There’s always that one character that a TV show keeps telling us is a good guy. Maybe they’re the moral compass of the show, or maybe they serve in contrast to a bad boy character, or maybe the show just wants us to see them as the boy next door.
But no matter how much the other characters applaud his virtues, sometimes the show just can’t quite hide that one of their male leads is absolutely insufferable. Here are 17 infuriating examples!
Lucas Scott from One Tree Hill
Ted from How I Met Your Mother
Stefan from The Vampire Diaries
Mike from Stranger Things
Clay from 13 Reasons Why
Ben from The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Otis from Sex Education
Zack from Saved by the Bell
Phil from Modern Family
Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
And finally, Archie from Riverdale
What “good guy” or moral compass character on a TV show infuriated you? Let us know in the comments!