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Best in 2011: TV

There is so much T.V. out there you would think this would be a hard category to choose… actually so much out there is actually crap this was so easy I basically built the categories around the few shows I love.

Best Comedy – Big Bang Theory
Best Crime/Drama – Person of Interest
Best Sci Fi/Action – Falling Skies
Best Show I Should Have Been Watching – The Walking Dead
Best Finale – The Rescue Me Finale

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Fall T.V.: Returning Favorites (Sitcom & Drama)

Keep in mind sometimes a favorite is not really a favorite, but one of those shows you watch because you can’t help yourself.  Don’t worry Jersey Shore did not make the list, and nor will it ever.

The Big Bang Theory

The mecca of prime time right now, hands down and don’t argue.

4 brilliant geeks live across from a hot chick with career problems.  Ok, only 2 of the geeks actually live there, but 2 spend enough time there that Sheldon should have them bound by the “Roommate Agreement.”  Some shows could just work no matter what changes they made, Seinfeld, Friends, Cosby, Law & Order, and X-Files to name a few.  This show is definitely up there, not that drastic changes have ever set in, but the relationship and break up of two main characters worked.  But in a season or two it would be great to see Sheldon lose his job (again) but this time end up working fast food or a convenience store to make ends meet.

If you are the small percentage of people who have yet to discover TBBT then you should definitely clear your schedule to make some time.  Right now there is only one show I don’t miss… could be two, but right now this is the only show on t.v. I need to see.

Rating A+++

Law & Order: SVU

So I hated the Det. Stabler character, all the other characters were great but his “holier then thou” and “do as I say, not as I do” attitude with some self-loathing in there was enough to make me rarely want to watch.  I am not holding his breath that he is gone and this show could go two ways.  If the two new detectives take the helm and lead the show there is about a 2% chance I continue to watch.  You can just see how the excitement leaves the room for either.  I am judging Kelly Giddish on one episode and Danny Pino on his performance on Cold Case.  It appears the Benson role is taking a step back, so maybe Fin could half pair with Olivia and Munch as the main investigators.  That I would watch, Ice-T and Richard Belzer carried that show in my opinion.

Dick Wolf has given us some great cops over the years with Lennie Briscoe, Bobby Goren, Ed Green and I would say Kevin Bernard but we barely got to know him.  Finn matches up as well as any of them.  Anyone who wants to put  John Munch in the list, he is not a L&O creation the character was taken from Homicide.

Rating with Ice-T in main role B-/A- (depending on partner)

Rating with Frik and Frak in the main slot F-

Two and a Half Men

Now let me first say this is one of those shows that could be in the middle of favs and can’t stop watching.  I hardly watched Season 7, then Season 8 kicked off and things were getting better until the Charlie Sheen turmoil took the show right off the air.  The decline of the show was giving Charlie a fiancée, the show was built around his whoring and acting like what we believe is his real life persona.  Now with his tragic train accident there is no return… ya right.  Anyways, this is not about what the show was, it is about what is on Monday Nights.  Well, unless you are watching the syndication and then I will just tell you that you’re in the wrong place.  Enough dribble, Ashton Kutcher is not bad.  I fully didn’t plan on liking him, but his miserable loser self with such Charlie potential is actually funny.  Let’s see how the show plays out.  But they need to work on Alan, 7 seasons of a complete loser mooch is getting repetitive, even George Costanza eventually got a job and his own place.

Rating C/C+


I couldn’t tell you, I stopped watching it in 2009 after it got even more repetitive then usual.  For 3 seasons the show was awesome, but only so often can someone come into the hospital with a ultrarare disease only to be saved by Dr. House.  Makes you think they should investigate N.J., because if that many rare diseases are finding their way to his hospital someone is poisoning the residents of the Garden State.

Rating D

Body of Proof

I could have actually put this in “new” because I did not even know about the show this year.  Sort of like a cross between CSI and Law & Order meets House.  A forensic doctor in a police lab has a keen eye for spotting minor details and a knack for interrogation and undercover work.  Sort of like 3 shows all cast into SuperCop.

Rating C+


I have to be honest, this is not really a Fall show, it has a winter and summer half seasons but it should be.  Right now the show is on mid-season break and will usually return in November or December.  This is a semi-P.I. show on TNT that follows a group of crooks turned Robin Hood.  They tend to run some elaborate con on a “bad guy” and take everything he has for a person done wrong.   The show excels when it just focuses on the week to week con.  Season 3 and their cat and mouse with Moreau a rival seemed to really take the show away from the Robin Hood aspect and make it more self-serving attention.  After Season 2 I would have said this was an A- show,  Season 3 brought it down to a C, and Season 4 has been great with the 6 or so episodes so far and clearly repairing any damage done.

Rating B+

Breakout Kings

Like Leverage, B.K. is not a true fall show.  The cable channels seem to do this so not to match up against network channels and big budget advertising.  The top shows on cable are great and could be up against the networks, but having an offseason fresh show is nice.

 Thanks for some great years Rescue Me

Dennis Leary did not start it, but Rescue Me sure did help drama on the cable channels.  And Breakout Kings is a solid show, I may not watch it or like it so much in the heat of battle with Fall t.v but the far from reality plot of cons leaving prison to catch fugitives is a bit wacky.  But the beauty of a series is the originality you can cook up.  Worth the look.

