Oh! So you were expecting a Holidays post this time? Who do you think I am, Santa Claus?
Yes, this is what one feels when they face a person who has sarcasm running all over in his/her veins.
They are witty
They are evil
They love to hurt
They feel themselves king
They give a damn about your matters
They are always sad from deep inside
Here is my list of Top 8 Sarcasm Kings of TV, who have made watching complex TV shows a pleasurable experience.
8. Tyrion Lannister (The Game of Thrones)
I would call him a dwarf with a huge mouth. Hailing from the TV show Game of Thrones (like he needs an introduction!), Tyrion belongs to one of the most powerful Houses of the show: The House of Lannisters. Portrayed by Peter Dinklage, the imp has been declared an outcast from the family due to his physical deformities. Still the most learned of the House, or even the whole show, he has a heart for all the outcasts. Often seen as giving advises to various characters in the show, Tyrion has a sense of pride and wit. These two are deadly combination for sarcasm. Big mouthed little dwarf is at number 8 in my list of sarcasm kings of TV.
7. Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men)
Brutal and shameless character of the show Two and a Half Men is at number 7 in my list of top 8 sarcasm kings. A wealthy and proud owner of a huge house in Malibu, Charlie Harper is a well-known jingle composer. Later came to known as Charlie Waffles among the kids, Charlie Harper died when he started to lose his playboy image (we all know the back-stage story so let’s forget that for some time). Portrayed by actor Charlie Sheen, the character is loosely based on him and hence I think Charlie Sheen didn't have to do anything out of the box. “Atta boy”.
6. James ‘Sawyer’ Ford (Lost)
Sawyer was one of the characters from the TV Series Lost that I loved the most. Based on a very complex mythology of evil and good, yin and yang, heaven and hell and all that afterlife, the show gave us many, many memorable characters. James ‘Sawyer’ Ford is a con-man who is looking for the person who ruined his childhood and destroyed his family (also known as Sawyer, after whom James named himself). Often presented as tough shell, there were instances in the show where we came to know that the character has a soft core. Josh Holloway portrays the opportunist and devil-may-care character in the show. Often seen as naming people and intentionally indulging in petty fights, this high nosed, mean and yet soft character from Lost is my number 6.
5. Crowley (Supernatural)
A demon with high hopes and low designation in the hierarchy, Crowley used his wits, intelligence and brutality to climb up the ladder. Crowley is a demon (literally) from the show Supernatural. Often seen as a friendly demon, he is very brutal and very opportunist. Full marks to Mark A. Sheppard who portrayed this devious character so well, that we all expect him to be good guy of the show. Introduced in season 5 of the show as a very brilliant cross-road demon, Crowley has evolved as a character. His witty, brutal and true comments have crowned Crowley with a space in my list of King of Sarcasms.
4. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
One of my favorite characters from this list, Dean Winchester truly deserves his place at number 4. He is dumber than his brother Sam Winchester (who takes his ‘Men of Words’ title really very seriously), but is more practical, brave and quick decision maker. As one of the show’s anomalies, Dean Winchester (portrayed by very talented Jensen Ackles) loves food, women and sleep (3 of the 7 sins) and yet is shown to be closer to the angels (Castiel in particular). His sharp and blunt remarks on various characters and yet his respecting attitude towards his elders has earned him a place at number 4 in my list of Top 8 Kings of Sarcasm.
3. Lois Lane (Smallville)
Lois Lane has to be at number 3 in this list. After all she is beauty with brains (rare combination, they say). Portrayed by Erica Durance, Lois Lane is a reporter at Daily Planet and is the love interest of the Superman himself, Clark Kent. It was such a beautiful experience to see a naughty, witty and brave version of Lois Lane which I guess played a major part in the success of the show. It is always hard to hear so many harsh and yet true comments from such a beautiful face and hence Lois Lane is at number 3 in my list.
2. Chandler Bing (F.R.I.E.N.D.S)
Okay who among you reading this post does not know this character? I personally believe Chandler Bing to be the best character of the famous sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I am a huge fan of this character. A character that earned Matthew Perry truly deserving Prime Time Emmy nomination (meh!), Chandler Bing is often seen making inappropriate comments on anyone that he meets. Since I followed the show very closely, I came to know that Matthew Perry is very similar to the character that he portrayed in the show in real. I must say “can he BE more intelligent” in real and reel life. Chandler Bing is truly a number 2 (wait for number 1) in the list of Sarcasm Kings.
1. Dr Gregory House (House, M.D)
Chandler Bing could have won this place easily, had the limping, intelligent and king of sarcasm Dr Gregory House didn't make his appearance on the TV. Portrayed by one of my favorite actors, Hugh Laurie, House is a lonely and pain stricken character who pleases himself by offending others. His remarks are so accurate and yet so painful that it has cost him many relations and even his job. Often seen indulged in solving petty mysteries, Dr Gregory House is obsessed with being right all the time. My respects for Laurie intensified when I learned that he is a Brit and had to practice accents a lot to portray an American in the show. Since then I have tried to catch him in the way he speaks during the entire show but have failed every time. Laurie truly deserved to be the limping, insulting and yet my favorite doctor.