The Evilest One-Percenters on TV

More

Television was skewering the rich long before the Occupy movement showed up

[optional image description]
Fox/AMC/HBO/

This year's break-out primetime soap Revenge is yet another testament to our fascination with the rich and awful, in this case the Graysons -- the family Emily Thorne (who is really Amanda Clarke) believes to be responsible for her father's death. With the season finale shown earlier this week, we've spent enough time in the Hamptons this year to know the scope of their power leaves nothing out of the realm of possibility. If you're a Grayson and you want something done, it generally happens. Which of course got us thinking about the history of awful rich people on TV, villainous one-percenters from the lovably conniving to the plain awful. Look below to our roundup of the most indelible characters.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In