Trauma Unit: TV's Leading Luckless Ladies

If these characters didn't have bad luck, they wouldn't have any luck at all
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2008 9:16 AM CDT
Trauma Unit: TV's Leading Luckless Ladies
"Hate Is Safer Than Love" -- (l-r) Hilarie Burton as Peyton and Chad Michael Murray as Lucas are shown in the One Tree Hill episode "Hate is Safer Than Love" on The CW network.    (Fred Norris, The CW ©2008)

As a cokehead-dating addict who, among other things, got shot by carjackers, burned in a house fire, and suffered amnesia, Kelly Taylor of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is the gold standard of TV victims. Employing the misery-measuring "Kellyness" scale, Radar rates prime time's most luckless ladies.

  1. Meredith Grey, "Grey's Anatomy": Abandoned by her alcoholic father, cursed by a suicidal and Alzheimer's-riddled mother, Grey's loving stepmom died while in her care. Kellyness: 8

  1. Peyton Sawyer, "One Tree Hill": Dead parents? You bet! Wounded during a school massacre and stalked by a faux half-brother, Sawyer also had to share scenes with Kevin Federline. Kellyness: 9
  2. Kate Austen, "Lost": Held hostage, imprisoned in a bamboo cage; Austen's mom tried to have her arrested for blowing up dad. Kellyness: 5
Click the link below to see the complete list. (Read more network television stories.)

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