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Ten Best of 2010

It's kind of a dull period for TV Talk, and since we have a best comedy thread I thought we might have a ten best shows of the year thread.

My list:
1) Mad Men
2) Breaking Bad
3) Bored to Death
4) Fringe
5) The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
6) Boardwalk Empire
7) Raising Hope
8) Spartacus: Blood and Sand
9) Parks and Recreation
10) The Good Guys

Honorable Mention: Lost, Human Target (Spring Only!!!), Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Justified, Rubicon, the Walking Dead, Sherlock, Luther

Notes:
I could probably switch 1 & 2 and still be ok with the list. Given how blah I was on season one, I'm stunned how funny I found season 2 of Bored to Death. Human Target lost position 10 on the list b/c it was renewed.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1 Chuck

That is all I watch and I am happy with that.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1) Breaking Bad
2) Mad Men
3) Terriers
4) The Walking Dead
5) Spartacus: Blood and Sand

There is more, but that's all I could think of off the top of my head.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

In no particular order. I'm basing this on them putting out mostly good episodes week to week.

1) Nikita
2) The Walking Dead
3) Spartacus Blood and Sand
4) Mad Men
5) The Good Wife
6) Fringe
7) The Vampire Diaries
8) Friday Night Lights
9) Justified
10) White Collar

Honorable Mention:

Castle, the back 12 episodes of 24 season 8, Terriers, Louie, Pretty Little Liars, Supernatural, Smallville, Southland, Eureka, The Closer

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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Eastbound & Down
2. The Walking Dead
3. Boardwalk Empire
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Old 12-30-10, 08:45 PM
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I miss Das and the ridiculously long year end lists he would do.
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Of all the shows mentioned so far, the only 3 I've ever watched are Smallville, Lost and Parks & Recreation
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

hard to vote best of the year, when some shows you'd be voting on would be the last half of this past season and the 1st half of this season.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Breaking Bad
Fringe
Dexter
Community
Glee
Psych
Castle
Rubicon (sadly cancelled)
Stargate: Universe (also sadly cancelled)
The Walking Dead
Doctor Who

Last edited by Cellar Door; 01-03-11 at 04:30 AM. Reason: I can't believe I forgot Doctor Who!
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Breaking Bad
2. Mad Men
3. Nikita
4. Psych
5. Raising Hope
6. The Vampire Diaries
7. LOST
8. Justified
9. The Good Guys
10. White Collar

Mad Men had a truly outstanding season and John Hamm deserves the Emmy he'll be getting, but there's no other show I anticipate every week as much as Breaking Bad.

Honorable mentions: Eureka, Modern Family, The League, Louie, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Haven
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Nikita
2. Hawaii 5-0
3. Men of a Certain Age
4. Community
5. The Walking Dead
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Breaking Bad
2. Seinfeld
Old 12-31-10, 02:19 AM
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Mad Men
2. Breaking Bad
3. Spartacus: Blood and Sand
4. Justified
5. Vampire Diaries
6. Supernatural
7. Boardwalk Empire
8. Rubicon
9. The Good Wife
10. Friday Night Lights

Mad Men was the only one that was pretty much fantastic throughout the season, Breaking bad wasn't too far off of that. The rest had some episodes that were great, and other that weren't.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Misfits
Spartacus
Inbetweeners
Lost
Eastbound and Down
The Walking Dead
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

I don't know about 10

Parks & Recreation
30 Rock
SNL (it had its weak shows but the Betty White was a classic)
Boardwalk Empire
Heroes (still a fan and don't care about the haters)
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
I don't know about 10

Parks & Recreation
30 Rock
SNL (it had its weak shows but the Betty White was a classic)
Boardwalk Empire
Heroes (still a fan and don't care about the haters)
Really Heroes? 7 episodes aired in 2010 and not only was the show cancelled, but it ended with no closure.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Friday Night Lights
Fringe
The Closer
30 Rock
Dexter
The Good Wife
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
hard to vote best of the year, when some shows you'd be voting on would be the last half of this past season and the 1st half of this season.
It's ten best shows, not ten best seasons.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

01. Breaking Bad
02. Friday Night Lights
03. Modern Family
04. Dexter
05. The Vampire Diaries
06. The Big Bang Theory
07. Smallville
08. Chuck
09. 30 Rock
10. Royal Pains
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
It's ten best shows, not ten best seasons.
again, my point remains. there were several shows who have had a good season thus far but not last year and vice versa. there are several shows i could put on or take of my list because of that.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Spartacus
Top Gear season 12
Primeval
Supernatural
Have Gun Will Travel season 4
Big Bang Theory
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Don't watch a lot of TV (especially cable) so here is my list in no order

NCIS
NCIS LA
Smallville
Stargate Universe
Clone Wars
Castle
Chase
90210
Life Unexpected
No Ordinary Family

I apparently only watch 10 shows since I can't think of others I watch regulary. So the show gets on the list even if it isn't that good.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Originally Posted by resinrats View Post
So the show gets on the list even if it isn't that good.
Then why watch it?

Not trying to pick a fight. Just curious.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

1. Psych
2. Community
3. Human Target (S1 only)
4. Nikita
5. Justified
6 .Boardwalk Empire
7 .The League
8 .Dexter
9. The Walking Dead
10. Deadliest Catch

The last 3 I put on just to fill out the list, they were good but not great.
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Re: Ten Best of 2010

Community
The IT Crowd
Dexter
The Incredibly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Breaking Bad
24/7 NHL Winter Classic
Walking Dead
The Trip
An Idiot Abroad
Louie

In no specific order. Plus an honorable mention to DEAD SET, which I just saw for the first time and thought that it was brilliant!

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