Erica Kane, J.R. Ewing and Barnabas Collins Among TV Guide's 60 Nastiest TV Villains
Who are the 60 Greatest TV Villains of All-Time? TV Guide Magazine's Bruce Fretts and Matt Roush listed their picks for the dubious distinctions in the March 25-April 7 issue of the magazine.
It should come as no surprise that many suds evil-doers made the cut, including Dallas' late, great J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) at No.1; Dynasty devil Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) at No. 7 and Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) at No. 8.
After the Top 10, the remaining TV nasty pants were listed in alphabetical order. Soap characters among the ranking were: Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) from Revenge; Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) from All My Children; O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran) from Downton Abbey; Alan Spaulding (Ron Raines et al.) from Guiding Light and Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) from Melrose Place.
No Angela Channing (the late Jane Wyman) from Falcon Crest? Between this and PBS leaving FC off their primetime soap special, my favorite Tuscany Valley wine peddlers can't seem to get any retro love these days!