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AP Selects the Top 10 TV Characters of the Past Decade

Dec 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Commenting on the era of so-called “Peak TV” — and noting that “even in a peak era some peak characters emerge” — the AP today published its selections for the top 10 television roles of the past decade.

The list is unranked, but includes favorites such as “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, “Mad Men’s” Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, and “Veep’s” Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus — who became the first actress to win the Primetime Emmy for comedy six years in a row for her lead performance in the series.

“She was a narcissist and bungled one thing after another, from data leaks to campaigning,” Mark Kennedy writes of Meyer in the piece. “Somehow, we always ended up rooting for her.”

Also on the list are Eleven of “Stranger Things,” played by Millie Bobby Brown, Offred of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” played by Elisabeth Moss, and Claire Underwood of “House of Cards,” played by Robin Wright.

Click on the link above to the AP story to see the full list.

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