Day 06 – Favourite female character
Day 07 – Least favourite character
Day 08 – Favourite villain
Day 09 - Best story arc
Day 10 – Favourite rule
Day 11 – Favourite DiNozzo movie reference
Day 12 – Favourite Ziva-ism
Day 13 – Your OTP (one true pairing)
Day 14 – Favourite quote
Day 15 – Favourite case
Day 16 – An episode you’ve seen more than three times
Day 17 – Best kiss
Day 18 – Saddest moment
Day 19 – Funniest moment
Day 20 – Two characters you wish had met properly
Day 21 – Something you wish you could go back and change
Day 22 – Saddest character death
Day 23 – An episode you wish you could have been in
Day 24 – Favourite friendship
Day 25 – An ‘OMFG did that just happen?’ moment
Day 26 – Most shocking/unexpected season finale
Day 27 – Episode you shed the most tears in
Day 28 – Favourite cast member
Day 29 – First scene that comes to mind
Day 30 – Anything NCIS related
Day 07 – Least favourite character
I thought long and hard about this one, trying to decide whether to go with my least favourite main character or with someone who was a recurring character. There are several recurring characters I dislike strongly, M Allison Hart, EJ Barrett, Abigail Borin & Hollis Mann to name but four. Interestingly, they are all female; sadly, it seems TPTB really seem incapable of writing a decent female character for the most part. And I dislike all four of these considerably more than the person I did decide to go with and I'd be an incredibly happy bunny if we never saw any of them again - which isn't true with the character I've gone with.
So why have I gone with this person and not one of the above-mentioned women? Two reasons: firstly it seemed 'fairer' to me to go with a main character and not someone I've only seen a handful of times. And secondly, it wasn't a question about 'a character I disliked' and I disliked all the above-mentioned women. No, it was a question about 'least favourite'. And that was the main thing that tipped the balance as to who to go with. So my least favourite main character is:
Don't get me wrong I really like Tony, at times I love him. When he's being smart, competent, caring, acting the clown - not the idiot, there's a big difference - compassionate, respectful to and of his colleagues and mature, he is great. I really loved him in Season 4, because he was all those things and so much more. But sadly, this is Tony we see maybe 95% of the time (if that), the rest of the time he isn't that Tony :-(
As much as I like him a lot of the time I want to slap him and shake him. I don't like him when he's being an idiot, or when his 'teasing' crosses the line of acceptability, as it did a lot of the time prior to this current season - especially with Tim. There were times he was actually nasty to his colleagues, showed them very little respect and some of the tricks he played were utterly irresponsible - especially then one when he fixed Ziva's chair so it broke when she sat on it. That wasn't even remotely funny, she could have been paralysed for life. I also, on the shallow side, don't find him attractive at all, and I his voice doesn't do anything for me - voice is a really important thing to me.
For the most part in Season 8 he has been very likeable as he's mainly been the mature, caring, competent, respectful clown who I don't want to shake or slap and who is a pleasure to watch.
So yes, Tony is my least favourite of the main characters. But it doesn't mean I dislike him, I don't; he's just not my favourite. And after all, someone has to be least favourite.