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Some shows are defined by their leads - you can't imagine 24 without Jack Bauer or Breaking Bad without Walter White - but for other series, their central character isn't so much an anchor as dead weight.
Dull, grating, sometimes just outshone by their co-stars - here's five shows we love with five leads we don't.
Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother
Ted Mosby is a jerk - sorry, but it's true. The format of How I Met Your Mother sort of makes Ted (Josh Radnor) the de facto lead, but his interminable search for The One is actually the least interesting part of the show. Give us Marshall or Barney any day - we've had enough of Ted mooning over Robin to last a lifetime.
If there is one guest star that every "Sons of Anarchy" fan has come to fall in love with, it's Walton Goggins and his portrayal of Venus Van Dam, the transgender escort that catches Tig's (Kim Coates) eye.
Venus has the distinction of one of the most memorable entrances into the "Sons of Anarchy" universe, helping the club out with a blackmail scheme that involved a sex act or two and some very incriminating photos. What struck a chord with viewers, though, was Tig's attraction to her.
When she made a surprise return in Season 6, a two-episode arc that saw her personal life fleshed out, it became clear that Tig's feelings for Venus were true and, by the end of the arc, possibly mutual. Now, with only one season of the show left, will Goggins return to complete Venus and Tig's journey?
"I can't answer that," Goggins tells Zap2it »
If you're an Italian "Sons of Anarchy" fan, the chance to meet your favorite outlaw bikers has arrived. The very first Reaper Convention is being held in Verona, Italy from April 12-14 and so far four main cast members from the show are scheduled to attend.
Samcro standouts Kim Coates (Tig), Theo Rossi (Juice), Mark Boone Junior (Bobby) and Tommy Flanagan (Chibs) will participate in question and answer sessions, meet with fans and even attend convention happy hours, which seems fitting for the show.
Considering how much fun these guys are together, it's bound to be a pretty good weekend, whether you are a local attendee or traveling from afar. Information about passes to Reaper Convention and more details can be found on its official website. »
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