A while back, Bob Ducca and I had a series of threads/polls about the characters on HBO’s The Wire. If one were to do a similar listing and analysis of the characters on some other show(s), which ones would be the best bet to have the most identifiable and memorable characters?
Candidates among shows I have watched enough to be familiar with:
Sons of Anarchy
So many long-running and popular shows have a limited number of main characters and an almost endless list of guest stars and cameo type appearances of people who rarely make it back more than one or two other episodes.
The shows I would like to focus on are those with large casts of memorable and recurring characters who have helped establish or enhance the careers of the actors portraying them.
Which shows qualify for that in your thinking?