We Compared 10 Iconic Characters From 1990-2000s Series in Their First and Last Episodes

It was back in 1946 when the first series appeared on-screen. Today they take a huge and very important role in modern cinematography. Also, series have found their place in our hearts because some of them last for years, we get used to our favorite characters, and we feel as if they are our close friends whom we know everything about.

We at Bright Side don’t mind spending an evening binge-watching our favorite TV show with a bowl of popcorn. But today we have a different task — we’ve decided to find out how the characters of iconic series changed starting from their first episode to their final appearance on-screen. After all, we see them so often that we simply might not notice the changes until we look at the photos.

Dr. Perry Cox — Scrubs

The Scrubs series was on from 2001 to 2010. All the main characters of the flick have a direct relation to medicine apart from one — the janitor. By the way, initially, it was he who first auditioned for the role of doctor Cox. Also, have you ever noticed that the x-ray image in the title sequence is hanging incorrectly? It shows the heart on the right side, while the liver is on the left.

Kelly Taylor — Beverly Hills, 90210

It’s hard to believe that there is anyone who didn’t watch this iconic series in the 1990s. Perhaps none of us has seen the final episode, but many of us remember the beginning and the middle of the series. For those who don’t remember or don’t know it or who still worry about the main character, spoiler alert, we are going to tell you how it all went: at the end of season 8, Kelly and Brandon broke up and she started a new affair with Dylan.

Donna Martin — Beverly Hills, 90210

Everything turned out to be perfect in Donna’s life. She married David and made her long-cherished dream come true — she opened a trendy clothing boutique together with Kelly.

Monica Geller — Friends

The Friends series got recognition and people’s love and is rightfully considered one of the most popular television shows of all time. Even those who didn’t see a single episode, know the characters and their storylines almost by heart.

Initially, producers planned to give the role of Rachel to Courteney Cox, while Jennifer Aniston was supposed to play Monica. But the actresses refused to play these roles and eventually, Courtney played Monica, while Aniston played Rachel.

Penny — The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory was shot from 2007 to 2019 and, in total, there were 279 episodes released during 12 seasons. Therefore, this series that is loved by so many people became the longest sitcom in the history of television. Within 12 years, the characters matured, changed, and found their happiness: Sheldon got the Nobel Prize, while Leonard and Penny are expecting a baby.

Susan Mayer — Desperate Housewives

The show about the lives of 4 housewives from Wisteria Lane got 3 Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award 38 times (having won 7 of them). In 2007, the show was recognized as one of the most successful TV series in the world, which has an audience of more than 120 million viewers. And who is your favorite desperate housewife?

Willie Tanner — ALF

At what age did you learn that ALF is an acronym for Alien Life Form? This series, loved both by adults and kids, was first released in 1986 and was showed in 80 countries around the world. The doll depicting ALF was navigated by the creator of the series Paul Fusco.

Xena — Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena first appeared in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys series and turned out to be such a dynamic and interesting character that it was decided to make a separate show about her. We were all were enjoying the adventures of the female warrior from 1999 to 2009. It was then planned to restart the series once again in 2015, but the project was canceled.

Piper Halliwell — Charmed

The series about 3 witch-sisters, Prue, Phoebe, and Piper who were fighting with evil was on from 1998 to 2006. It was loved by the audience not only because of the magic and miracles shown in the storyline, but also because the producers made the focus on family values. Starting in 2018, the show got a new remake, which now has 3 seasons (the 4th is about to be released).

Dean Winchester — Supernatural

The famous series about the Winchester brothers has 15 seasons that were broadcast on TV over 15 years — from 2005 to 2020. During this time the show not only built up a tremendous amount of fans but numerous spin-offs as well. Also, a series of books and comics were released based on its motives.

What series did you like to watch in the 1990s-2000s?

Preview photo credit Beverly Hills, 90210 / CBS
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