The Top 2:
Doctor Who – The writing, the acting, and the music…the current season has me hooked fully. Matt Smith has turned out to be the best Doctor and the story lines have matured and modernized. This was my favorite show for the past season.
Louis – A comedy/drama unlike any show. Season Two this summer has gotten better with each episode. It is an amazing show.
…and the rest in no particular order…
How I Met Your Mother – Funny Sitcom with dramatic moments. Two more season to go.
Big Bang Theory – The season started weak as Sheldon and Friends, but it ended strong as an expanded ensemble comedy.
Outsourced – A fish-out-of-water sitcom as an American is transferred to India to take over his company’s newly outsourced call center. The show was sweet and funny. PC types called it racists…which says more about them then the show. It was not renewed after its one season.
Modern Family – A sitcom that seems traditional but is executed perfectly…perfectly amusing!
Wilfred – A failed suicidal man dealing with an early mid-life crisis has a dog come into his life that he can communicate with it. Or possibly a man in a dog suit. Or possible he is insane. Hilarity and drama commence.
Community – A sitcom based around a fun ensemble cast with lots (but not too much) pop culture references and meta-humor.
Men of Certain Age – A comedy/drama about men just past their prime. Alas, it has since been cancelled.
Terriers – Low-rent private ivestiagtors…great acting and stories. Also cancelled (after just one season).
Detroit 1-8-7 – This standard homicide detective show was elevated by superior acting, stories and the shows look and feel. Also cancelled (after just one season).
Justified – Season 2 of this modern western improved upon its great premier season.
The Good Wife – A lawyer based drama but with excellent execution, acting and story-lines. I watched the premier by accident and have been hooked since then,
Mentalist – It seems to be a traditional detective/crime show but is enhanced by the acting/antics/PoV of the main character.
Shark Tank – An entrepreneurship reality show of sorts.
Tekzilla – A technology news and demo show available on the web
The following are my top podcast choice. They are not TV shows, but I am using them to substitute for radio listening and TV viewing:
The Adam Carollo Podcast – Humor from Adam’s life and PoV on things.
Buzz Out Loud – A light hearted end-of-the day technology news roundup show
Hardcore History – The top – but infrequent – history podcast
The Nerdist – Pop Culture Humor from the Nerd/Geek PoV
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