Vote for the Worst Adolescent Children on TV

Photo:  Kent Smith/SHOWTIME -

Photo: Kent Smith/SHOWTIME –

By Amy Amatangelo, TV Gal®

I usually defend the teenage characters that annoy most people. Maybe it’s something to do with being a mom myself but I tend to be more forgiving.

I root for Dana Brody and love what being a parent brings to Alicia’s character on The Good Wife. But after watching Grace wistfully eye the guns on Sunday night’s episode of The Good Wife, I began to think that maybe, like a lax parent, I’ve been a little too lenient.

Who do you think are the worst adolescent children on TV? I’m not talking about shows like Glee where teens are the main characters but show about adult characters who have teenage children. Talk about it below and vote!

Here are my picks:

Grace and Zach Florrick on The Good Wife

Pros: Zach’s great with computers and all things technical. His taste in girlfriends constantly disrupts his dad’s political life. He introduced us to Eli’s nemesis Becca.

Cons: Grace bounces from one distracting story line to the next. Now she’s going to be into guns?

Karen and Jerry Fitzgerald on Scandal

Pros: They never see their parents.

Cons: They never see their parents.

Dana Lazaro and Chris Brody on Homeland

Pros: Morgan Saylor is a great actress. She hasn’t had the best material to work with and she’s made it work.

Cons: Dana makes truly horrible decisions when it comes to dating. Has Chris had more than three words of dialogue all season?

Morgan and Jake Sanders on Hostages

Pros: Ummmmm . . . .

Cons: Just about everything that’s happened since the pilot.

5 thoughts on “Vote for the Worst Adolescent Children on TV

  1. I really wanted to vote for Dana “Lazaro,” because she is not the Brody I wish I were seeing every week on Homeland. I despise her character (and the actress’s portrayal of said character–I’d like to see her in something else). But she’s just not as annoying as the Sanders kids–they’re AWFUL. And as for Grace Florrick, does anyone think she will not be involved in some gun incident later in the season?

  2. I took to dreading Homeland, due to the Dana storyline. Last night it hit me, I can FAST FORWARD through her scenes! if, at some point, Dana’s story intersects with the main story, I’ll know. Boom. Light, Marblehead/Waking to coffee.

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