TV's Most Stressed Characters

Today, the U.K. is celebrating National Stress Awareness Day. But if you're feeling like the most stressed creature on the planet lately, TV characters can put that all in perspective.

Have work woes left you crying from your mouth? Has misplacing a certain item left you screaming in rage — in public? If not, you're at least a little more calm than these TV characters. Some are naturally anxious people. Others have extreme stress that comes from extreme circumstances (covering up a murder, for instance). The super-stressed hero or heroine has become an important part of the modern sitcom. So let these characters' obviously frayed nerves remind you to take a moment for some calming, deep breaths.

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