Rating C+

Melissa & Joey

Laugh go ahead.  Done?  Oh I’ll wait.  Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart are funny, this show is funny.  It would have tremendous ratings if guys could admit the like the show and give it a shot.  It’s light humor is a flashback to 80s-90s Family Prime Time shows like Full House, Cosby, Hogan Family, etc.  The show while nostalgic for today’s comedy is a good change of pace to the more sexualized and crude humor, don’t misread this, I like sex and vulgarity, but something different in the menu is always a treat.  For all the years of not liking Blossom I think Joey had me won over in 5 minutes, and MJH… well I always had a crush on that woman.

Rating A

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

This show has more ups and downs then a roller coaster.  For every really great episode there are 4 horrible ones and a mediocre.  To paraphrase Forrest Gump If tv is a box of chocolates this show has a lot of coconut fillings in the box and to few toffee.  If you like coconut, substitute it with something cause you still won’t like what they are selling.

When the show started Lucas said it would focus on the everyday person of the SW Universe, a clone trooper, a senator, maybe a minor jedi.  Well that didn’t last long because it is all about Anakin and at times Asoka and Obi Wan… sorry Lucas but we already know how Anakin’s story plays out, same with Obi Wan, why not give us something fresh because the suspense and intrigue is not there for a fate already written.

Rating C-

Falling Skies

I know, not a fall show, we have to wait till summer again, but I loved it so much I would share.  And this also gives you the chance to find the first season on FX reruns and catch up for next summer.

I thought I would be lost with the cancellation of V, then Steven Spielberg returned to glory, or should I say returned to form with Falling Skies.

Skipping right over the story of invasion that we have seen so many times and Spielberg himself has done himself he jumpped right into post recovery and revolution.  America and the world are fighting the invaders from extinction and enslavery and it is set on the grounds of the American Revolution… fitting.

The show does not showcase your typical invaders, in fact by seasons end we are not sure who our actual enemy is, including some of our own human race.  Great cast, fast paced and always leaving you with a question for next week.

There you have it.

BEST of 2010: Television Show Sitcom

There is no debate here:

The Big Bang Theory

This might not only be the best show of 2010, but the best sitcom of all time.  I can not remember ever enjoying 3o minutes each week so much.  The geek-geared humor and references make you feel like there is a faction of producers and writers that actually understand more than just cheap jokes.  Constantly taking aim at movies, video games and comics leaves 2 possible conclusions, these guys are doing their research or they were your average kid in high school.  The change of pace from the jock being the popular kid is great, in fact the jock is usually the but of the joke on BBT.

Jim Parson has neurotic and yet brilliant Sheldon Cooper down to a science… no pun intended.  Supporting characters Raj and Howard make the side humor absolutely side-splitting.  And Penny (aka Kaley Cuoco) is beyond words beautiful and as funny as any character on the show.

Who ever said TV doesn’t make you smarter?

TV Show of the Decade

Without a doubt it has to be Law & Order.  Funny though, for the early part of the decade I was whole-heartedly leaning towards Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and then the producers ruined the show by first never knowing when it would be on and secondly by jumbling the cast every other week.

Ever since Vincent D’onofrio took his lighter load they have added a second team to the list of which has included Chris Noth and more recently Jeff Goldblum, who I do like as a cinematic actor, but his part on CI is horrible; he plays a terrible cop this show has never been the same.  D’onofrio is still as great as ever, but the shows unpredictablity make trying to find an episode much to difficult, is it on USA or NBC?  When is the season?  You never seem to know, sometimes it’s just there.  Shame on the producers I say.

SVU has been a solid show, but I have to tell you I am not a fan of Chris Meloni’s character, the arrogant, self-centered and usually hypocritical detective really makes me want to shut the show off, or just cheer that one of his oft wounded segments becomes a fatality, as for the rest of the cast I love ’em.

But on to my pick, the Original.  Law & Order had a bit of soul-searching after Jerry Orbach left the show trying to find the right replacement for his character.  The first duo of Jessie Martin and Dennis Farina was not bad and kept me tuned in, but Martin’s pairs following were not quite meshing with his style.  After Martin’s departure I thought the show was done with but then they brought in comedian Anthony Anderson who plays anything but humorous and the show was kicked back into high gear.  Anderson was perfect because his comedy skill carry over well to give him a convincing cynical side that was lost with the departure and passing of Orbach.   The potential loss of S. Epatha Merkerson’s character to cancer who be a terrible hit, but like always this show seems to roll on.

Honorable Mentions:

First of, Big Bang Theory just came too late for me to pick it in good faith as the Best of the Decade.  But only 3 seasons in this is the one show I can not miss and reruns are nearly as enjoyable.

4 geeks + 1 Hot Chick = Funny

Sounds like a familiar formula to a boatload of 80’s movies, yes it does.  But done in a much different style.  The humor is not a crude and the geeks really have back up, their lines are written with assistance from a real physicist who gives their statements depth and reality.  Not that this give the show any scientific merit, but when the lines sound convincing it make it much more believable than gauging their “intelligence” based on glasses and a pocket protector.

The other shinning light is each characters’ nuance.  Sheldon is OCD to the point of ridiculous and his social skill leave nothing but milk squirting from my nose.  Howard is the womanizer who has no business anywhere near the opposite sex.  While Raj just can’t plain speak when women are present.  The only seemingly normal one of the bunch is Leonard who by comparison is 007 of the nerd world.

If this show popped up 2 or 3 seasons earlier into the decade I can bet it would have won out my pick

Other Honorable Mentions: House, Rescue Me, Mythbusters, NYPD Blue

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