What’s a TV show without a memorable villain? Sometimes the characters we love are the worst ones, always scheming, lying and tricking their fellow characters. Here are eight TV villains we just can’t get enough of. (Note: these are characters on shows that are still airing new episodes in 2015).
8. Frank and Claire Underwood on House of Cards
Frank and Claire Underwood are the main characters on Netflix’s political drama House of Cards, but you can argue that they’re really more like villains than heroes. They constantly plot their rise to power, never caring who they might have to step on to get there. Although Frank makes his way to the presidency, we’re actually more terrified of Claire, who sounds perfectly sweet and calm even though her eyes indicate that she’d kill you in a second if she had to. “I can’t see her as evil and cunning. To me, she’s utilitarian and efficient,” Robin Wright said of her character in an April 2015 Vanity Fair profile.©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection