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Greatest TV villians ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Apr 11, 2014 #61 of 106
    Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    After watching last nights Law and Order: SVU I would say the William Lewis character ranks up there.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2014 #62 of 106
    sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

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    Wouldn't...
    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
     
  3. Apr 11, 2014 #63 of 106
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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  4. Apr 11, 2014 #64 of 106
    argicida

    argicida Active Member

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    To be the greatest villain, I think they need to be the star of show - I can only really think of J.R. Ewing as a great villain star.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2014 #65 of 106
    LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    That's a rather peculiar opinion, as it is so constraining to be rather unrealistic.

    If you ask me, one sign of a great villain is that, if not for the constraints of television storytelling, that he/she/it could have a realistic chance of defeating the main character(s) of the show.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2014 #66 of 106
    waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    How about Gilligan? The show was even named after him. :D
     
  7. Apr 12, 2014 #67 of 106
    argicida

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    That's not a bad alternative way to look at it.

    But I really think being the star is key - if we went into theater rather than television, I'd argue that in Jesus Christ Superstar, Judas qualifies because objectively he is the lead.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2014 #68 of 106
    argicida

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    Well he does keep the good guys trapped on that island as effectively as any conventional villain could.
     
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    Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    My current avatar, Crowley from Supernatural. Hello??? King of Hell.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2014 #71 of 106
    waynomo

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    Exactly. That was my point.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2014 #72 of 106
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Sammy - (From Amy's baking company) ((Kitchen Nightmares))
     
  13. Apr 12, 2014 #73 of 106
    Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Angel (Buffy)
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  14. Apr 12, 2014 #74 of 106
    Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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  15. Apr 12, 2014 #75 of 106
    wprager

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    What about Frank Underwood?
     
  16. Apr 12, 2014 #76 of 106
    gweempose

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    He may be a sociopath, but I wouldn't call him a villain. Again, it boils down to the fact that he is the show's protagonist. Because of this, "anti-hero" seems like a more fitting label.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2014 #77 of 106
    waynomo

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    +1

    I'm not sure if I'm rooting for him or not. I don't want him to get caught, but I know he deserves to spend a long time in jail.

    ETA: After having a senior moment and spelling "rooting" as "routing" I decided I better check to make sure I got the right one.

    I found this definition in the Urban Dictionary with interesting anecdote.

    "In America it means cheering, in Australia it means f**king.

    Jim Courier, the American tennis player, was commenting on a match for Australian television. A female player was close to victory on court, while the players for the next match wanted her to close out the match so they could get on court. Courier, "There's two guys in the locker room rooting loudly for her."
     
  18. Apr 12, 2014 #78 of 106
    Wheens

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    Having premeditatedly "offed" 2 people certainly qualifies him as a villain by my definition.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2014 #79 of 106
    Rocketslc

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    Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless
     
  20. Apr 12, 2014 #80 of 106
    Wheens

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    Great choice! I can see how he might be overlooked. :D
     

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