One of these things is not like the other... one of these things does not belong!
When it comes to TV series, it can be hard to keep up with the names of all the characters at times - especially when it comes to a show like Game of Thrones, with a massive cast that seems to keep changing at all times as old characters are killed off and new characters are introduced. However, a true TV fan is the kind who can keep up with everyone on all of their favorite shows, and not just the core characters, either.
Are you that kind of TV fan, or do you just like to watch the adventures of the various characters and then worry about the names later? Maybe you rely on IMDB to know who you are talking about when you are discussing the shows with friends at other times, rather than keeping everyone straight in your own head from memory. We've got the ultimate test to see how good you are at remembering all the character names - seeing if you can pick out the character who isn't in a particular show! Each of these thirty five series come with just a short description and a photo, along with four names... three of them are characters in the show, and one of them is totally random. Can you tell which is which and prove yourself an ultimate TV fan?
Which of these isn't a character in Friends?
This beloved '90s sitcom follows the adventures (and misadventures) of six friends living in New York City, as they went from single and broke to married and successful (because that is, of course, the only way life goes!). While some of the humor is a little outdated now, everyone spent the time the show was on the air debating which of the Friends they were most like - the hippy chick, the funny man, the nerd, the playboy, the princess or the control freak...
Who was never in Buffy The Vampire Slayer?
Another '90s classic, this fantasy series is all about a group of teens battling the forces of evil in Sunnydale - and that evil usually comes with two sharp teeth and a thing for blood! Buffy herself is the Chosen One, the slayer who is chosen and given super strength and reflexes to help her in her fight, but the friends that surrounded her had no real powers of their own (at the beginning, at least - over seven seasons, that definitely changed!).
Who doesn't exist in The Flash?
Part of the CW's sprawling superhero universe, The Flash's titular hero is Barry Allen, a young forensic scientist from Central City who ends up with super-speed after being hit by lightning when a particle accelerator exploded. Over the course of the show, he's taken on ever-stronger villains who have also been transformed by the explosion, and gathered a team around him; some of whom also have superpowers, and some who are simply his friends, mentors, confidantes and family. Which of these isn't one of them?
Which of these is not in How I Met Your Mother?
Another sitcom about a group of friends in the Big Apple, How I Met Your Mother is narrated by one of the characters, telling the stories of his youth to his children, and all leading up to the moment that he met their mother. In that lead up, though, there are plenty of wild adventures in bars, relationships with a series of women who are not 'the mother', and antics in the big city. Which of these is not part of that friend group?
Who doesn't live in Riverdale?
Riverdale is a comic book adaptation with a difference - no superpowers here, but instead a fresh take on the classic Archie and Jughead comics. The series is a whole lot darker than the comics, though, as the teen citizens of Riverdale have to deal with murder, conspiracy, corruption and betrayal, forming their own relationships and alliances in the surprisingly murky waters of this small town. Which of these characters is not one who appears on the CW's hit series?
Who didn't go to The Good Place?
Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in this new comedy about the afterlife - and some of the people who end up in 'The Good Place'. A version of heaven (or is it?), there are four major new inhabitants of this afterlife, although each of them feels that they really shouldn't be there, because they weren't actually great people in real life. From the snobbish and show-offish, to the criminal DJ, to the annoying ethics professor, and of course, the just plain not-that-great.
Which of these isn't in Orange Is The New Black?
One of Netflix's best known original series, Orange Is The New Black is the story of a middle class white woman who is sent to prison for a drug charge - and struggles to find her place there. Over the course of the series, while she learns to fit in, the audience gets to know all of the other prisoners - and to learn how they ended up behind bars, and how poorly they are treated when they get there.
Who doesn't belong in Lost?
When a plane crashes on a deserted island, at first it seems like a simple matter of survival (at least, until the rescue shows up). However, as Lost moves forward, the passengers of the flight start to discover stranger and stranger things about the island itself, including that they are not alone on it... not to mention stranger and stranger things about the other passengers who are stranded there, each of whom has some dark secrets in their past lives.
Who isn't playing the Game of Thrones?
This adaptation of the Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R R Martin has become one of TV's most popular series, with fans loving the convoluted plots, extreme violence, and of course - the dragons! The series is split across multiple locations, with dozens of main characters all doing their best to win the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros... but which of these four is not a character who appears on the fantasy series?
Which of these women is not in GLOW?
Another Netflix Original Seris, GLOW is set in the '80s, when womens wrestling was only just beginning. It follows the women who first started out in this sport, the characters that they create and the people that they are under the costumes and the makeup. The two main characters may know each other at the start, but the rest are strangers, who have all come to the Glamorous Ladies Of Women's Wrestling for their own reasons - which of these is not one of them?
Who doesn't appear in 13 Reasons Why?
