The Best TV Bosses of All Time – Happy Bosses Day


Whether it be workplace comedies or suspenseful crime dramas that we come home to watch to forget about our own real-life work drama , like us, our favorite television characters have to make a living somehow. And they have to deal with an employer of some kind. Or maybe they are the employer. Whatever the case may be, it makes for great television and keeps us coming back for more. They either make you wish you worked for them or they make you appreciate the boss you have. So, who are the best TV bosses today? Here are just a few.

Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock, BBC)

Consulting Detective

He might be a smug know-it-all who gets bored easily and rejoices with each new horrifying case, but deep down he really does care. For someone like Sherlock, it could not have been easy to admit he trusts another person, as was the case when he admits this to Molly. But he did, and all to save the lives of those that mean the most to him. Who wouldn’t want a boss who would risk their own life for you? I believe in Sherlock!

Dr. Mindy Lahiri (The Mindy Project)


Though Dr. Mindy Lahiri shares her practice with two other doctors, she is definitely the “fun” boss. She throws awesome work parties and is always ready to talk about the latest reality shows or celebrity scandals. But, despite that she is also an amazing doctor who will go above and beyond for her patients. She may be a mess sometimes when it comes to her personal life, but you could definitely count on her being an understanding boss when your own life takes a tumble. And if she could get “heartbreak” days off from work to catch on, that would be great.

Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Director, Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department

Oh, Ron. He talks a tough talk and walks a mean walk, but deep down inside he’s a big softie. Some of our favorite Ron Swanson moments are those where his softer side come out. As a boss, he will tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it, even if you don’t want to hear it. He doesn’t like people, talking to them or helping them. But, when it comes to his employees and workmates, he will jump in when it’s necessary and he doesn’t want a big deal made out of it. When he sees potential, he nourishes it, in his own way. But he’ll deny caring and call you by the wrong name if that ever happens.

Karen Vick (Psych)

Chief, Santa Barbara Police Department

With the patience and strength that you would expect from a mother and perhaps also a zookeeper, that is what Chief Vick displays and needs as Chief over the police department that regulary works with Shawn Spencer. She constantly has to deal with the childish antics of both Shawn and Gus, not to mention keeping detectives Carlton Lassiter and Juliet O’Hara in check. But she does so in such a way that allows this unlikely team to pull together and catch the bad guys and get the job done everytime, and that makes a great boss. Please come back, Chief Vick!

Those are just a few of the best TV bosses onscreen today. What about you? Who would you like as a boss in real life?

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