As weird as it sounds, killing off major characters in TV shows may actually be a good thing. For some series this could mean a breath of fresh air. The reason behind those on-screen deaths, however, is what makes this topic so juicy. So some actors got fired, big deal! That is, until you look under the hood and see why they had to go away.
Some had other projects, some were just fed up, and some were so annoying people wrote petitions to kill them off. Let’s talk about 6 TV shows that got better after a major character had left.
Charlie – LOST
During all the six seasons of this show, we’ve seen a many characters grow up and evolve. Charlie was one of them. Since the very beginning Charlie was doomed to being the most annoying guy of the group. At least he died like a hero, and his death started a chain reaction leading to some great plot twists. So yeah, the show did get better!
Ned Stark – Game of Thrones
Unlike Charlie, Ned Stark was a fan favorite, making his on screen death that much more shocking. Of course, you do remember what the consequences of his demise were, right? All hell broke loose.
Lori Grimes – The Walking Dead
You know, when you stop caring about your supposedly dead hubby 5 whole minutes after the zombies hit, you’re not a good person. Some would say Lori was just trying to survive, but come on… Plus whenever she was in a scene she would drag everything down to a halt. Fortunately, the minute she was out of the picture, Rick and Carl finally became fun to watch.
Teri Bauer – 24
The 24 series was all about the tension and drama, but Teri, Jack’s wife, was only holding him back. In the first season finale when Teri gets killed, Jack totally loses it and in the future becomes even more badass and ruthless. And that’s a win for us viewers!
The Ninth Doctor – Doctor Who
Ah, the Ninth Doctor – Christopher Eccleston. I have both great and horrible memories about him. He was my first Doctor, and I loved it back then, but once he regenerated into David Tennant, he was quickly forgotten. The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors were the best!
Martin Riggs – Lethal Weapon
After all that drama behind the scenes of season 1, Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans were still not able to get along. Clayne had to go, unfortunately. Many fans were mad about the decision to cut out the titular “lethal weapon” from the show, but once Sean William Scott replaced Clayne the public loved him! Sadly, the love didn’t last long, as the show was cancelled after 2 seasons due to Damon Wayans’ decision to quit. No Riggs, no Mutaugh… then what’s the point?