This controversial Netflix Original Series centers on a teen girl who took her own life - and who left her note in the form of a box of tapes, each of which explains one of the reasons that she made the choice she did. The tapes are told to the other teens in her school whose actions affected her most, and are passed around them, with the revelations in them causing massive aftershocks in the high school which they all attend.
Who doesn't work in The Office?
This American re-vamp of a British TV series focuses on the hapless workers at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Led by the enthusiastic but utterly clueless Michael Scott, this team of pencil pushers have to find ways to amuse themselves in the cubicle farm, to get along with their coworkers, and to navigate the crushing boredom of their office lives. The Office is filled with awkward humor, and it's a smash hit that appeals to anyone who has worked under those fluorescent lights.
Which of these is not in Parks And Recreation?
Another US comedy based on a group of office workers, Parks and Recreation is set in government offices, where the personnel range from the utterly uninterested to the permanently motivated - and as they attempt to turn a vacant lot (and giant pit) into a beautiful park, they also start to grow together as a real team. Thanks to the wacky personalities, this cheerful comedy is one to brighten any day, but who isn't part of the Parks and Rec team?
Who doesn't belong in Dear White People?
This Netflix series also caused some controversy from the title alone! However, the series title is also the name of the radio show that one of the main characters hosts, a college student on a predominantly white Ivy League college. Each episode of the series focuses on a different student from the same house, the way their time at college is impacted by their color, and the different ways that they choose to respond to that. Which of these is not a main character?
Who isn't in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?
Blending sitcom standards with a fresh perspective and some amazing showtunes, this musical series is a breath of fresh air. It centers on Rebecca Bunch, a successful but unhappy lawyer in NYC, who leaves the city behind to move to West Covina, California after she learns that her first love lives there. In her new home, she struggles to try and find love, with the help of some new friends, and to balance out her own mental health - but which of these men is not one of her love interests?
Which of these characters doesn't appear in iZombie?
Another comic book adaptation without a swirling cape in sight, iZombie is a zombie apocalypse show with a serious difference. Instead of a post-apocalyptic nightmare, this show takes place in a version of Seattle where a zombie outbreak has left a large chunk of the population in need of brains to survive (but otherwise pretty darn normal). Liv, the central character, is a zombie who works at the medical examiners office, and uses the memories from the brains she eats to help solve murders.
Which of these is not a character in Supernatural?
With thirteen seasons under its belt, there's no denying that Supernatural is one of the most popular series on the CW - and it's not hard to see why. This fantasy series is all about the things that go bump in the night, and the Winchester brothers who spend their lives hunting those things down and ganking them. Ranging between horror and comedy, the series covers everything from vampires and werewolves to angels and wendigos - but who isn't a part of it?
Who doesn't belong in Once Upon A Time?
Once Upon A Time puts a twist on the classic fairy tales (and a few more recent Disney movies), with a cast of characters who have stepped straight from an enchanted land into our world. At first, none of them realize who they are, and think that they are just the normal citizens of Storybrooke, but as time goes by we learn exactly who is who - and the kind of dark magic that brought them all to this world.
Which of these never appeared in Gilmore Girls?
Gilmore Girls recently enjoyed a revival special on Netflix, bringing fans of the show from the 2000s back to Stars Hollow to catch up on their favorite mother/daughter duo. In the original series, though, the series focused on Rory (the daughter) as she finished high school and went to college, trying to navigate her adolescence, her new school, her relationship with her mother... and her mother's tumultuous relationship with her own parents. Which of these four is not a Gilmore Girls character?
Who's the odd one out from Queer Eye?
This year, Netflix revamped Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, a reality show from the 2000s that sees a crew of gay men makeover straight men who are in dire need of some help in the style department. The new version is wildly popular for going deeper than the original - with the new Fab Five getting into some serious subject matter and tugging on the heartstrings of every viewer. Which of these is not a member of the new Fab Five?
Who isn't a guest of Westworld?
This HBO remake of the film of the same name takes place in a futuristic world, where technology has progressed to the point that robots can be built that are virtually indistinguishable from human beings - and are used to create immersive theme parks for the rich and bored to come play. However, when the 'hosts' in one of these parks start to become self aware, things are not looking good for the guests... who isn't a human in Westworld?
Which of these women is not in The Handmaid's Tale?
The Handmaid's Tale is another chilling look at a fictional future... but in this one, the United States of America has become Gilead, a totalitarian society where women are restricted to carefully defined roles in society - with the central figures as Handmaids, women who are given to the rich and powerful to use for breeding. Other roles include the wives, forbidden from all but the most genteel feminine pursuits, Marthas who housekeep, or workers in toxic waste zones, known as Unwomen.
Who isn't in Legion?
Legion is definitely different when it comes to superhero and comic book adaptations - here, there is no simple origin story, no tale of a new hero learning to use his powers to fight crime and protect the innocent. Instead, this trippy series is hard to follow and often flips back and forth through faulty memories, hallucinations, and alternate realities to tell the story of David Haller, a mutant with a broken mind who isn't sure of anything - including whether or not he has powers or a mental illness (or both).
