A bitter little bald man with a chip on his shoulder, George Costanza is a man constantly at war with the world. His peculiarities, outbursts, and unique set of core values make him one of the greatest sitcom characters of all time.
Seinfeld is famously a show with an ethos of no hugging or learning, with majorly maladjusted main characters. Constanza’s genius lies in his relatability - at some point or another, like it or not, we’ve all been George Costanza. He may go about things the wrong way more often than not, but most of the time we can see where George is coming from.
He is a seeker of justice, a man of principles, even if they’re more often than not pretty warped and self serving. That unshakable sense of right and wrong has led him to commit some pretty dreadful deeds over the show’s nine year run.
But as we’ll see, it’s rarely George’s fault. The cruel world conspires against the likes of George Costanza, and he reacts accordingly. His behaviour may be reprehensible, but if you look at it in a certain, self serving way, his heart is in the right place.