Monday, June 27, 2011

The 5 best gay characters on TV.

Gay characters are often displayed as stereotypical characters who whine and cry a lot. There are varying degrees of severity to this, but more often than not, they're annoying characters. Here's my list of the 5 best however.

So here we go in no particular order.


                                                                             
Lafayette


The heart and soul of True Blood season 1. His role diminished in season 2 and sort of ruined the character, but his season 1 character was great though. Comedic, soulful, and edgy. He played a straight gay character, somewhat similar to Dafoe in Boondock Saints.

                                                                            
 Stewie

I can't pinpoint it exactly, but sometime after the show came back from the grave the writers thought it'd be good to turn him gay. So every episode, instead of trying to rule the world, he's just make funny quips about whatever and spout off some gay innuendos. Personally I thought it was for the better. Trying to rule the world got boring and really, giving him a personality was a great idea.


                                                                     
Dean Pelton
                                                                          
Now, he never actually came out in the show, but it's pretty obvious that he's gay. From the road map with all the rest stops rated, to his crazy and outlandish costumes or even his unabashed love for series lead, Jeff Winger. He brings hilarious gags to an otherwise humorous but not laugh out loud funny show.

                                                                        
Cameron
About as flamboyant as possible. He's essentially every stereotype imaginable, the difference is, he's loveable. Unlike other gay characters, he doesn't wallow in himself as if it's a wrong choice. Instead Cam plays Cam, an openly gay father of one who would do anything to help his family.

                                                                              
Lloyd
Lloyd while a small character, similar to Dean, Lloyd has a much greater impact. He's loveable and gets treated like crap. But when Ari finally showed he had heart, you couldn't help but smile. It brought a sense of emotion to the show that it considerably lacked before hand.

There you go, my personal top 5 list of gay characters on TV. You may notice a lack of a lesbian characters, but I honestly can't think of many shows I watch with lesbian role.

--Edit--  Seems I didn't clarify what the list was, it's gay characters currently on TV. And yes, Omar Little would definitely be number 1.

35 comments:

  1. Stewie had such a turn around in personality, it was a little ridiculous to have him go from evil mastermind to gay baby.

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  2. Lafayette, and Dean Pelton are awesome! I can't wait for more Community.

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  3. lol I didn't know Stewie was gay I don't watch too much Family Guy though

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  4. My vote goes to Jack from the old show "Will and Grace".

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  5. Haha I knew Stewie was gay! follow

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  6. aaaaaaand I don't watch any of those shows... Personally my fav gay characters are the two protagonists in two in a half men.

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  7. But what about Daffyd Thomas from Little Britain? After all, he's the only gay in the village.

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  8. Didn't know that about stewie, but didn't watch alot of family guy either..

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  9. Stewie is God himself. love him. maybe you should have included Dwight from the office. keep it up mate!

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  10. what about Barney's black gay brother from HIMYM? :D

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  11. I love Dean Pelton. Another great gay character is Ray Gilette from FX's Archer.

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  12. Stewie can't be gay =(
    Lloyd <3

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  13. Stewie was better when he was just evil, not gay.

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  14. I'm liking where Lafayette's character is going after the season 4 opener. Best gay character ever- Omar from the Wire.

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  15. Wao! You seem to be a great fan of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, guessing from the background of ur blog. Hey did u know that Neil Patrick harris (Barney Stinson) is aactually gay... !!!

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  16. among the five most like Stewie

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  17. Guessing from the background of your blog I guess u are a great fan of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Hey do u know that our loving Barney(Neil Patrick Harris) is actually gay... !!

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  18. I knew Stewie was gonna be on here before I even clicked. And I agree about Lafayette.

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  19. La Fayette is a great character.
    And I wouldn't really call Stewie gay. I mean, he's a baby... :P

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  20. lol stewie haha so cute. but gay meh!

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  21. Dean Pelton. The second he enters the scene, you know the laughs will follow.

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  22. Stewie is one of the best characters on that show. But my favorite all time gay characters? I was always a big fan of Bert and Ernie.

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  23. Lafayette is now a witch too... nice.

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  24. I was about to scold you for not including Barney, but then I remembered that Barney isn't gay, just NPH! Maybe Wayne Brady's character though... Lol all in all perfect list.

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  25. I only know about the first two, but I enjoy their roles.

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  26. I liked stewie better when he was an evil baby. Haven't watched family guy in forever though. And you didn't even mention Omar from the Wire?

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