January 22, 2014 via Pepsi
10 TV Characters We Want as Friends in Real Life
Everyone loves their favorite TV characters. You get to know their personalities, what they like, catchphrases. Once you get attached to them it's easy to imagine how they'd fit in the context of real life. For example, if you find yourself in the midst of a PR scandal it's totally appropriate to wonder how Olivia Pope would handle things. It's almost like having imaginary friends you didn't have to come up with yourself. TV is getting better and better. Thanks to the daring choices and spectacular character development—there are a lot of people from TV land who would make great friends. From the wild and always scheming mind of Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) on Parks and Rec to the practical benefits of having Game of Thrones' Khaleesi on your team, to the suave, you-wish-you-were-me air of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) on Mad Men, these are the 10 TV Characters We Want As Friends In Real Life.
Don Draper (Mad Men)
While Don Draper has plenty of vices that would make him less-than-ideal to hang with, he’s undoubtedly one of the most creative people on television. It’s always rewarding when you have a friend who you can bounce ideas off of and is there when a particular problem has no answer in sight.
Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire)
Despite having a certain reputation in and around Atlantic City, Nucky Thompson is rather calm and calculating when it comes to making moves and handling business. There’s room for a hothead in every crew, but the “brains” is every bit as important.
Michonne (The Walking Dead)
When the situation gets dicey, there are those that run away and those that run toward it. Since coming aboard The Walking Dead in the finale of Season 2, Michonne has proved that you always want a tough guy by your side.
Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy)
Face it, there’s never a dull day in Charming, CA thanks to the exploits of SAMCRO and its various enemies. Everyone needs a little excitement from time to time and Jax Teller provides a high octane version of it.
Selina Meyer (Veep)
It’s always a good idea to have someone beside you who can tell it like it is. Of all the TV characters out there, Selina Meyer has arguably some of the best one-liners. Ain’t that right, Jonah?
Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)
Who better to share some apps and ‘zerts with than Pawnee’s resident thin-lapel-having, wisecracker? There’s the wingman that helps you because of how cool, calm, and collected they are; then there’s Tom: the bumbling one that always makes you look a little smoother.
Charlie Kelly (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Besides being “King of the Rats,” Charlie Kelly of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame shares “wildcard” status—as evidenced as his turn as the monkey wrench in “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis.”
Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
Much in the same way that Michonne adds a little muscle to a crew, Khaleesi and her ever-growing flock of dragons is like rolling up to the club with the Ruff Ryders circa 1998—except instead of ATV’s and a blond Eve, you’ve got genuine fire breathers and this blonde bombshell.
Kenny Powers (Eastbound and Down)
Danny McBride’s portrayal of the hard-throwing and even harder-partying Kenny Powers is so convincing that when you see him in other projects, you just assume that Kenny has been traded.
Ders, Blake, and Adam (Workaholics)
There are friends. There are bros. And then there are “braj’s.” When push comes to shove, the people you surround yourself with should accept you for who you are. Sure, we’d want to be braj’s with TelAmeriCorp’s Ders, Blake, and Adam; but living with them is a totally different story.