Who is not in Star Trek: Discovery?
The latest series in the Star Trek universe goes back to a time before the adventures of Captain James Kirk, to the early days of Starfleet. Star Trek: Discovery contains all of the classic Star Trek elements - the sense of searching for something more, an eclectic crew of both humans and aliens, and a voyage through the stars. There's also a mirror universe, an attempt at a better drive to propel the ships through space, and plenty more for sci fi fans to love.
Who isn't a quirky character in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
This relentlessly upbeat comedy series stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, a young woman who was kidnapped in middle school and held in a bunker for years. Now, she's free, she's a bona fide grown up (legally, anyway), and she's bringing her personal brand of pep to New York City. It's definitely on the zanier side of comedy, as well as being brightly colored and filled with over the top characters that Kimmy meets along the way - which of these is not one of them?
Who isn't on The Santa Clarita Diet?
Another spin on the zombie show, The Santa Clarita Diet wonders what would happen if a suburban realtor suddenly got turned into a zombie... and just tried to keep on living her happy family life with her husband and her teenage daughter. Of course, this isn't your common and garden zombie, but she's definitely dead, and she is definitely killing people and eating them... which of these people is not a character in this lighthearted horror comedy starring Drew Barrymore?
Who doesn't appear on Preacher?
This comic book adaptation is definitely not one that is family friendly... it's soaked in blood, gore, sex, smoking, drinking and drugs, right from the very first scenes! Preacher follows an alcoholic small town priest as he gains a superpower, teams up with his criminal ex girlfriend and a drug addled vampire, and sets out on a search for God - a literal one. Their roadtrip takes them to some very strange places... but which of these is not one of the people on it?
Who is the odd one out in this The Crown crowd?
Netflix Originals takes a dip into the waters of period drama with this series about the Royal family. Elizabeth II is the central figure in this historical drama about the politics, events and romance that shaped her life. The series connects the palace of the British royal family with the events of the Parliament and 10 Downing Street, and evolved out of the film The Queen. Which of these people is not a historical figure that is brought to life in this period series?
Who isn't a boyfriend in She's Gotta Have It?
This series, based on the Spike Lee film of the same name, about a young black woman living in Brooklyn, and exploring the ups and downs of a life without monogamy. An artist, she dates three men in the series, all of whom are very different - the rich businessman who spoils her, the bike messenger, and the French model. While they each bring something different to her life, they also bring their own issues - which of these is not one of those men?
Which of these is not one of Marvel's Runaways?
One of the new kids on the block when it comes to superhero adaptations, Marvel's Runaways centers on a group of teens who discover that not only do many of them have superpowers, but their parents are members of a dark cultish group with their own evil plans. The kids decide to band together to run away from their parents, and to find a way to use their gifts for good - but which of these is not one of them?
Who is the odd one out from Love?
Set in LA, Love is all about the pitfalls of modern dating, as a couple tries to work out their own issues with addiction, intimacy and self esteem while still finding time for each other. Often raw and relatable, the series also follows the people in their lives - their roommates, friends and colleagues who have struggles of their own when it comes to making it in Hollywood. Who among these four is not a character on this Netflix Original series?
Who isn't in The Walking Dead?
Probably the most famous zombie series on TV, The Walking Dead starts when a man wakes up from a coma to discover that while he was unconscious, the apocalypse began... and now he must fight his way through the dangers of the undead and the other survivors to try and find his family (and to simply stay alive). Along the way, he teams up with a range of characters both charming and frightening - but which of these is not one of them?
Who doesn't belong in Gotham?
Police procedural meets madcap comics in this dark adaptation of the early days of Bruce Wayne - from the moment of his parents death to his eventual rise as the Dark Knight of Gotham: Batman. The series focuses on the police department at the same time, charting the life of James Gordon alongside that of Bruce and various other heroes and villains that fans will recognize from the comics. Who among these four is not a part of this vision of Gotham?
Who doesn't appear on Sherlock?
This British series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular detective, and takes fans through his mystery solving life in London. Episodes range from simpler mysteries to complex plots orchestrated by Sherlock's arch enemy... and although the seasons are short and spaced far apart, fans love the way that this series takes on the legendary detective and the people of his world. Which of these four names is not someone who lives in the world of this version of Sherlock Holmes?
Which of these has never been a companion on Doctor Who?
Doctor Who is one of the longest running sci-fi series on British TV, with an ever changing cast as the Doctor and his companions evolve with the seasons. Over the years, the Doctor has travelled with various friends through time and space, protecting the Earth from any number of alien threats and moments where time could go very, very wrong... of all the companions that the Doctor has had over the years though, which of these was not one of them?