Television shows have seen a drastic change over the years with some classic sitcoms coming our way now and then. But what makes a television show truly great? Well, it’s the perfect balance of everything. And this includes some characters that are crucial to the story and have to play a certain part the way it’s meant to be. But in response, they get hated on by the audience even when it’s not their fault. So, here’s a list of 30 TV female characters that the audience absolutely hates, and for the wrong reasons! Check it out.
1. The Office: Karen Filippelli
Rashida’s character Karen was introduced when Jim transferred to Stamford. They start dating, however, the audience hated her because she came off as a hiccup in Jim and Pam’s relationship. But this isn’t true. Karen was unaware and Jim’s heart was never fully in the relationship. So yes, in all honesty, she deserved better.
2. Friends: Janice
Janice was the character who went on to appear till the last season. Why? Simply because she was essential to Chandler’s life and the story as well. But as a character, she had no control over her laughter and overall personality and the audience hated her. Still, she was not written off because of her importance and the vibe she brought to the show.
3. Breaking Bad: Skyler White
In actuality, Skyler represented the reality of the show. She is the one who reflected a person’s true actions in the situation she was in. So if people had the ability to look past her and see what she showcases, Skyler wouldn’t have been hated on. She did right by Walter for a long time, even when he agreed that he loved cooking meth. However, the hate for Skyler was legit too much, but she was a crucial part of what people call, “the best tv show ever.”
4. The Vampire Diaries: Elena Gilbert
Elena basically gets ridiculed for other people’s decisions as well. Also, it’s completely human to fall out of love and break up with someone. What people don’t see are the crimes and wrongdoings committed by other characters. So Elena was somewhat written in a way that would get the short end of the stick.
5. You: Guinevere Beck
Beck being bland and whiny is the reason why season 1 of You was actually great. Beck isn’t the perfect girl that Joe built her up to be. Overall, she was a broken girl who pretty much got screwed over by everyone in her life. It’s the script that demanded her character to be the way it is.
6. Friends: Emily Waltham
I mean, you’re getting married and the person on the other end says the name of his ex. What would you do? No, you cannot be called a b*tch for it. See, she practically got screwed over by Ross. And then when she demanded Ross to never see Rachel, it actually makes sense. Now, according to the plot, that was necessary. But of course, viewers took it personally and hated Emily.
7. Gilmore Girls: Lindsay Lister
What was her fault? It was only that was rude to Rory, and that too slightly. But once the character was hated, she was sidelined and the viewers never found out if she ever found happiness or not. Way to treat a character.
8. Scandal: Mellie Grant
Mellie Grant got a lot of hate when the show was on especially from Olivia and Fitz fans. In hindsight, she was cheated on by her husband and even humiliated. But she kept a strong face and took on the world.
9. 13 Reasons Why: Courtney Crimson
The entire plot of 13 Reasons Why consists of characters who have done something hideous. So I never truly get why Courtney Crimson was singled out by fans. It’s not like the rest of the characters are a saint. In reality, Courtney is actually far from the worst.
10. Gossip Girl: Jenny Humphrey
Once again, a classic example where writers include a character that hides the evil of other characters. Of course, Jenny did some bad things. But so did Serena and Blair and no one truly cared about it. As a result, Jenny was singled out.
11. The Flash: Iris West
At times, the audience cannot justify their hate for a particular character and Iris is one of them. However, some people rightfully blame the writers of the show for ruining her character and not adding more flair to The Flash.
12. Mad Men: Betty Draper
Another case where the husband cheated constantly. But she was portrayed as the bad guy for suspecting her husband, which absolutely made no sense. Later on, she was shown to be cold and mean which only amplified the hate on her character.
13. The Walking Dead: Lori Grimes
Of course, her decisions were questionable that made the character unlikeable to the audience. But she was just a mother who was trying to do her best for her son and herself. But this particular element managed to slip by the audience.
14. Glee: Tina Cohen-Chang
Even though Tina was an original member of the New Directions, she was still treated as a side character. But the main reason why the character was hated was that her main storylines included dating Arnie, Mike, and then having a crush on Blaine.
15. On My Block: Monse Finnie
I don’t get why people literally bashed her with so much hate. The reason why she is bossy and indecisive is that her mother abandoned her when she was a kid. So of course, as a character, she deserves to be the way she is. Moreover, she is the glue that keeps the group together.
16. Gilmore Girls: Mrs. Kim
Kim had a different parenting style than Lorelai. This is the reason why the audience was quick to judge her. However, she was incredibly strict because she only wanted to protect Lane which somewhat portrayed her as the villain.
17. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Katara
She’s a 14-year old kid who is intelligent, caring, and a straight-up badass. The reason for the hate is still unknown because she has seen a lot in her days and she is still a teen. So I’m sure that the hate can dial down a bit.
18. The O.C.: Marissa Cooper
She basically got screwed over by Johnny which led her down to a dark path. As a result, she indulged in bad ways and ended up dying. She was right when she said, “Maybe some people just get lost.”
19. Gossip Girl: Vanessa Abrams
Once again, no one in Gossip Girl was good enough to be called a good person. However, Vanessa was just another character on the show who got a lot more hate than some characters. It obviously didn’t turn out well because everyone on the show was tainted in their own color.
20. Gilmore Girls: April Nardini
April only wanted one thing and that was to spend time with her dad. This is the reason why people blamed her for Luke and Lorelai’s breakup. However, in hindsight, the character of April allowed Luke to continue the story apart from just Lorelai and show a different personality.