At the end of the year comes the inevitable list of the best and the worst — although that’s often the subject of debate. For example, the Nielsen’s list we previously featured proved the pull of American Idol, but for every diehard Simon Cowell fan is someone who thinks that the show is all hype, no talent. (Unfortunately, contestants like Sanjaya gives them ample evidence that America doesn’t always vote for the best singer.) Then there are the critically acclaimed shows that don’t get a lot of hype — like Planet Earth — and the experimental dramas like Big Love, which you either love, or hate.
Check out this top ten list of the best and worst of TV, with images. Then, make your own — and pray that 2008, writer’s strike notwithstanding, will bring its own new hits.