Playing the part of the good guy doesn’t always mean a peaceful temperament. Sometimes, the protagonist of the series has to get his or her hands dirty in order to triumph over adversity. Who are some of our favorite good guys who have less-than-stellar qualities about them?
1) Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
No one would have expected a mob boss to be a sweet, charming character, on an HBO show nonetheless, but nobody expected the brash, abrasive Tony Soprano to not only be a good guy, but also a sympathetic character. Yet that’s exactly what he proved to be: a man willing to kill for his family and his business, but a man who confided his neuroses and his complicated relationship with wife and children to a therapist.
We ended up cheering Tony on as he maneuvered his operations to bigger scopes and paydays, as he danced around law enforcement, and as he saw his friends and confidants die (or pulled the trigger on them).