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27 Annoying AF Male TV Characters

Of course Ted and Ross are on this list.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which main characters from their favourite TV shows they just couldn't stand. Here are some of the best answers.

1. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

I know it's his character, but he is so annoying, arrogant, and selfish and I can't stand people like that. Sometimes he gets on my nerves so much I want to turn off the show. –m457a37b78
CBS

I know it's his character, but he is so annoying, arrogant, and selfish and I can't stand people like that. Sometimes he gets on my nerves so much I want to turn off the show.

m457a37b78

2. Derek Shepherd, Grey's Anatomy

ABC

Personally, I think Derek was a lot more whiny and entitled than Meredith, and I was relieved when they killed him off because I was just so sick of his attitude.

–Allie Lotz, Facebook

3. Ezra Fitz, Pretty Little Liars

Like you're a grown-ass man and you want a relationship with a 16-year-old girl? The whole thing is disturbing, and the show tries to make it look okay. It's not okay!–tabithamayer88
Freeform

Like you're a grown-ass man and you want a relationship with a 16-year-old girl? The whole thing is disturbing, and the show tries to make it look okay. It's not okay!

tabithamayer88

4. Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

CBS

God, I hate Ted and that stupid ending.

klinecks

5. Taylor Doose, Gilmore Girls

I don't know how no one punched that man. He's literally a prick for the sake of being a prick.–ellennn
WB

I don't know how no one punched that man. He's literally a prick for the sake of being a prick.

ellennn

6. Cam Tucker, Modern Family

He constantly manipulates and bullies his partner, Mitchell. His selfishness is often a blemish on the show for me.–carynkarrikers
ABC

He constantly manipulates and bullies his partner, Mitchell. His selfishness is often a blemish on the show for me.

carynkarrikers

7. Todd Quinlan, Scrubs

Scrubs is one of my favorite shows, but Todd's frat boy personality and his sexual remarks just really rubbed me the wrong way. There could be a funny scene and "The Todd" would just ruin it.–itsbreaa
NBC

Scrubs is one of my favorite shows, but Todd's frat boy personality and his sexual remarks just really rubbed me the wrong way. There could be a funny scene and "The Todd" would just ruin it.

itsbreaa

8. Don Draper, Mad Men

I absolutely love the show and he's an interesting character to follow, but his moral compass makes me sick. It's hard to watch the way he treats his wife, the multiple women he sleeps with, and his female employees. Even his kids! He's just such a horrible man.–Sarah
AMC

I absolutely love the show and he's an interesting character to follow, but his moral compass makes me sick. It's hard to watch the way he treats his wife, the multiple women he sleeps with, and his female employees. Even his kids! He's just such a horrible man.

Sarah

9. Josh Chan, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I just don't understand what Rebecca sees in him. –avynw
CW

I just don't understand what Rebecca sees in him.

avynw

10. Seth Cohen, The O.C.

CW

Why? Because he is a pretentious, self-obsessed, arrogant brat that was funny at first but then made me want to body-slam him for the stupid shit he did. He victimizes himself every single time.

jasemna

11. John Winchester, Supernatural

He is the absolute worst. He's emotionally abusive, neglectful, and it's hinted that he was physically abusive as well. The boys should've just let him go off and do his thing rather than trying to find him constantly. He's a bad father.–jazzymiranda
CW

He is the absolute worst. He's emotionally abusive, neglectful, and it's hinted that he was physically abusive as well. The boys should've just let him go off and do his thing rather than trying to find him constantly. He's a bad father.

jazzymiranda

12. Mr. Big, Sex and the City

Never saw the attraction other than his pretty face. Wouldn't commit, wouldn't say he loved Carrie, wouldn't leave. Cheated on his wife, almost moved across the country without saying goodbye, the list goes on. Douchebag.–lisal421525b91
HBO

Never saw the attraction other than his pretty face. Wouldn't commit, wouldn't say he loved Carrie, wouldn't leave. Cheated on his wife, almost moved across the country without saying goodbye, the list goes on. Douchebag.

lisal421525b91

13. Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead

He's a horrible leader, and compared to the other people on the show he's really bland. If the creators killed him off I wouldn't be that mad.–bryceb40122f9a6
AMC

He's a horrible leader, and compared to the other people on the show he's really bland. If the creators killed him off I wouldn't be that mad.

bryceb40122f9a6

14. Ross Geller, Friends

He is entitled, selfish, irresponsible, boring, and judgmental. I can barely watch Friends because he is so unlikeable.–hjj2
NBC

He is entitled, selfish, irresponsible, boring, and judgmental. I can barely watch Friends because he is so unlikeable.

hjj2

15. Dan Humphrey, Gossip Girl

He's a sociopath and a narcissist who doesn't care who he hurts. Needs to be sectioned!–e45d67d8d3
CW

He's a sociopath and a narcissist who doesn't care who he hurts. Needs to be sectioned!

