12 Of The Funniest Characters In Serious Shows That Will Always Make You Laugh

12 Of The Funniest Characters In Serious Shows That Will Always Make You Laugh

They give dramas a little bit of light


In teen dramas and other suspenseful shows, there is usually one character that brings a little comedy in the show. That way it isn't so serious all the time and gives the show more of a dynamic. The funny characters are always very well loved and become some of the audience's favorites. Here are 12 of the funniest characters in relatively serious shows.

1. Damon Salvatore ("The Vampire Diaries")


Damon Salvatore can be a serious character in the vampire drama series but he often has the funny one-liners that make you smile in midst of the drama. He makes jokes and gives characters nicknames. Damon is the bad brother who falls for the main character Elena but he also is the funniest character on the show.

2. Odafin Tutuola ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit")


This is a very serious show that deals with a lot of difficult topics and cases. Detective Tutuola is played by Ice-T and along with his character being a good detective, he is also a funny partner to have. He gives a difficult show to watch, a little bit of light and so it doesn't put the audience in too much of a dark place.

3. Castiel ("Supernatural")


"Supernatural" is mostly serious but there is a lot of comedy mixed in to give it more of a dynamic. They deal with strange supernatural cases and creepy characters but they mix characters like Castiel, a fallen angel who is hilariously clueless when it comes to living on Earth. It gives the show comedy and makes people laugh along with being on the edge of their seat.

4. Chris Miles ("Skins UK")


"Skins" (UK) deals with teen dramas and some serious topics but they add a little comedy in there within certain characters. One of those characters is Chris Miles who is a teenager that parties a bit much but is also funny and always giving light to the show. He is there to make the characters who have a hard time, smile while still having his own problems.

5. Kev and Vee ("Shameless")


"Shameless" (US) is also another show that has comedy but also deals with a lot of difficult topics. Kevin and Veronica are a couple that are always there for the Gallagher family and they both bring comedy in the show. Kev is hilarious when it comes to his ditziness and Veronica is hilarious when it comes to her sass. In moments that are serious, they shed a little light and also become relationship goals.

6. Aunt Hilda ("The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina")


"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is a darker twist on the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It is serious and dark but has great characters that lead us on a journey. Aunt Hilda brings comedy to the show which gives the show a mixture of genres. Hilda's personality and pastel fashion makes us smile while the show entrances us and keep us on the edge of our seat.

7. Stiles Stilinski ("Teen Wolf")


Teen Wolf is a teenage supernatural drama that has a lot of creatures and stories that keep us interested in the show. It has a bit of comedy but is also drama filled. Stiles is a character that brings comedy to the show. He is the goofy human that helps out his friends who aren't technically human. Throughout the story of the show, he's character will always make the audience laugh and is a favorite.

8. Josh ("The Originals")


"The Originals" was "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off and it was focused on the villains of "The Vampire Diaries" story. Except this show tells their story and proves that they aren't exactly the villains they were pegged as. A lot of drama happens within the show as they protect their family and most of the show is serious besides a couple of lines the characters may have. But Josh is a character who befriends a teenage witch and becomes apart of the Mikaelson's lives. He is a character that brings a little bit of comedy to the show and has the funniest lines. In a serious show, Josh brings a smile and a quirky line to keep the audience and the characters up.

9. Jessica Jones ("Jessica Jones")


In the show "Jessica Jones," it is mostly serious as Jessica is trying her hardest to save people from the person who abused her. Although for this show the funniest character is the main character. Jessica Jones deals with a lot and is a bit of a drunk but she also is fierce and funny. She doesn't care what people think and will say as she pleases which gives her show a bit of comedy.

10. Seth Gecko ("From Dusk Till Dawn")


From Dusk Till Dawn is a series that is created by the same director who made the movie with Quentin Tarantino. This show is mostly serious as the gangster brothers get into a little bit more than just trouble with the law. Throughout the show, there is a bit of comedy based on one-liners of some of the characters but as the show goes on Seth Gecko (the human brother) starts becoming the funny one. He reacts to scary things in a funny way that is very relatable. Seth brings a bit of comedy to the excellent show that adds to the movie we all loved.

11. Hanna Marin ("Pretty Little Liars")


"Pretty Little Liars" is a teen drama that had a lot of suspense and constant drama. It lasted for many seasons because it kept their audience on the edge of their seats. This show is mostly serious and drama filled but some of the characters had funny lines to give it more of a dynamic. Hanna was the character with the funniest lines because she didn't have a filter, didn't care what people thought and also had her ditzy moments. With the girls in the show having so much drama in their lives, it was a fresh idea that characters like Hanna Marin didn't lose their humor.

12. Suzanne ("Orange is the New Black")


"Orange is the New Black" is about an all-girls prison and what happens within the walls. It is serious most of the time but also has a darker comedy to it. Suzanne is also known as "crazy eyes" and is seen as insane, although what her character goes through and how misunderstood she is can make you sad; her character does give a comedy light to the serious show.

All of these characters shed light on serious topics and gave dramas more of a dynamic rather than focusing on one genre. These characters become beloved favorites because they can be the most relatable. It is hard not to love these characters because they make us laugh even when the show is serious.

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.

I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).

While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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Gypsy Rose Is A Victim And Should NOT Be In Prison For Her Mother's Murder

Watch "The Act," and you will know why!


By now, everyone has heard of the new Hulu show called "The Act" which is centered around the case of Gypsy Rose Blanchard whose mother forced her to be sick in order to get money and sympathy, so she and her boyfriend ended up killing her and are now serving time in prison.

She and her mother were the center of many news stories. They went on a lot of charity trips through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and they also received a lot of generous donations from strangers. Her mother claimed that she had all of these conditions, and what is scary is that everyone easily believed her.

One of the first times I had ever heard of this case was through this Buzzfeed article. It was very detailed and very scary as well that a parent would do that to her child when most parents hope for their kids to be happy and healthy.

Of course some people are quick to blame Gypsy because yes murder is bad, however, she sadly felt like this was her only way to escape her abusive mother. She had tried to escape, but her mother always found out and she ended up back in her arms.

I recently watched a documentary with her in it called "Mommy Dead and Dearest"—it was on HBO, but you can always find it somewhere on YouTube—where they have interviews with her family, people who knew her, and Gypsy herself.

After reading the whole story, I can't believe that a mother would do that, but it is believed that she had Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

This mother was taking her daughter to the emergency room for little things such as a cough or a scraped knee trying to convince doctors that she had something wrong with her when in reality she was perfectly fine.

While the mother is to blame for what happened, the doctors weren't any better either. If they didn't find anything wrong with Gypsy then maybe they should have called the police on her mother or refuse to treat Gypsy because there was nothing wrong with her. I always wonder how her mother was able to get away with it for so long. I thought with the doctors' training that they would be able to spot a fake illness and report it to the police right away.

If you have Hulu, I would recommend watching "The Act." While it may not be all accurate, as most true crime shows are dramatized, it does bring awareness to this condition and Gypsy's story. I would also recommend watching the documentary as well, whether you have HBO or you find it on YouTube, it is worth your time to know the full story.

Here is hoping that Gypsy is able to get an early release and can have a normal life that her mom robbed her of.

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