Unlikable TV Characters: We hate them because they really deserve it

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The Doctor – Doctor Who

Nobody likes a know-it-all, and the Doctor is the worst kind. Whatever situation you might find yourself in, the Doctor is going to already know how to handle it, and will probably remind you that he’s done it better than you ever could.

I know his experience as a Time Lord whose travelled the lengths of time and space offers him a fair amount of credibility. I’m not doubting his expertise in, well, everything. But does he really have to be so smug about it? It’s terribly off-putting to have someone who constantly one-ups you and flaunts his genius at every turn. Maybe if he was just a little more humble or modest, he might be a tad more relatable, but as it stands, his constant invocation of his extensive knowledge just gets on my nerves.

This is probably a wildly unpopular opinion, and will undoubtedly cause a lot of mean Tweets directed my way, but I stand by it. All I ask from the Doctor is a little bit of chill. We get it. You’re a super genius with more (literal) universal experience than the rest of us combined, but nobody wants to be constantly reminded of how dumb they are in comparison. You can be the smartest man in the room without making sure everyone knows it.