2015 TV characters we loved, hated and loved to hate

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Between highly-anticipated returns of beloved shows like "Game of Thrones," "Empire" and "How to Get Away With Murder," as well as critically-acclaimed new shows like "Master of None" and "Mr. Robot," TV lovers had a whirlwind of a year.

And with great TV comes a slew of good, bad and so-bad-they're-good characters. We've rounded up some of our favorite -- and least favorite -- 2015 roles.

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LOVE: DEV SHAH, "MASTER OF NONE" 

Aziz Ansari whipped up the most relatable 20-something character on TV with his role in the highly-acclaimed Netflix show, "Master of None." We were right there with him, from bad first dates to dealing with his first-generation parents and everything inbetween. 

(Photo: Netflix)

HATE -- LUCIOUS LYON, "EMPIRE"

Between being a miserable homophobe, racist and pitting his three sons against each other, Lucious Lyon is arguably the worst father in the fictional world -- and it doesn't stop there. He also cheated on his fiancé, sabotaged scores of business partners and killed his best buddy without batting an eye. 

(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

LOVE TO HATE: THE ENTIRE CAST, "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER"

All characters' redeeming qualities were buried with the scores of corpses on the show this season -- even poor Bonnie fell from grace -- and yet, we're still tuning in every Thursday to see what Annalise Keating and gang cook up next. 

(Tony Rivetti/ABC via Getty Images)

LOVE: ELLIOT ALDERSON, "MR. ROBOT" 

We'd probably be a bit spooked to meet Elliot in person -- he's no people person. But we're totally enthralled to follow the vigilante hacker through the twists and turns of the show's wild plotline. It's really no wonder Malek raked in awards show nods this winter. 

(Photo: USA Network)

HATE: KILGRAVE, "MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES" 

An oblivious rapist, unforgiving murderer and ragiing narcissist -- need we say more?

(Photo: Netflix)

LOVE: ALBA VILLANUEVA AKA ABUELA, "JANE THE VIRGIN" 

Nearly everyone on "Jane The Virgin" is totally lovable, but Alba really does it for us with her solid advice for Jane and character ... She even makes her citizenship woes absolutely adorable!

(Photo: The CW)

HATE: PIPER, "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK"

Poor Piper's popularity took a hit when her personality took a turn for the worse on "OITNB," and she started sabotaging scores of fellow inmates. Sorry, Piper, you'll need to make a serious sacrifice to get back in our good graces. 

( Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/Netflix)

LOVE: TITUS ANDROMEDON, "UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT" 

It's been months, but we're still belting "Pinot Noir" in the shower. 

(Photo: Netflix)

HATE: RAMSAY BOLTON, "GAME OF THRONES" 

Where to begin? We can't wait for this sociopath to get the brutal "GoT" death he deserves á la Joffrey Baratheon. 

(Photo: HBO)

LOVE TO HATE: SELINA MEYER, "VEEP" 

We're sure it's much easier watching Selina Meyer in action than working with her. While we recognize her total neuroticism, questionable parenting skills and selfishness, the "Veep" consistently has us laughing out loud. 

(Photo: HBO)

LOVE: ILANA WEXLER & ABBI ABRAMS, "BROAD CITY" 

When are we getting our guest spot on "Broad City?" We would give anything to hang out with this dynamic duo for a day, but for now, we'll just tune in on Comedy Central. 

(Photo: Comedy Central)

HATE: PABLO ESCOBAR, "NARCOS" 

Wagner Moura expertly portrays the never-satisfied druglord, Pablo Escobar, in the new Netflix original "Narcos," sparking deep-seeded anger and frustration toward the kingpin in all audiences. 

(Photo: Netflix)

LOVE TO HATE: CERSEI LANNISTER, "GAME OF THRONES" 

Just one season ago, there was no love lost between us and Cersei Lannister, but this season, we began to respect her cunning, albeit atrocious, acts. And of course, her vulnerable "walk of shame" had us feeling a touch of sympathy. 

(Photo courtesy of HBO)

LOVE: COOKIE LYON, "EMPIRE"

Arguably the only reason we're still watching "Empire" after a lackluster season, Cookie Lyon is #goals exemplified. The matriarch of the conflict-ridden Lyon family serves up the best one-liners and a sprinkle of reason the show desperately needs. 

(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

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