This year, we’ve forwent the traditional “Best of” lists for television, and instead are taking things yearbook-style: we’ve asked several tvDownload contributors to help us pick shows, characters and actors that fit into the superlative model, and will be rolling out the awards through the holiday season. Today’s nominees are for Most Popular and Most Musically Inclined. See previous entries here.
Stan, True Detective. I honestly don’t know how Frank Semyon’s criminal enterprise continued on after Stan’s death. Remember that time Stan pepper-spayed that guy? Or the time Stan, uh, got murdered? Or, when Stan did that one other thing? Stan was great.
Drew: Noah Solloway. That guy is SUPER popular now that Descent is out!
Jake Flores: Mr. Peanutbutter (Bojack Horseman) – He’s like Bojack but better and not all sad and interesting!
Bex Schwartz: Leslie Mackinaw, Transparent
Brady Dale: Felicity Smoak, Arrow (hands down).
Most Musically Inclined:
: Scotty Lockhart, The Affair. Scotty belting out House of the Rising Sun in The Affair‘s finale was not only incredible, but totally meta seeing as how the character turned out to be a werewolf, slave to the whims of the rising moon.
Drew Grant: Rebecca Bunch, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I mean, she is the most psychotically in-tune person I can think of.
Alt pick: Matt Bomer, American Horror Story: Hotel.
Jake Flores: Silicon Valley – Using the intro song as a morning alarm is a great way to wake up and freak out about revolutionizing point of sale system at your bodega job.
Noam Cohen: Marceline the Vampire Queen, Adventure Time (her axe is an actual axe. And her original songs are killer.)
John Bonazzo: Titus Andromedon, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. “Pinot Noir.” Enough said.
Thomas Batten: The Leftovers.
Bex Schwartz: All the Muppets.
Brady Dale: Barry Allen, Flash, for that one awful karaoke scene last season that made me want to shoot myself in the face