Watching TV is quite an escape from reality, as most of us would say, but the truth is our television screens, and the portrayal of characters reflect our world vividly.
Whenever we watch our favorite shows, we see a life that is both different and the same as what we're going through daily.
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Below, we have a list of characters who are just as troubled as us.
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Olivia Pope (Scandal)
Ah, the prodigal child of a killer and a terrorist. When you're living a life like you're Olivia Pope—being the president's mistress, solving crises and managing people, having a mind that needs to find a solution to a worldly problem—there has to be a point wherein you'll lose it. I mean, no wonder she drinks alcohol on a sleepless night because she needs a retreat from life. But alcohol isn't the solution, Liv! Well, not without us, maybe? And, don't go killing anybody ever again. Not even your enemies.
Betty Cooper (Riverdale)
Am I the only one who remembers Betty having an episode of a split personality disorder when she was avenging her sister Polly? It was very interesting how that panned out, and very sad as well. If not a split personality, Betty needs to see a therapist immediately to resolve whatever angst and hatred she holds in her heart. We love the sweet Betty too much to lose her.
Hope Mikaelson (The Originals; Legacies)
Honestly, I think all the Mikaelsons deserve to have a therapist, but Hope Andrea Marshall Mikaelson deserves it the most. First of all, she’s a tribrid—meaning, her anger management needs a lot more attention than the rest. Also, being a teenager and having to experience that much loss (practically an entire family dying on you and for you), takes a toll on you.
The Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars)
Well, what can we say…? It has to be one of the easiest choices on the list. From its very first season, friends Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, Spencer Hastings, Allison DiLaurentis, and Emily Fields were the subject to the torment of an unknown bully who tried to unravel their dirty, little secrets to the public and destroy most of the personal relationships in their lives. A few twins reveal later, we find out that a secret society is actually behind everything, headed by none other than Spencer’s identical twin sister, Alex. I think, they need not only a psychiatrist for life but bodyguards as well.
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Poor Barney Stinson. With a mother who does not care too much about her son's emotional well-being, it's no wonder he grew up to be the man he's become. And, because of having too many expectations about his unknown dad, he was a little too disappointed upon learning that his dad is actually someone who has been in his life for almost his entire life. Talk about being robbed of a chance of getting to know his dad organically. He literally fantasized every aspect of that issue before having to face reality. That would scar you.