Will McAvoy, The Newsroom
Played By: Jeff Daniels
It's been hard seeing a show with so much promise fall so short. Between the show's well-blogged about misogyny, its smug relationship with the recent past, and how out of touch it feels when any character picks up a smartphone, it's been a tough show to love.
Still, with all of this working against him, a master like Jeff Daniels finds moments to shine. If you'd told us that these two would be paired up during The West Wing's prime, we would never have guessed it would've turned out like this.