As far as dramatic television series over the past let's say thirty years. Vic Mackey. (The Shield) Walter White. Breaking Bad (yes he is a drug dealer which makes him a bad guy) Stringer Bell ("the wire") Omar Little ("the wire") Cigarette smoking man (X-files) Jr Ewing. (Dallas). I know if you're under thirty you just went huh? but apparently this character was quite the cultural 80's icon. he was big when I was like 9 and Into Dukes of Hazard so I cant comment on him too much. I do remember it being a big deal when he got shot. Clay Morrow (sons of anarchy) Tony Soprano. (The Sopranos) Other. I know most will say Tony, or Walter white. But personally I've never been as captivated by a TV persona as I was with Detective Mackey (Omar little a close second) "The Shield" imo was cant miss. Add to the fact that it was based on an actual anti-crime unit within the LAPD Rampart division called "CRASH" made it even more real. Quick history LAPD's CRASH unit's were indicted on dozens of counts of planting evidence, murder, bank robbery, felonious assault, conduct unbecoming, and they were/are even implicated/suspected in the death of late rapper notorious BIG. If you've never seen the shield grab the series dvd's and enjoy. I'll try and get my boy Equus to put up a poll. Or any mod that would like to help thanks.