Adding Barnabas Collins, Dr. Julia Hoffman and Angelique from "Dark Shadows" (the original series).
Woof! (How I miss Northern Exposure)
Someone mentioned Omar from "The Wire" and I think he is easily the one supporting character I'll never forget:
Omar (Michael K. Williams) now does a "news" series on Viceland. Check it out.
CJ Craig on West Wing
Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues
Catwoman (Julie Newmar)
Kate on Lost
and of course, Colin Firth as Darcy in the BBC Pride and Prejudice
I agree that Maggie Smith is always wonderful. But I thought her role in Downton was particularly special because she had nine seasons in which to develop her character and the writers made sure to give her lines worthy of her sarcastic delivery.Yes! Maggie Smith in ANYTHING. I've loved her from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to all the Harry Potter movies.
Liz Lemon! YES! I love that she was so unashamedly nerdy/dorky and was a smart lady boss. She had her quirks, but that's what made her so lovable. Also love that her eventual husband Criss Chros (had to double check his spelling) absolutely adored her for who she was.It took me a long time to think of somebody who really resonated with me, and after much thought, it really is Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I mean...the good, bad, and the ugly.
ITA - loved her on Washington Week. I have watched that show for years before she was on, and now it is hard to watch without, sames with the PBS NewsHour. She is someone you would want as your best friend.A few little-known ones:
And she wasn’t a character, but Gwen Ifill was the best TV moderator ever