wanted to be with someone else instead of him. Olivia and Mellie deserved so much better than someone who constantly manipulated them."

    laceynchipped

    29. Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother

    CBS

    "Other people found him so funny, but his behavior was extremely appalling and problematic."

    halliecolegrovem

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