Here it is again – another one of those lists which eventually crop up at the end of each year. This time, this is a list of the best TV shows that we had in the past year. This list was compiled by the people at The Connecticut Post and I do have to disagree with some items so I am merely noting down the ones I think should really be part of anyone’s list. Call me biased but here they are.
“Lost,” ABC: The wildest, most daring drama on broadcast TV continued to go for broke in its fourth season, bringing us time travel, the relocation of the island and a bunch of other nutty stuff. I don’t always know what’s going on on “Lost,” but the writing is so consistently smart and surprising that I always want more. Bonus: Michael Emerson’s pitch-perfect work as Ben Linus, TV’s best villain.
This only made number 5 on their list. Not a bad choice, don’t you think?
“30 Rock,” NBC: Though this was the year of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” her NBC sitcom about the nutty goings on at a sketch comedy show was also worthy of praise. The series struggled a bit after returning from the strike hiatus, but last season’s finale was great, as were several of this season’s episodes. My favorite was “Reunion,” in which we find out that Fey’s character, Liz, was evil in high school. The episode also gave us the line “I want to go to there,” now in competition with “I can see Russia from my house” for the best Fey line of the year.
30 Rock at number 7? Whoa…there’s something wrong here. I thought it should be at a higher place!
“Dexter,” Showtime: A lot of people disliked the third season of this drama about lovable serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), and I agree that this season wasn’t as good as the past two. But I’m putting it on the list for Hall’s always excellent work as Dexter, and Jimmy Smits’ fantastic performance as an assistant district attorney with a dark streak.
This was their last choice. Bad choice. Dexter should have been in the top 3 in my book.
What’s your opinion?