Happy Friday, everybody, and time for another installment of Ask Alan. This week, I was able to squeeze in four questions, starting with the flipside to another recent topic: characters who once ruined shows for me, but that I came to love. After that, we talk about other famous series finales that "The Good Wife" could model its end after, the difficulty of finding quality drama safe for the whole family to watch, and whether anyone might come and rescue "Manhattan" after WGN canceled it.

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Thanks as always for the questions, and keep them coming to askalan@hitfix.com.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com