If TV characters are our friends, then new seasons are like starting a new school year. Sure, mostly you're excited to see your old faves, but there's also the anticipation about the new faces in the crowd. Will that hottie become your number one crush? Is the aloof girl in the corner destined to become your bestie?
As we head into the end of the year, we thought it was time to take a moment and celebrate the new TV characters — both from new and returning shows — who stole our hearts in 2013.
Click through this gallery to see our picks for the best new characters of 2013, and then sound off with your choices in the comments below!
Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+! ;