1. Peyton Sawyer from One Tree Hill
    I don't understand why people criticize her so much since everyone on the show made mistakes growing up and that was the point, learning from your mistakes. I think the writers did it very well, although, for some reason, people couldn't forgive her as they did with the other characters. It didn't matter how much she fought to be a better person and fix her mistakes.
  2. Julie Taylor from Friday Night Lights
    I've read a lot of opinions about her and some things bothered me. I also didn't like her at first, but then I realized that literally she was just a teenager and it doesn't matter how perfect her parents are, usually teenagers are ungrateful and it's normal that she wanted to break their rules. And more important, Julie did appreciate her parents, but she also wanted to be her own person and there's nothing wrong with that.
  3. Carrie Mathison from Homeland
    People are constantly saying the she can't follow the roles, but seriously, who does follow the rules on that show? no one! And I'm aware that sometimes she's not a very likeable character, but I've seen people defending and loving characters that did worse things than she did and yet people insist to say that she's selfish and not a good person.
  4. Haddie Braverman from Parenthood
    Her situation is quite the same as Julie's. She had the perfect parents and people couldn't understand why she was how she was. But the situation was deeper, since she had Max for a brother, I mean, Max is one of my favorites, but growing up as his older sister was not that simple, she had to give up on things and help her parents out and like Julie, she was a teenager trying to be something more than just what her parents expected her to be.
  5. Lyla Garrity from Friday Night Lights
    Lyla breaks my heart. Her family fell apart, she didn't have many friends who she could count on, she was a mother for her father, tried to make Tim grow up and she was always there when people needed her and yet people dislike her and call her annoying.
  6. Libby Masters from Masters of Sex
    Her case is even worse than these above, the writes AND the audience treat her unfairly, I saw once people saying that is nobody's fault but hers that she is miserable, when all that she wants is her children to be around their parents and have what she didn't growing up, it's not her fault that her husband lied to her for YEARS. And let's not forget that she lost the love of her life and she is still trying to be strong for her kids.
  7. Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones
    One of the strongest characters in the entire series and has suffered through unspeakable things with stoicism (though she shouldn't have to!) Audiences seem to think affection for either Stark sister is mutually exclusive when this is not the case. Both Sansa and Arya are fierce in their own ways.
    Suggested by @kaitmaree
  8. Skylar White from Breaking Bad!
    Suggested by @kellydehoop