Many people find it hard to imagine their lives without TV shows. But even those who are not particularly fond of them will not be able to stay away from a discussion about the end of Game of Thrones or the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Some series are very short, while others run for years. We then enjoy watching the evolution of the characters and living with them their misfortunes and their successes.

Of course, apart from the personality, the physical appearance of the protagonists also evolves with time. Today, we’ll zoom on these transformations and offers you to discover how our favorite characters have changed between the first episode of the show and the last one.

Phillip Gallagher – Shameless

The American adaptation of the British series of the same name was created in 2011. It follows the difficult life of a large family living in the southern suburbs of Chicago. The project was very well received by critics, and this is not surprising: the performance of the actors and the film crew deserves favorable reviews. As for Jeremy Allen White’s character, over the years, this wily boy wonder becomes a serious man.

Ian Gallagher – Shameless

If you didn’t follow the show to the end and don’t know what happens to one of Shameless’ most controversial characters, we’re happy to fill in that gap. He eventually overcomes health issues and rebuilds his love life. In the latest episode, Ian even mentions that he would like to have children.

Caroline Forbes – Vampire Diaries

The series about vampires, werewolves and witches who inhabit the small town of Mystic Falls, aired from 2009 to 2017. During that time, we’ve seen many characters go through transformations and Caroline is no exception. At the end of the eighth season, she marries Stefan (Who knew?) and opens a school for gifted children.

Gabrielle – Xena the Warrior

We followed the adventures of the heroes of Xena, the warrior princess from 1995 to 2001. Over the course of 134 episodes, Gabrielle evolves from a naive and innocent girl to a firm and determined woman who remains just as kind and brave. In the last episode, Gabrielle appears as a warrior ready to follow in her mentor’s footsteps.

Hercules – Hercules

Kevin Sorbo has masterfully embodied on screen the hero of ancient myths and legends, the demigod Hercules. For more than a hundred episodes, he was able to show the different facets of his character and gained recognition and international fame. The series also has a spin-off called Hercules vs Ares, starring Ryan Gosling.

Lolaus – Hercules

Iolas, Hercules’ best friend and companion, was played in the series by Michael Hurst (who also directed a few episodes himself). The image of his character, like that of Hercules, is inspired by the stories of the hero of Greek mythology.

Cristina Yang – Grey’s Anatomy

The first episodes of Grey’s Anatomy were released in 2005. Over the course of the 16-year run of the show, the actors and their characters have changed in many ways. For example, Cristina Yang, played by Sandra Oh, is wise and often cold in the beginning, but becomes more empathetic and romantic toward the end. At the same time, she retains qualities such as common sense, self-confidence and wit.

Lisa Cuddy – Dr. House

The reserved director of Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, where Dr. House works, has delighted viewers for seven of eight seasons. At the end of the seventh season, House smashes through a wall in Cuddy’s house with her car. She realizes she can’t take it anymore and quits her job.

Hank Moody and Karen van der Beek – Californication

The story of the charmer Hank Moody had a happy ending. In the final episode of the last season, his already grown daughter plans to get married, while he tries to save his relationship with Karen. He succeeds. He gets on the same plane as his beloved and persuades her not to throw in the towel and to give herself another chance.

Ragnar Lothbrok – Vikings

In the series, Travis Fimmel played the legendary Danish Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, the father of the founder of the Swedish royal dynasty Munsö. Just as in the legends, his character had a difficult rise from a Norse peasant to king and commander of a great army.