…or these are a few of my favorite things.
I did this about a year ago, and being out of new and original subject matter, I’ve decided to repost some of my old shit. Well, I’m not re-posting word for word – some of my responses may have changed.
While we generally root for the hero of a movie or television show, the villain sometimes captures our interest and makes or breaks a storyline. I can’t imagine any of the following without these outstanding characters.
I’m breaking this up into catagories and I’ll start with my favorite movie villains:
Alonzo Harris – Training Day
Lumburg – Office Space
Brick Top – Snatch
Mister – The Color Purple
Begbie – Trainspotting
Hans Gruber – Die Hard
Randolph and Mortimer – Trading Places
Castor Troy – Face Off
Albert Ganz– 48 Hours
I’ll continue with my favorite villians of the small screen:
Dr. Zachary Smith – Lost in Space
Stringer Bell – The Wire
Livia Soprano – The Sopranos
Diana – V (the miniseries from the 1980s)
Lois’ Mother – Malcolm in The Middle
My next catagory is animated villains:
Mr. Sinister – X-Men, The Animated Series
Gargamel – The Smurfs
Lord Farquad – Shrek
Mum-ra – Thundercats
Skeletor – He-Man
Of course in writing about villains, we can’t forget books:
The Harkonnens – Dune
The Mule – The Foundation Series
Arienrhod – The Snow Queen
Glawen Clattuc/Smonny Clattuc – Araminta Station
I know, I know. I didn’t name your favorite villain. Tell me about it.