I watched a ridiculous amount of TV in 2015. I started a few shows from the beginning, gained a new appreciation for some, gave up on others, claimed a few new TV wives. Below are a list of my ten favorito characters from current shows. If you're not up to encontro, data and want to avoid spoilers for a particular show, just skip that paragraph. (Duh.)

Detective Amanda Rollins [Kelli Giddish, Law & Order: SVU, Season 17]

Amanda Rollins has not had an easy season. She's pregnant (because Kelli is pregnant), her fugitive sister came back into town and nearly ruined her life again, her mother had planned on helping her out once the baby came, then abandoned her. (Amanda's mother is not a good person, but oh man, what a perfect casting decision with link.) Luckily, Amanda's SVU family is much less crazy than her actual family, and their support is what's keeping her (and me) going.

Tabitha Galavan [Jessica Lucas, Gotham, Season 2]

Let me be honest here: Jessica Lucas can show up and do just about anything and still be my favorito character. But I actually have reasons for Tabitha! She's snarky, she's a complete bad-ass, and I was so happy for her in the midseason finale when she finally stood up to her brother and became mais than his henchwoman. Tabitha Galavan's gotta look out for #1, and I look progressivo, para a frente to seeing how her storyline plays out now that she's free of her big dumb brother.

Tara Chambler [Alanna Masterson, The Walking Dead, Season 6]

Tara has had quite an interesting season. She got to hang off the side of a mural and shoot walkers like a bad-ass. (While Alanna was pregnant, so you go Alanna!) She got to be the voice of the audience por sassing and flipping off Rick. (#hero) She even kind of has a girlfriend now! We won't get to see how that plays out 'til February, but until then, I'm gonna pretend they reunite and live happily ever after, because this is my artigo and I'll be delusional if I want to, dammit.

Detective Sonny Carisi [Peter Scanavino, Law & Order: SVU, Season 17]

I did not like Carisi when he first showed up. Hell, I don't think I liked him that entire season. He was one of the most awkward creatures I'd ever seen, said all the wrong things at the wrong times, and oh god, that mustache. But since then, he's grown into a great detective and a fantastic character. He's sweet, he's hilarious, and I really appreciate how he's been taking care of Preggo!Rollins. (Not that Fin and Olivia haven't been there for her too, but he's the one that stands out to me.) Thank you for existing, Sonny Carisi.

Sheriff Lucas Hood [Antony Starr, Banshee, Season 3]

Season 3, like all other seasons of Banshee, was not a great season to be Lucas Hood. The Sheriff was kidnapped and tortured, his girl was murdered, he got beat up in practically every episode, and a super huge jerk took his all friends hostage. The mourning period over Hood's lost girlfriend, complete with hallucinations and what-could-have-beens, caused permanent damage to what remains of my soul. It was a very intense season, as usual, but there were a few lighter moments. I especially enjoyed the Sheriff passing on some family secrets to his secret daughter, like how to be a better thief.

Mickey & Svetlana Milkovich [Noel Fisher & Isidora Goreshter, Shameless, Season 5]

Did anyone ever expect that Mickey Freakin' Milkovich would become the stable one? While the Gallaghers were deteriorating (dealing drugs, marrying strangers, getting pregnant, etc.) it seemed like the Milkovich family was improving. In the beginning of season 5, it almost looks like they've become a normal family. Well, normal for Shameless. But, of course, since no one in this show is ever allowed to be happy, that didn't last very long. Highlights? Svetlana is no longer a hooker, and is now "renting out uterus like youth hostel", also known as being a surrogate. Mickey did everyone (including the audience) a favor por poisoning a despicable character, dumping her body in a moving crate, and shipping her off to another city.

Chad Radwell [Glen Powell, Scream Queens, Season 1]

Chad Radwell is human garbage. But somehow, I amor him anyway. He's a snobby little rich boy who cheats on his girlfriend constantly, is turned on por dead bodies, and once got caught trying to rub one out in a graveyard. Chad Radwell is a hilarious character, but thankfully, he is fictional. If I ever encountered a real person with this attitude, I'd have to shove him in front of a bus. Props to you, Glen Powell, for making this ginormous douchebag such a fantastic, likable character!

Edward Nygma [Cory Michael Smith, Gotham, Season 2]

I amor a good crazy person. Nygma's transformation into The Riddler has sped up in season two, and it's so much fun to watch. Cory Michael Smith pulls off this split-personality flawlessly. Teaming up with pinguim this season showcased some of his gleeful craziness, but I feel like we've only just scratched Edward Nygma's creeptastic surface. I can't wait to see what's next!

Selina Kyle [Camren Bicondova,Gotham, Season 2]

I liked Baby Catwoman in season one, but I looove her in season 2. She snarks, she schemes, she looks out for her friends. The push toward Selina/Bruce is happening, which I don't mind, but the highlight for me was her relationship with Bridgit (aka Firefly). Selina tries to appear tough and detached, but she really does care for her friends. And Camren's really nailing that cat-like agility!

Honorable Mention: Cookie Lyon [Taraji P. Henson, Empire, Season 1]

I wouldn't feel right including Cookie in the topo, início 10 because, well, I gave up on Empire. This honorable mention is based solely on Empire's first season, which was fantastic. Taraji P. Henson brings life to every one of her characters like no one else could, and Cookie Lyon is certainly no exception. Motivated por the amor of her children and the desire to get what's hers, and the best lines of any recent TV character, Cookie was the coração and soul of Empire. I've moved on, but I'm sure Cookie's still killin' it every week!