Netflix’s Sex Education season 4 will be losing some familiar faces, signaling it may be time to end the series and the time the students have spent at Moordale Secondary School. The main cast, including Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, and Ncuti Gatwa, are fitting for their roles and quickly became fan favorites. Audiences grow attached to shows when the cast really fits the characters they are portraying.
Characters must have believable personalities and chemistry with one another. Reddit users have strong opinions on television shows that have the perfect cast. With fitting quirks, looks, and charm, the actors embody their respective characters in such a way that audiences cannot picture anyone else.
10 Band Of Brothers
World War II miniseries Band of Brothers follows “Easy” Company from jump training through landing in Normandy. Fans, including BigOleJellyDonut, are adamant that the cast perfectly reflects the real-life soldiers portrayed in the series. With Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, and David Schwimmer, the Band of Brothers characters are emotional during a tense period.
It’s apparent the actors took their roles seriously. They play off each other’s personalities and reactions to make the audience feel as though they actually went through training and war together. It feels like a real brotherhood. Friends fans will also feel at home thanks to the neurotic pettiness Schwimmer brings to his role as the vindictive Captain Sobel.
9 The Wire
The Wire presents Baltimore City at the center of the drug battle versus law enforcement and city government. Despite the large cast, Jimmy McNulty is the main protagonist with Dominic West portraying the boozy cop who has issues with authority. West brings a certain charm to the role that falls into police stereotypes.
Fans like Infinit_Jests think the actors fit their roles so well that it’s reasonable some fictional characters have drawn comparisons to real political figures. Tommy Carcetti is a politician portrayed by Aiden Gillen who seems as if he studied videos of the former Mayor of Baltimore, Martin O’Malley. Creator David Simon reportedly stated the character is not supposed to be the politician (per The Baltimore Sun). Still, Gillen portrays a powerful leader so well and with more than a passing resemblance.
Broadchurch follows two detectives (David Tenant and Olivia Colman) as they solve the murder of an 11-year-old boy. As the series continues, the audience sees the fallout from the murder and the duo solving a rape case. Reddit user Levxathan1 thinks the casting perfectlyfits the roles. Though plenty of fans cannot picture Tenant in anything other than Doctor Who, he’s a versatile actor, and it shows. His character, Alex Hardy, is haunted by his past and it’s seen on Tenant’s face.
Tenant gives an amazing, raw performance alongside Colman who portrays emotional detective, Ellie Miller, who has a personal relationship with the murdered boy. Audiences watch her develop as a detective and become more confident in her ability without being overly compassionate. Audiences grow attached to the detectives and want to see them succeed.
7 The Flash
As a spin-off from Arrow, Barry Allen continues fighting crime in The Flash. Superhero fans like Humble_Drama6891 enjoy Grant Gustin in the titular role. It’s evident from his performance that Gustin did his homework on the superhero. He told Access Hollywood he read as many comic books as possible to prepare to play the Flash. Taking cues from the comics, his performance brings the fictional character to life.
Additionally, Candace Patton is a well-developed portrayal of Iris West-Allen. Though the character appears differently in the comics, the series began acknowledging her race and upgrading her to hero instead of Barry’s sidekick love interest. Patton is pleased with Iris’ evolution, telling TV Guide, “I think it’s hard for them to relate or understand or see why it’s important to me as a Black woman.”
Seinfeld brings together Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jason Alexander for comedy gold. The cast is equally funny with contrasting, believable personalities that happen to find themselves in questionable situations. Seinfeld can take something as mundane as being unable to find a car in a parking garage and turns it into a 20-minute comedy.
The series has Reddit user Jedibri81’s vote for the perfect cast. Richards embodies the zany, eccentric neighbor so much that it’s difficult to imagine any other actor. Louis-Dreyfus’ dancing ability surely won her the role of Elaine and Alexander brings out George’s best insecurities and laziness. Seinfeld is one series that would be impossible to remake without the original cast.
Though it only lasted for one season back in 2002, Firefly lives on in the hearts of fans like Scaith71. With an ensemble cast following the crew of spaceship Serenity, the series made an impression. Nathan Fillion stars as Mal, the owner and captain of the ship who brings coolness to the role. He’s cunning but has a moral code. Fillion’s presence as a leader is noticeable throughout each episode; he never blends into the background.
Gina Torres stars as Zoe Alleyne Washburne, the second-in-command on the ship, and Torres brings a feminine strength to the role. She’s a strong fighter yet calm in tense situations. Her husband, “Wash” played by Alan Tudyk, is sweet and tries to joke in serious moments. Tudyk is a charming actor, and it shows through his character.
4 The Boys
Fans like kingdaddyXP cannot imagine the vigilantes and supes of The Boys being played by anyone else. Jack Quaid makes for a lovable Hughie Campbell: occasionally awkward, but always the good guy. Karl Urban personifies Billy Butcher through his pure rage, potty mouth, and hatred for supes. Mix in Laz Alonso and Tomer Capone as M.M. and Frenchie, respectively, and the vigilantes are an odd, yet unstoppable mix.
The supes also provide amazing performances in the series. Anthony Starr is a scary Homelander with one flash of his unnerving smile and wrath-filled eyes. With Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Dominique McElligott, and Chace Crawford, the Seven are such differing personalities that fans have fallen in love with.
3 Game Of Thrones
While Game of Thrones has an all-star cast including Emilie Clarke, Kit Harrington, and Richard Madden to name a few, for fans like SniffCheck, the Lannisters are the perfect bunch. Lena Headey as Cersei is ruthless and willing to betray anyone. Headey’s remarkable resting stare will burn holes through the innocent. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime evolves through the series from arrogant to caring. The actor is able to appear dominant yet caring with the change of his voice.
Rounding out the Lannister siblings is Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, the most intelligent of the three with impressive political prowess. He spends much of the series proving his worth to those around him, but audiences recognize his power from the beginning as Dinklage is a commanding force in every scene.
2 Stranger Things
Having an extensive ensemble cast, fans like SteakPsychological74 couldn’t imagine Stranger Things without the current cast. Winona Ryder brings her quirkiness to Joyce Byers contrasting the confident and strong David Harbour as Jim Hopper. As the unappointed babysitter of the gaggle of kids, Joe Keery is a hilarious Steve Harrington. Keery has a presence that conveys Steve is annoyed he’s always with the kids, yet secretly loves being the one in charge.
The newest season finds Caleb Mclaughlin as Lucas and Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield as standout stars. They bring emotion to the characters that evoke the same feelings from the audience and has them wondering what Stranger Things characters will survive next season. Fans still want to see a return of Eddie Munson as Joseph Quinn brought lovable energy to the outcast rocker.
1 The Office
Following the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, The Office has an exceptional cast according to fans like TheMostH1GH. With such differing personalities, it’s difficult to pinpoint the actors’ standout qualities. Steve Carell will never be able to shake the image of the adorable goofy Michael Scott. His earnest and endearing portrayal as if he’s playing himself.
Rainn Wilson brings the nerdiness to a new level as Dwight Schrute without being over-the-top. He develops Dwight’s backstory to make every single quirk seem believable. His rival in Jim Halpert is a hilarious mix. John Krasinski expresses emotions on his face without saying a word, adding to his charm. With support from Brian Baumgartner as Kevin and Leslie David Baker as Stanley and the entire office is a hilarious cast of unique characters.
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