Sure, the stars get all the attention and awards, but we’ve got a special place in our TV-loving hearts for the supporting characters that help make their shows worth watching.
In the latest entry in TVLine’s Year in Review series, we’re celebrating our very favorite scene stealers: the side characters who make us sit up and pay attention every time they enter a scene. And 2022 delivered an absolute bumper crop across the world of television, from scheming lords to charming assassins, from cute robots to disembodied hands to — well, whatever you want to call Madisynn. (Just don’t call her late for happy hour, heyyyyyyyy!)
Read on as we pay tribute to beloved sidekicks, best friends and minor characters from Abbott Elementary, House of the Dragon, Wednesday, Andor, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, The White Lotus, Euphoria, The Sex Lives of College Girls and many, many more. But you’ve got your own personal list of TV’s best scene stealers, you say? Well, we want to hear from you, then: Drop your picks in a comment below.
And still to come in TVLine’s Year in Review: Quotes of the Year, our Performer of the Year winner, Series Finales Graded, and lots more!