TV Meme: Day 23 - Most Annoying Character.

Again, going into Day 23, the most annoying character, I literally had no idea who to choose. Unlike any of the others, I didn't even have a single option going in. Most TV show characters don't annoy me like they do everyone else. For instance, you know Claire on Heroes? Or Kate on LOST? Both are considered highly annoying to the audiences of each respective show, but neither of them bothered me in the least. Needless to say, this was a very difficult day for me.

But there actually is one character that, now that I really think about it, springs to mind. And for this character to annoy me pretty much means that the character is truly and terribly annoying. While the show is one of my all-time favorites, this character... is not. And that is Rita from Dexter. Dear God on a Popsickle Stick, this woman grates on my nerves.

She started off the show as an interesting character. She was pretty much the Yin to Dexter's Yang. But then she got over the sexually timid thing, which was the only thing keeping her character interesting. From there, it seems the writers weren't sure what to do with her. She became whiny, mopey, and bitchy. There was even a moment in Season 4 that drove me up the wall. Dexter hadn't gotten any sleep for a few days now, and every single night he was the one getting up to take care of the baby. Did Rita volunteer to get up in the middle of the night to go to the baby when it started crying? Nope. It was all Dexter. And then she has the gall to complain and yell at Dexter that she's too tired to do anything, so she asks him to take on all these extra things (taking the kids to school, etc.). And this character trait never went anywhere. It's not like the writers were doing it so that Dexter would explode at her eventually. He doesn't. She's just... ugh... so annoying in so many ways. And I hated that the show started to give her more and more screen time as it went on.

So yeah... that's my most annoying character.


  1. I agree with your assessment. She's only okay as Darla on Angel or Buffy. She was slightly less annoying on Desperate Housewives this season. On Dexter, she is annoyingly naggy, whiny and then totally oblivious to Dexter's lifestyle.

  2. And I thought I was the only one who found her annoying. Completely agree, she's painful to watch on Dexter. It's the only thing I don't like about the show.

  3. Nope, don't agree. I haven't seen all of season 4 yet, but in Rita's defense, having a new baby is effing hard. And when your significant other is gone all day and/or night and you feel like you're the only one raising the kid, you get fed up and take it out on the one who's never at home, no matter what they're out doing. That was my life last summer. So really, it seems the writers have nailed it.

  4. Regardless of the baby thing, her character's been super annoying since the latter half of season 1... and only got worse in seasons 2 and 3.


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