They say art imitates life, and just like in real life there are jerks on TV too.
It doesn't matter if it's a man or a woman, because everyone on TV (and in real life) can be a jerk sometimes.
Some of these characters are jerks year-round, others only part time, and some may have made a bad choice one time, but it made them look like a jerk anyway.
Check out our list of jerks below and see if you agree with our picks!
Louis Litt - Suits
Louis is the epitome of selfish and arrogant. He's a know-it-all who hates everybody. He’s the leader of the "woe is me" club and thinks no one likes him. He's right. They don't, and we don’t. He truly is the Moby Dick of all jerks.
Lucious Lyon - Empire
From the very beginning Lucious has shown how much of a jerk he can be. Not only is he controlling and selfish, he’s arrogant and extraordinarily mean. He loves to play favorites with his kids, and then turn on them in a flash.
He lies whenever necessary, and will leave people in a lurch if it suits him. He’s horrible to women and has betrayed everyone around him at one time or another, and we’ve only just finished Season 2! As hard as we tried, there's not much to like about this jerk.
Corky Corcoran - The Night Manager
Corky was suspicious of Jonathan Pine the minute he showed up to save Danny from kidnappers, and he let Pine know it in some not so nice words and ways throughout the entire series.
But, his jerkiest moment was when he got drunk at lunch and made the biggest scene ever when he verbally attacked a waiter, made a snarky toast to Jed, grabbed Pine’s butt, and called his boss an idiot.
Tom Hollander took the word “jerk” to new levels with this outstanding performance.
Black Jack Randall - Outlander
Jerk might actually be a compliment for this jerk since he may possibly be the worst of the worst. There aren’t enough words to describe how much we loathe this guy. He’s arrogant, sadistic, and absolutely despicable. He’s done unspeakable things to both children and adults and is a menace to society.
Felicity Smoak - Arrow
Sure Felicity is a fan favorite, but that doesn’t mean she’s not immune to being a jerk sometimes. When she found out Oliver had a son, she wasn’t very sympathetic, not because of William, but because Oliver never told her about the boy. It didn’t matter that it wasn’t Oliver’s choice not to tell her, she still ended her relationship with him anyway.
Her biggest jerk moment of this whole scenario came during a later episode when she told Dig that he was “one illegitimate child away from a really awesome Oliver Queen impersonation.”
Really, Felicity? Being a jerk is not your style, but that was a pretty jerky thing for you to say.
Marnie Michaels - Girls
How much of a jerk is Marnie? Let us count the ways: She’s judgemental. She’s a phony. She uses people. She’s a control freak. She’s two-faced. She's annoying. She’s arrogant. She's horrible. Need we say more?