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Steven Eckholdt – The most Hate-able Person on TV

Ok so it’s not about his personality to start with, but the characters he has played over the years, that have made him the most hateable TV person on my list. I know he is handsome and totally metrosexual – looking, but hey, nobody coerced him into playing the two worst characters on Television. So here goes, the “ that third guy who broke the cute couple up” roles he played:

Mark Robinson – FRIENDS:

Who doesn’t remember his character Mark Robinson from FRIENDS? We all hated him, when he got Rachel an interview at Bloomingdale’s, we hated him when Rachel hugged him leaving Ross cold after her interview, we hated him when he got her Chinese food right after Ross & Rachel’s situation which later got very famous as the “we were on a break” scene, we hated him when he told Rachel he had a huge crush on her but didn’t act upon it because she was with Ross then, we hated him and this was the last nail in the coffin– when he took Rachel out and hurt Ross (Unintentional? I don’t think so!). 

Just when we thought he was long forgotten, he comes again in Season 10 with “good intentions” of finding a job for Rachel at Louis Vittonin Paris! And it almost broke our hearts when Rachel agreed to go..! Remember how we wished the writers had written his character off by electrocuting him (At least that’s how I thought his character should have ended)? Anyways, so that was Mark Robinson – the character with innocent looks which camouflaged his grey shades.

Brad Harlow - Two and a Half Men:

Again Steve starred as a charming guy who has all the qualities a girl would fall for. As a wealthy lawyer, who is compassionate and giving, Brad Harlow charms Charlie’s fiancé Chelsea (she was perfect for him) with his glib talk and gentlemanly mannerisms. He becomes the reason for Chelsand Charlie’s break up and we all knew how bad that was for Sr. Harper. We only wished Charlie had reached the charity event earlier to win his lady back!
So do you know what really the bottom line here is? That Steven, who has played the most piqued characters of all times, is a JOLLY GOOD ACTOR! He is so damn convincing in his roles that we almost forget he is an actor and not the character he is playing. Kudos Steven! Please don’t keep it coming (See for a handsome man like you, we love to not hate you)!


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