Welcome to a special edition of “Obsessions of the Week”. In this post (hopefully making you forget that I didn’t write at all last week) I’ll list my 20 favourite male and female TV characters. These aren’t necessarily the most revolutionary or the most classically brilliant TV characters, it’s by no means a typical list (there’s no Archie Bunker and no Hawkeye Pierce), but I love each and every one of these characters and they’re what make TV so much fun to watch every week. Post below or email in your picks and pans for favourite all-time TV characters.

In no particular order, with no pictures, no explanations and no comments, …
Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
Harrison John (Popular)
Wesley Windam-Pryce (Angel
Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Yasir Hamoudi (Little Mosque on the Prairie)
Kevin Walker (Brothers & Sisters)
Niles Crane (Frasier)
Paul Buchman (Mad About You)
Erik Taylor (Friday Night Lights)
Chandler Bing (FRIENDS)
Sandy Cohen (The OC)
Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Ned the piemaker (Pushing Daisies)
Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
Josh Lyman (The West Wing)
Toby Ziegler (The West Wing)
David Fisher (Six Feet Under)
Geoffrey Tennant (Slings & Arrows)
Isaac Jaffe (Sports Night)
Keith Mars (Veronica Mars)
CJ Cregg (The West Wing)
PJ Franklin (My Boys)
Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Cordelia Chase (Angel)
Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle (Angel)
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore girls)
Addison Montgomery (Grey’s Anatomy)
Miranda Bailey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Claire Fisher (Six Feet Under)
Anya (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Maggie Jacobs (Extras)
Meghan Rotundi (Felicity)
Miranda Hobbes (Sex and the City)
Daphne Moon (Frasier)
Rayyan Hamoudi (Little Mosque on the Prairie)
Sun Kwon (Lost)
Juliet Burke (Lost)
Lynette Scavo (Desperate Housewives)
Elliot Reid (Scrubs)