e45d67d8d3

16. Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries

CW

I know this will probably be an ~unpopular opinion~, but let's all be honest: He's a pretty shitty person. He used people as play things by controlling them, killing them, and turning them. He literally used Caroline as a blood bank and servant. He constantly tormented everyone around him. He was selfish, self-serving, and probably a narcissist. And people act like he's just "damaged" or whatever. No, he's psychotic.

smiillee22

17. Archie Andrews, Riverdale

Although he is hot and can sing, he's shitty to his friends and whines about problems that aren't actually problems.–teresaruss
CW

Although he is hot and can sing, he's shitty to his friends and whines about problems that aren't actually problems.

teresaruss

18. Danny Pink, Doctor Who

I don't know why, but he just infuriates me. He just was TOO sensitive, and got angry at Clara when she made jokes, and he was always too awkward and acted like he knew everything. I also think that the Doctor and Clara should be with one another, and so I was happy when he died.–bluewhovian23
BBC One

I don't know why, but he just infuriates me. He just was TOO sensitive, and got angry at Clara when she made jokes, and he was always too awkward and acted like he knew everything. I also think that the Doctor and Clara should be with one another, and so I was happy when he died.

bluewhovian23

19. Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill

I HATE him. Brooke Davis is one of the best TV characters of all time IMO and she was waaay too good for him. As far as I'm concerned, when he left the show they should have just killed him off.–Lizzie Lehmann, Facebook
CW

I HATE him. Brooke Davis is one of the best TV characters of all time IMO and she was waaay too good for him. As far as I'm concerned, when he left the show they should have just killed him off.

–Lizzie Lehmann, Facebook

20. Jack Shephard, Lost

The most annoying, arrogant, demeaning nightmare in all the television I've ever seen. I truly don't believe there is a single moment in the series where he isn't intolerable. Even as he is saving people from a plane crash in the pilot, he is being condescending to the other survivors trying to help.–megana449e5604c
ABC

The most annoying, arrogant, demeaning nightmare in all the television I've ever seen. I truly don't believe there is a single moment in the series where he isn't intolerable. Even as he is saving people from a plane crash in the pilot, he is being condescending to the other survivors trying to help.

megana449e5604c

21. Dean Forester, Gilmore Girls

He was manipulative, whiny, and was 100% the reason Rory got off track.–cobinichole01
CW

He was manipulative, whiny, and was 100% the reason Rory got off track.

cobinichole01

22. Frank Gallagher, Shameless

That guy has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He is the worst character, ever. It's not even fun to see him onscreen. It's too bad William H. Macy plays him because William H. Macy is terrific.–s4e80b668c
Showtime

That guy has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He is the worst character, ever. It's not even fun to see him onscreen. It's too bad William H. Macy plays him because William H. Macy is terrific.

s4e80b668c

23. Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Watching the series again as an older person, I saw the nuances more. He's quite possessive, jealous, judgmental, self-involved, self-righteous, and at times displayed moments of misogyny. He was so much harsher on Buffy and Anya when things he did were often worse, affecting others more adversely.–Twan LeGreet, Facebook
The WB

Watching the series again as an older person, I saw the nuances more. He's quite possessive, jealous, judgmental, self-involved, self-righteous, and at times displayed moments of misogyny. He was so much harsher on Buffy and Anya when things he did were often worse, affecting others more adversely.

–Twan LeGreet, Facebook

24. Fox Mulder, The X-Files

Not only is he a misogynistic prick, but he's also the most incompetent FBI employee ever. The whole "Scully, you wait here with the injured party while I go on ahead where I'll inevitably see something incredible that you won't believe because you didn't come with me" thing... like, NO, JUST FUCKING TAKE SCULLY WITH YOU. And don't even get me started on the episode where he takes A KNOWN CHILD SERIAL KILLER out of prison without permission, only to FALL ASLEEP AND LET THAT SERIAL KILLER ESCAPE. What a fucking mess.–natalied4711c39fa
FOX

Not only is he a misogynistic prick, but he's also the most incompetent FBI employee ever. The whole "Scully, you wait here with the injured party while I go on ahead where I'll inevitably see something incredible that you won't believe because you didn't come with me" thing... like, NO, JUST FUCKING TAKE SCULLY WITH YOU. And don't even get me started on the episode where he takes A KNOWN CHILD SERIAL KILLER out of prison without permission, only to FALL ASLEEP AND LET THAT SERIAL KILLER ESCAPE. What a fucking mess.

natalied4711c39fa

25. Peter Griffin, Family Guy

He's just the worst. He's not even funny anymore, he's a complete idiot, and horrible husband and father.–amazinganne90
FOX

He's just the worst. He's not even funny anymore, he's a complete idiot, and horrible husband and father.

amazinganne90

26. Dr. House, House

I really hate House. I can't even look at Hugh Laurie's face without wanting to punch him. – Maria Kokora, Facebook
NBC

I really hate House. I can't even look at Hugh Laurie's face without wanting to punch him.

– Maria Kokora, Facebook

27. Danny Castellano, The Mindy Project

FOX

He's sexist, controlling, and Mindy is so much better off without him. I enjoy the show so much more without him on it.

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