|Buffy The Vampire Slayer|
So glad my girlfriend is really getting into the show. We're on Season 6. Next, to get her into Angel and Firefly... mwahaha
List is top 10 Buffy characters.
One reason: Season 5, Episode 16. The best episode of the series revolves around her character. Other than that, she's a driving force for Buffy during the latter two seasons, and she impacts the show's direction more than one might think.
Though he is only on the show for one season before making the move to Angel, BtVS's version of Wesley is hilarious. Every scene makes him the butt of the joke, and Alexis Denisof works comedy like a champ. Though he gets much, MUCH more badass, I can't deny that I really love the dopey Wesley of Season 3.
Kind of hard to believe that the first human Big Bad of the series didn't come in until Season 6. Warren is a deceptive, manipulative misogynist, and his sociopathy is incredibly interesting to watch. Watching him morph from a semi-harmless nerd to a dangerous foe is fantastic.
It's truly a testament to how many great characters this show has when the main character is so low on the list. Buffy is a solid and dynamic lead, but she often gets outshined by the other, less angsty characters.
Spike is one of the more morally dubious "good guys" on the show, and it sometimes seems like the writers don't quite know what to do with him at times. Thus, he goes through more transformations than pretty much any character, and as a result, he is one of the most interesting to watch. It doesn't hurt that his dialogue is usually the most consistently funny.
Angelus is a dick. That's why he's awesome. He's pure, unadulterated evil. And while Angel didn't quite get a chance to shine until his own show, his alter ego made his best impression in Buffy during Season 2. Far and away the best villain the show ever had; Boreanaz completely nails the evil as hell role.
Giles is probably the least-used character of the main four, and that's really a shame; when he gets a chance, he really shines. It's also amazing, having seen the show dozens of times, how he quietly steals scenes with his deadpan snarkiness. Whedon is obvious a fan of such dialogue, but Giles's always seems to be the most subtle. Maybe it's because he's British.
Cordelia 2.0, or Anya as she's more often called, is the brutal-truth-speaking character of the group. Being a former demon, she is pretty unique in her perspective and never fails to bring the funny, and sometimes even the teary.
Willow is just adorable. That's all I've got.
I've read a lot that people don't like Xander, and I honestly can see why. He's kind of a douchey committophobe, and he has his fair share of selfish moments. But that's why he's so great. He's easily the most human character on the show, probably because he's somewhat based off of Joss Whedon himself. He often makes dumb decisions and is blatently selfish, but you can always see where he's coming from, and when it counts, he's always the most loyal character around.