We’ve all experienced this before. We have our absolute favorite television show where everything about it makes it a joyous experience to watch down to the casting, storylines and the music choices that blend beautifully to create the perfect mood. And then that dreaded thing happens… they bring in a character (and yes, we are blaming it on the character and writing, not the actors portraying said parts), who just messes everything up and throws the entire thing off kilter.
The good news here is that this tends to happen at least once to even the best shows and thankfully most tend to recover or allow the show to go in a new direction where this faulty character isn’t as much of a big deal anymore… or is at least not as annoying.
15. Dawson, Dawson’s Creek
Usually when a show has a character that really gets under audiences’ skin or sets a different tone than fans appreciate in a show, that character is a secondary or minor character. That makes it all the more surprising that Dawson himself could have single handedly ruined Dawson’s Creek. In all honestly his repetitive cycle of moodiness and broken relationships got to be a bit much, but fans stuck through because of the amazing supporting cast. More than once someone has said it should have been called ‘Pacey’s Creek,’ and even James Van Der Beek wasn’t a huge fan of his character, stating, “Dawson’s sweet, but he’s the kind of guy I’d find myself making excuses not to hang out with.”