I like Ari a lot and she was 2009.
I also agree, I like Chad and I hope they give him more material and don’t let him fall now that the Mia SL is over.
I have to say out of all the years, this year is the best for new characters. they have done a very good job of developing new characters in the last 1 1/2 years. I especially like Rafe, but he was end of 2008. Brady was also a good recast, but again he was end of 2008. Took me a little bit to figure out when he was on air, but it was around the same time as Rafe. I remember Rafe, because of witness protection and getting the Penguins around Christmas time.