Saluting TV’s best
American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen is a mall rocker chick with a heart of gold. She couldnt sing like Melinda or dance like Blake, and she didnt have Sanjayas media presence, but when she got kicked off the show before Haley Scarnato and Phil Stacey, at least some corners of Idol nation went into shock, and then mourning. (Michael Becker / AP)
As the 2006-2007 television season came to a close this week and as the Emmys loom, we take a look at the television characters who quietly charmed us this year without ever quite achieving cult status. These are the side characters who make a show sparkle, but don’t land on the cover of TV Guide or Entertainment Weekly: TV’s unsung heroes.
We asked critics and friends in and out of the LA Times to tell us which side character gives their favorite TV shows that extra dose of hilarity, or heart, or in some cases, darkness.
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