It’s fall and the TV gods have gifted us with some of the best shows, plots and characters I’ve seen on the screen in a while.
From comedies like “The Good Place,” to conspiracy thrillers like “Designated Survivor,” to dramas like “This Is Us,” this season offers a genre for everyone and a list of characters that I not only relate to, but absolutely love.
So, get yourself a bowl of popcorn and a glass of wine because you have a date with the TV tonight.
5 TV Characters We’ve Fallen in Love with This Fall:
1. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) from “The Good Place”
This is the prime example of a character you love to hate. After mistakenly being sent to “The Good Place,” Eleanor Shellstrop starts wreaking havoc on it and its residents, which in turn causes some suspicion about her afterlife placement.
The show itself is hilarious, incredibly well-written and offers a unique concept to a list of predictable, tired, laugh-less TV shows.
Also, who doesn’t love Kristen Bell?
2. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) from “This Is Us”
Out of all the shows I’ve watched and the characters I’ve met this fall, Jack has to be the most lovable.
A man who is doing his best to be a good father, husband and businessman, Jack exudes kindness and good intentions, even if they don’t always show. He’s relatable, sweet and brings a sense of honesty to the screen.
“This Is Us” is definitely a standout this season.
3. Dr. Brock Holt (John Stamos) from “Scream Queens”
Okay, so “Scream Queens” isn’t a new show, but this second season has introduced us to some exciting new characters — namely Dr. Brock Holt.
In the show, John plays a character named Dr. Brock Holt who is super sexy, somewhat scattered and surprisingly hilarious. I’m absolutely loving it.
4. JJ Dimeo (Micah Fowler) from “Speechless”
This show isn’t only groundbreaking because it gives a voice to those with disabilities, but it also features one of the first leads on a sitcom with a disability himself, Micah Fowler.
Like his character JJ Dimeo, Micah has a neurological disorder, but his symptoms aren’t as severe. Though he himself can speak and has a wide range of motion, his character is nonverbal and has very limited hand and arm movements. Micah recently told EW that although he can’t act with or communicate to the audience through words, he hopes people will look past JJ’s disability and see his “heart, humor, and big personality.”
The show is super funny, incredibly eye-opening and offers viewers a look into what life with disabilities looks like.
5. Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) from “Designated Survivor”
A conspiracy thriller about a low-level Cabinet member becoming President of the United States, “Designated Survivor” is not only exciting, but it also provides the perfect opportunity for Kiefer Sutherland to shine.
Playing a man who is unsure of his ability when it comes to running a country, Kiefer flawlessly portrays a man who’s actions are most likely parallel to what ours would be if we were put in that situation.
The show is smart, tension-filled and I can’t wait to see what happens next.