Well, it’s about that time of the year when critics and bloggers alike start releasing their top ten lists. Since I write a blog that proudly represents both TV and movies, even though I’ve hardly written any TV related posts the past few months, I decided to make my own list. Now before I present it, I’d like to say a few words.
First off, I cannot watch every single television show. In fact, a few of the shows on my list I didn’t see every episode to the year. So if you think I unfairly excluded something, it may be because I haven’t seen it.
Also, I may have to add why Game of Thrones is not on the list. The reason is that I haven’t seen enough of the series to put it on, which is kind of unfair, but I have to put the rest of the shows on a singular basis.
Here are my picks below:
Archer has taken the reigns from South Park as TV’s best animated series. Funny, foul, rude, and crude, this spy spoof just keeps on getting better.
If NBC gave Community a fall season, this might be higher on the list but no matter. Community is undoubtedly the most creative and original show currently playing on television. Despite facing many problems on the set this year with creator Dan Harmon getting fired and Chevy Chase leaving the show, I have high hopes for the new season.
Justified being ignored at the Emmys this year was just so… unjustified. One of the best shows on television and certainly one of the most underrated.
Sadly, Sherlock won’t be returning to TV for a while now, maybe not until 2014. But the show’s epic conclusion will have me waiting impatiently for the new episodes to come.
6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart/The Colbert Report
The Daily Show and Colbert Report will always have spots on my top 10 lists, and in an election year they amp up the satire. I’ve had more laughs on Comedy Central’s pair of news shows than I’ve had on most sitcoms on TV. Combined.
5. Mad Men
While it wasn’t Mad Men‘s strongest season, it still is a powerhouse and Matt Weiner’s drama proves to be one of the most consistent shows on television.
Louie, like Archer, is very rude, foul, crude, and also dead-on hilarious. But it also is one of the most perceptive shows on television, even a drama on certain respects. Louis C. K. would get my vote as the best comedian working right now hands down.
Last year’s best new show amped up this season and became even better. Great performances and screenwriting make Homeland one of the best shows on television.
2. Parks and Recreation
Parks and Rec broke even more bounds this year, with its hilarious guest appearance by Paul Rudd and Leslie’s campaign for councilman. No sitcom today has really been able to do what Parks has.
1. Breaking Bad
There was no doubt in my mind what my number one choice would be. Breaking Bad is easily TV’s best show currently and I think now is also one of the best of all time. It just keeps getting better and better each season, with some of the finest writing and best acting in history. Vince Gilligan’s gem of a series will end next year, but Breaking Bad will live on.
Honorable Mention: Game Change
Later this year, I’ll put out my 10 worst shows. Anyway, comment below.