* EnsembleDarkhorse: Chuck and Bob. Originally, the writers intended for ''Chuck'' to be Peter's murderer. But as season one progressed, Chuck and Bob became so popular the producers realized they couldn't write them off the show, so they changed the identity of the murderer to [[spoiler: Chester]].
** Who ALSO was not written out of the show...
** Benson [=DuBois=] was also pretty popular in his own right and ended up with [[Series/{{Benson}} his own spin-off that outlasted the original show.]]
* InformedAttractiveness: While Jessica Tate was by no means difficult on the eyes (and [[ThePollyanna her personality]] and [[LovableRedhead red hair]] certainly didn't hurt), the way the show set her up as being simply irresistible to virtually ''any'' man who crossed her path was a little over the top.
* TheScrappy: It's pretty easy to see why Carol is so [[BitchInSheepsClothing hated]] [[TheBabyTrap by the]] [[ManipulativeBitch fandom.]] It's made even worse by the fact that women like her are, obviously, TruthInTelevision.
** El Puerco doesn't have a lot of fans, either, given his unpopular storyline and how many feel he made the show JumpTheShark.
* TheWoobie: Jodie, oh so much.
** Jessica many times, but especially after she was convicted of Peter's murder and when she thought Chester was dead.
** Mary.