2015 in Television: Our 20 Favorite TV Characters

2015 was a great, if not the greatest, year in television.

Partially due to the success of online streaming services’ original shows, there truly was a mind-boggling year’s worth of excellent television shows and with that, brilliant, hilarious, and enthralling characters.

Our comprehensive list encompasses this year’s best comics like Master of None’s Dev (Aziz Ansari) and Inside Amy Schumer’s Amy (Amy Schumer); newcomers such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Andromedon (Titus Burgess) and Mr. Robot’s Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek); fan favorites like Mad Men’s Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Games of Thrones’ Jon Snow (Kit Harrington); intelligent and captivating leading ladies like American Horror Story: Hotel’s The Countess (Lady Gaga), Jessica Jones’ Jessica (Krysten Ritter) and Hannibal’s Bedelia du Maurier (Gillian Anderson); and many, many more.

Check out the gallery above to see all 20 of our favorite TV characters from 2015!