Has anyone else noticed that there’s no shortage of depressed characters on television these days? The National Post‘s Robert Fulford wants to know why downers make for such good television in recent times, from modern sagas to historical retellings. Whatever the reason behind such writing and its success, there are certainly plenty of morose roles out there. Here are our picks for top 10 most depressed characters on TV today. Let us know who we missed.
10. Pete Hornberger of 30 Rock
Liz Lemon’s co-producer Pete (played by Scott Adsit) has a stressful job. Managing the likes of Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney would probably drive anyone to the edge, but on top of that Pete doesn’t seem to get any peace at home either. No wonder he’s losing his hair and having sex with his wife while she’s asleep.