These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Jerkass Woobie: a lot of people felt Benji fit this trope; while he did a lot of awful things, his relationships with his parents, Roberta, and Roberta's kids made him very sympathetic, and a lot of viewers were very upset when he was finally killed, even though they knew it was coming.
Bob Trimbole also counts, especially when he gets cancer and realizes that Terry Clark is a complete psycho who'd soon as kill his lover, who Trimbole takes a liking to in terms of seeing her as a surrogate for his daughter (who he is estranged with).