Who does not love drama, suspense, murder, fraud and scheming on television? As much as everybody loves heroes, they also learn to ‘hate’ their villains and bad boys. These bad boys and girls set the stage for a great series and episodes for viewers to watch. Every good boy and girl has a dark side, especially on television. Viewers know that to watch out for trouble in paradise for a couple who has excellent morals. No one would ever want to watch a show about nice people. As such, here are the top 10 TV bad boys that defined and continue to define television history.
1. Charlie Harper:
Who can forget this loveable character on Two and a Half Men? Sadly Charlie Sheen is no longer with the show. Viewers love watching Charlie Harper as he cheats with his brother’s girlfriend to have revenge sex, he often is seen bullying his nephew who he claims is not smart and makes nasty comments which belittle his brother. All in all Charlie Sheen has brought humour to the show and his jokes are what made Two and a Half Men what it is today.
2. Liam Court:
Thief, rebellious and tempered are just three words to describe this character on the primetime TV show 90210. Viewers still love him as he was able to team up with many hot characters on the TV show such as Naomi Clark. Although his charm and good looks make him less susceptible, he is one of those guys you need to look out for with 2 eyes open. He stole collection coins from his step father for his biological father and beat up an individual who was causing violence. When first seen on screen he was an underage working as a bartender and skipping school.
Although Dexter is a forensic expert and blood spatter, he lives a double life as a serial killer. He preys on other murderers who have fled the justice system. He only kills murderers if he has ample evidence to support their crimes. Although Dexter is a likeable character for his role in bringing justice, he is another TV bad boy for his serial killer and sociopathic ideas. The TV show is all about him and is popular for 6 seasons so far.
4. Russell Hantz:
Hantz lied and schemed in the game of Survivor not once, not twice but 3 times. He was able to play every single Survivor on Survivor Samoa and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains without getting caught. It was only when he got to the jury that no one wanted to vote for him. He swore on his kids life and lied, disposed of camp material to hurt others and broke alliances and friendships he did not intend to keep. He is a multimillionaire and came into Survivor to prove that it is easy to win. As he did not win 3 times, he did not prove his point.
5. Rob Mariano:
Rob Mariano used his charm and good looks to sway people in the game of Survivor not once, not twice, not three times but four times. He backstabbed, lied and outsmarted others who thought he had their best interests at heart. Rob Mariano always had one thing in mind and that was winning. To this day I cannot understand why people did not vote him off on Survivor: Redemption Island. I guess he was the villain everyone learned to trust until he threw them into the fire, literally.
6. Reese Wilkerson:
This boy has done everything imaginable on the TV show, Malcolm in the Middle. Being imprudent and having little common sense, he’s fixed his grades, bullied children of all ages and caused trouble on family outings and in his own neighbourhood. During one episode where his family goes to dinner with family friends, Reese continually beat up a paraplegic named Stevie. He uses persuasion and cunningness on Stevie to look at a symbol which signifies a punch. Reese repeatedly taunted Stevie until the latter returned the punch.
7. Francis Wilkerson:
You don’t have enough fingers to count the number of despicable acts this character did on the show Malcolm in the Middle. He crashed his parents` car and burned it, he did drugs and smoked, pulled pranks on his commander and worst of all cut off someone’s hand accidentally with a machete. It is no wonder why his parents sent him to military school. His brother Reese was following in his footsteps. He usually blamed his problems on his mother and her short temper.
8. David Breck:
This Melrose Place bad boy deserves to be on the list of Top 10 bad boys. Throughout Melrose Place (2009)’s only season, Breck resorted to stealing, violence, gambling and scheming. His lies and games put himself and others in danger, including his girlfriend Lauren. One should also note that Breck slept with his father’s ex-wife. He redefined Melrose Place and brought back what viewers in the 1990s all so much loved to watch: betrayal, stealing and lying.
9. Dr. Robert Romano:
This ER character caused havoc ever since he arrived on staff in 1994. Playing an excellent jerk, homophobe and anti-feminist, Romano defined ER throughout his years. Who can forget his typical satire which brought on never ending duals between Dr. Weaver and him? When he got killed by a helicopter chopper many could not help but feel a sigh of relief that this villain finally met his match for his bullying.
10. Bart Simpson:
Since 1989 Bart Simpson has been a loveable bad boy. Although a cute and adorable 4th grader, he is often seen pulling pranks on principals, teachers, parents, friends and strangers. He is known for his phone pranks to a bar tavern owned by Moe. He would ask for names which would make fun of Moe when saying it. This one time Bart Simpson was sent back to 3rd grade because he was failing grade 4. The Simpsons would not be still on if Bart Simpson was the nice boy.