Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Tony is the head of the DiMeo crime family operating under the guise of a waste management consultant. Although he cares for his own family he does everything you would expect a successful mob boss to do, including murdering those who oppose him, collecting handsome amounts of illicit cash and engaging in numerous extramarital affairs.
Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
As head writer for the The Girlie Show Liz is responsible for managing multiple strong personalities and keeping everyone focused enough to put together a TV show every week. She truly cares about the show – which she dreamt up with her childhood friend – and the people around her. She was geeky, down-to-earth, and one of the most relatable female characters ever on TV.
Dr. Perry Cox, Scrubs
Some may argue Bob Kelso should be here, but Cox played a larger role and in my opinion was more memorable. Sure, he was annoying at times and constantly insulted and harassed J.D., Turk and Elliot but he had some sweet moments as well, particularly with his on-again-off-again ex-wife, Jordan. He will forever be remembered for his sarcastic wit and long winded rants.
Dr. Richard Webber, Grey's Anatomy
Webber will always be “Chief” to Grey’s fans. Supportive and funny, the former Chief of Surgery can still lay down the law when he needs to. He always tries to do the right thing and often acts as a surrogate father (in some cases an actual father) to the doctors. Plus he’s constantly surprising us whether it be joining Arizona for Lesbian Trivia nights or offering to be Bailey’s gossip cop around the hospital.
Quinn King, UnREAL
Quinn is a badass executive producer that nobody should ever want to work for. She lies, schemes, and manipulates all in the name of success and better ratings. Need tears? Tell someone their parent died. Need a catfight? Pit two contestants against each other. She’s confident and aggressive in front of her crew but on her own, vulnerable and lonesome. Her relationship with Rachel, albeit twisted and manipulative, is the closest thing she has to love and family.
Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
It’s unusual to see a government worker that hates the government but Ron is exactly that – a Parks and Recreation Director who prefers lazy employees. “I like Tom. He doesn’t do a lot of work around here. He shows zero initiative. He’s not a team player. He’s never wanted to go that extra mile. Tom is exactly what I’m looking for in a government employee." Though he hates his job and tries to thwart progress at every turn, he has a great relationship with his colleagues, especially April and Leslie.