Because you like Sydney Bristow in Alias
Despite the war-torn world around him, Mal Reynolds still holds onto the shred of hope that life can be more than just living another day. See them in Firefly.
Anya Jenkins has a real harsh bark to go with her demonic bite. See them in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After years of being a nerdy loner, Seth Cohen can't wait to shower charm on his newfound friends. See them in The O.C..
Jack Bauer is a terrorist fighter who is scared of nothing and no one. The clock is ticking! See them in 24.
For a taciturn, shadowy vampire, Angel has got a big mouth. See them in Angel.
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace will beat you in cards, drink you under the table, then fly circles around you in her fighter plane. See them in Battlestar Galactica.
Kesuke Miyagi is a karate expert who thinks the best way a scrawny high schooler can learn how to defend himself is by washing every surface in sight. See them in The Karate Kid.
Faith has a chip on her shoulder and a stake in her hand to slay vampires in her town. See them in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Chuck Bartowski is a sweet, laid-back electronics store/top secret government employee. See them in Chuck.
In Ziva David's world, you grow up fast; you don't have a choice. See them in NCIS.
Calling Alicia Florrick a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise. See them in The Good Wife.
Veronica Mars is a sarcastic private eye whose biggest mission is surviving high school. See them in Veronica Mars.