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Pretty Little Liars
Once Upon A Time
Hart of Dixie
So TELL ME everyone what were your favorite shows of this past year?!?!?
Awkward – What a nice surprise this gem from MTV was and a major development in their scripted television department. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS SHOW. It’s smartly written, well acted and completely relatable. Ashley Rickards is simply perfect as Jenna and I’ll never be able to say “You’re Welcome” again without thinking of Molly Tarlov’s Sadie who I love to hate SO MUCH. Though I’m not happy with how the love triangle ended at the end of this first season, I am sure Team Matty will be back with a vengeance in 2012.
Photo Source: MTV, NY Times
Revenge – I have become slowly obsessed with this show over the course of the fall season. The soapsy sudsy nature is so fun and addictive. And God did they leave us with quite the tease for the first episode of 2012. Watching the recently released first 10 minutes has made me more than anxious for January 4th to get here. While I didn’t initially think I could see Emily VanCamp pull off an evil role like this, she has definitely convinced me that I’d never want to get on her bad side. It also doesn’t hurt that Joshua Bowman is quite nice to look at every week. (Please writers don’t let that be him who actually died!).
Photo Source: The TV Chick, ABC
Happy Endings – When you follow a ridiculous amount of TV media on twitter, you tend to hear about shows that you might not have otherwise. Happy Endings is one of those. I regretfully haven’t seen the first season still but every single episode this fall has made me laugh out loud. Eliza Coupe is crazy hilarious as is Damon Wayans Jr. I’m also pretty sure Casey Wilson should be my best friend so it can be the year of Penny and Lauren and we can make vision boards together and I can borrow all her clothes.
Photo Source: Look Here Blog, Entertainment Weekly
The Walking Dead – After catching the unbelievable trailer for the first half of season 2 at this year’s Comic-Con panel, I was all aboard The Walking Dead train and ready for the zombie apocalypse. As with most AMC shows, the writing, acting and execution of this show is fantastic. Though I was worried with how all the behind the scenes drama surrounding the show this summer would impact the story, I think Glen Mazzara and co kept the showing going the way Frank Darabont would have. I wish we didn’t get only 6 episodes at a time though.
Friday Night Lights – Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Best show ever. My love for Friday Night Lights runs deep. So deep in fact that I nearly jumped off my bed and had teary eyes of joy the moment Kyle Chandler’s name was called for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama during the Emmys. I’m almost at a loss for words for what I want to say about this show. It is unbelievably fantastic. Seriously EVERYONE should watch it. Everyone. It’s so real and so good and just so wonderful. (Doesn’t my love for this show showcase my outstanding vocabulary?) Seriously thought, if the Taylors were real people and could be my parents I think I would be ecstatic. I’d take Julie Taylor’s place in a heartbeat. So while I was devastated knowing that this was our final time seeing the Taylors and our favorite football players on the small screen, I feel like Jason Katims and the cast couldn’t have done it any better. Though, they should definitely feel free to continue the story at the nearest movie theater in the near future so I can spend 60 bucks and run through 3 boxes of tissues while seeing it 5 times. I should probably mention I’m wrapped up in my Dillon Panther stadium blanket while writing this list.
Parks and Recreation – What a great show P&R has turned into! Back in it’s first season I really wanted to love this show and I wasn’t feeling it that much. Now though it’s hard trying to think of even one character I don’t love in Pawnee. Ron Swanson is just hilarious, Ben and Leslie are so cute and April and Andy are fantastic. And who can forget Li’l Sebastian (may he rest in peace)? Hands down my favorite episode this year was “Fancy Party.” April and Andy’s surprise wedding episode made me laugh out loud and tugged at my heart strings. Although I find almost every episode of P&R doing that these days. I think I may just want to move to Pawnee.
The Vampire Diaries – Let’s be real. I have a lot of season passes on my TiVo and it’s damn near impossible to watch all the shows I love on their regular night every week especially when my “real life” job gets hectic. However, if there was ONE show that I made sure to watch every Thursday night before heading to bed it was The Vampire Diaries. It’s not a surprise this show has some of the most intense fans out there. Every week seems to pack a different punch whether it be with batsh*t craziness, pure shock and emotion or sex appeal (for real, this is the HOTTEST cast on TV). I am so damn invested in these characters. And with so many actors and actresses starting to play two versions of themselves or two different characters on the same show these days Nina Dobrev is definitely one of those rare actresses knocking it out of the park. She’s so outstanding in both roles that it’s easy for me to forget she’s pulling double duty as Elena and Katherine. It constantly amazes me. Paul Wesley has also stepped up his game in this first half of the 3rd season making me hope evil Stefan sticks around a bit longer. I also love Joseph Morgan and Candice Accola. OK I pretty much love everyone on this show and everything about it.
Photo Source: Vampire-Diaries.net
Homeland – Not having premium cable channels in my apartment has severely disabled my ability to consume the amazingness coming out of HBO and Showtime these days. So needless to say when I was coming home to my parents (the land of every television channel) for the holidays, I knew I had to carve out some time to watch the show I’d read 1,000 tweets about each Sunday night. Homeland did not disappoint. Every frame of each episode had me glued to the screen with suspense. The “is he?” or “isn’t he?” plot, the holy crap relationship between Brody (Damian Lewis) and Carrie (Claire Danes), the relevance of the story, the intensity in every scene was all so crazy addicting. Not only is the acting impeccable but the writing for these characters is so carefully crafted and precise that I can’t imagine any other show taking home the drama awards this season. (Unless it’s Breaking Bad…but like I said I haven’t seen that yet!) I can’t wait to see what season 2 has in store.
Photo Source: Showtime
So the last day of 2011 has come and gone and I’m sure by now you’ve probably read a thousand or so ‘Best TV Shows, Albums, Movies, YouTube Videos, Talking animals, whatever’ of 2011 lists. So why not read one more, right? Besides, what’s better than reading about last year this year, right? I mean I’ve been doing it all year so far. ;)
With that being said, there was a lot of good television in 2011 but being that watching TV and writing about it isn’t my job (just yet), I can’t watch everything. Unfortunately that means shows like Breaking Bad and Louie can’t be on this list as I’ve yet to find time to tackle them. So here it is.. a bunch of consecutive annoying posts highlighting my favorite TV shows of this past year in no particular order :)