Monday, June 04, 2012
Every TV show has its back-up or supporting characters. If the show is on long enough, these characters get to have episodes where they come out of the shadows.
This can be a good thing for a strong character/actor. Or it can be an annoying one if the character is not one you like.
It seems to happen more on sitcoms. In fact, sitcoms usually boast several annoying characters. These are a few of the people I dreaded seeing more than the usual minute or two. What about you? It doesn't always mean that the actor is a poor one. In fact, it often is that the supporting character was meant to be a thorn in the side of the major players. Witness Carla's jabbing of Diane on CHEERS. And clearly Brenda's parents are played to be as annoying and whiny as possible.