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3 of TV's Best Characters

See who we think were the best small-screen characters of 2013

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1. Virginia Johnson
Masters of Sex
If this pioneering sex researcher feels real (and she is), it’s because Lizzy Caplan brings warmth and vibrancy to the ambitious single mother crashing the boys’ club.

2. Capt. Ray Holt
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Andre Braugher’s deadpan expressions are the perfect by-product of his strict gay police chief’s often hysterical follies with Andy Samberg’s juvenile cop. Is he smiling or scowling? You’ll never know.

3. Si Robertson
Duck Dynasty
The Vietnam vet has earned an army of fans with little more than a teal Tupperware cup and a canny ability to wise-quack with brother Phil. Uncle Si is the funniest Robertson — and that’s a fact, Jack.