While the temptation to defend is there, I will try not to and shoot I cstill like these characters I list to some extent but I have always felt this way about them:
Darren on Bewitched: I know he has been listed by several, the "50s" attitude is part of it but I think it is, and this is why Endora does not like him, his total rejection of Samantha's basic birthright, culture and history. He hates that she is a witch, He is ashamed of it and Samantha tries a lot of the time to deny herself to please him.
Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy: 50s attitude, jealous, temper tantrums, and every time Lucy had a shot at the "big time" he would pout and force her to give it up. he took her for granted and treated her like a pest. There was love there though. In both cases.
Ralph Kramden on honeymooners, always upset, temper tantrum, chidish, abusive, 50s stereotype. What was good though is Alice gave as good as she got.
The mother on One Day at a Time: She seemed selfish and self centered. Her motivation for divorce lacked some depth, from what I have seen most recently (only the first season on DVD saw the rest when I was akid though) What annoys me is she leaned on and used and totally destroyed this great guy that helped her and loved her in the first season, not the ex, I think he was a lawyer. It all seemed to be about her and nobody else in the way she handled things.
I love Dukes of Hazard but I get really frustrated sometimes when the Dukes have enough evidence to destroy Boss Hogg and Roscoe and redeem themselves but always sit on it and let the corruption that they represent still reign supreme. The Dukes seem to love the chase though. It is like fishing and throwing them back. Seems wrong to me.
I guess I can say Elmo on Sesame Street but I never liked him anyways.
Carla, Rebecca and Diane on Cheers annoy me at times but that is part of their characters.
Still, I have love for these shows and characters and can set these aside to see what I and others loved of these before.
Edited by Tory, May 06 2013 - 11:12 PM.