Monday, August 15, 2011

The TV Edition (Originally posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011)

As some of you know I watched a lot of TV during the season.  At any given time my DVR is overflowing and I have shows on most days of the week.  As summer sets in and my DVR is now close to empty I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the 2010-2011 season and share my thoughts and hand out some awards.  So here goes:

I had six shows that I watched on a regular basis cancelled. Five of them were new ones and one old one.  The one I will miss the most is The Event.  I thought it showed promise and it had me hooked. It also did not tie up the loose ends and that always bothers me.  The Chicago Code was also very good but it ended the season with everything wrapped up so I can live with that.  The Defenders was a great "treadmill" show and I am sad to see it go as well.

In addition to the five new shows that were cancelled I had five new shows that will be returning next year.  My favorite of the bunch would be Blue Bloods.  I was late starting to watch it but once I started I really liked it.  Second would be Harry's Law. 

Five comedies are on my list.  It is hard to pick a favorite because all of them were really good this year.  Most weeks it was Modern Family that made me laugh the most.  If not that one then The Big Bang Theory did.  I loved Cougar Town because well I am Jules.  And Raising Hope was a great new addition.  I will have to say this season's HIMYM made cry more than laugh but it was still good.  I tried several new comedies this year but none of them stuck except for Raising Hope. I also stopped watching Two and a Half Men this year having grown tired of the same old shtick.

Hands down the best season finale was Castle.  It was full of surprises and suspense and ended with a bang.  I thought Bones was a little off this year. Glee had its ups and downs but the "Funereal" episode was the best episode of any show this season.  House was uneven as well.  Parenthood wins for the show I most lost interest in.  I am not sure why.  I didn't tape the last three episodes and I haven't gone looking for them. 

The Walking Dead and The Killing were the two best non-network shows I watched.  I highly recommend them both.

Which leads me to my favorite show of the season....The Good Wife.  It consistently was excellent.  The writing is great, the actors are great, and the storylines keep me interested.  The last few episodes were off the chart good and it ended the season well.  If you are not watching I urge you to catch up on it over the summer.  You will not be disappointed!

Feel free to share your thoughts of the last year's season:)

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