Thanksgiving is the unofficial beginning of “end of year” season, a time when we look back at the year that was and rank it by what was good, what was awful, and what was Dads. GET EXCITED. To kick things off, and in the spirit of this week’s second best holiday (the lighting of the menorah > forced Thanksgiving conversations with Uncle Ted), let’s revisit some of 2013’s most memorable new characters. Bob Benson should appear in every list.
1. Bob Benson, Mad Men
2. Dr. Valentin Narcisse, Boardwalk Empire
3. Ron Cadillac, Archer
4. Amantha Holden, Rectify
5. Terry Jeffords, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
6. Colton Rhodes, Justified
7. Alison Hendrix, Orphan Black
8. Country Mac, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
9. The Summoner, American Dad!
10. “Octavia Spencer,” 30 Rock
11. Dr. Hannibal Lecter (as played by Mads Mikkelsen), Hannibal
12. Olenna Tyrell, Game of Thrones
13. Trent, Breaking Bad
14. Nicky Nichols, Orange Is the New Black
15. Ferguson, New Girl