Marty OWNS! ;D He was my favourite from the beginning! I just adore Joris , I talk to him at myspace, he's cute but ..he always makes a big deal out of little things. Like Essie too..I think it would be better for marty to stick with Essie, because they are both too negative sometimes and they both want to hide their feelings with their humor and "badass image" . So..yeah..that's it. But Marty is the best of the best, crème de la crème, the one who don't make the show like a sope opera or anything so dramaticly and as marty would have said by himself "dead seriously" ^^
Murdoch, definitely. I have to appreciate that he can write in a straight line on unlined paper, and that he uses an ink well. (Seriously, I love them.) Of course, I have other, actual reasons. He does as good a job as possible keeping both schools running smoothly, and has to make some tough calls. Murdoch's also cool with the Elders, which seems like a pretty good position to me.
I don't think he was as developed as he could have been, though. It was focused more on the vampires (logically, but still) than many of the other characters. He got more than others, I'll admit. I suppose that's another thing I would have liked to have seen if they made a second season.
I love Merrill because she's not like every vampire. She longs to be human thats why she adapts to the program. She's shy and quietly in love with someone who doesnt respond. I totally relate to her. I also love Marty because his character evolved through out the series. But I really love the idea of Drew and Merrill together.
I must admit I like all the characters, but I do like the character of Dr Murdoch quite mistifying that they tell us so little about him and the more I see of the series the more I want to know about him.