Sunday, December 31, 2006

Best of 2006 - My Fave TV Shows

Another year is over. Here on the eve of 2007, I'm presenting my Top 10 television shows of 2006. These are not all necessarily the most thought-provoking shows, but the ones that entertained me the most. Let's have at it.

10) How I Met Your Mother

This show was one of most consistently funny sitcoms this year. This is probably the closest we've come to recreating the magic of a great ensemble piece like Friends. Neil Patrick Harris steals every scene he's in. And who can forget Robin Sparkles and her hit Let's Go To The Mall. Awesome!

9) Psych

This is such a fun show. Always good for a laugh, and Jamey Roday is FINE! The characters of Shawn and Gus have great chemistry together. Shawn is a bit over the top and I love every minute of it!

8) Amazing Race

This is probably the best put together reality show out there, which explains why it has won so many Emmys over the years. This season gave us so many fools to make fun of (i.e. hicks, ditzy beauty queens, straight best friends who act way too gay.) And of course, my favorite team won. Go Team Drugs!

7) The Office

This sitcom continued to stand up well to it's British original. Sometimes it was a bit squeamish to watch Michael and his over the top shenanigans, but you still had to like him...or at least pity him. The addition of the Stamford branch was just what the show needed. More loonies!

6) Project Runway

You just gotta love this reality show. They never fail to come up with new interesting competitions which are ripe with drama. And how can you not love Tim Gunn and his snarky feedback he gives the designers. Fun!

5) Doctor Who

The new Doctor Who of the past two years has been such a great reinvention of a classic British SciFi staple. The new, current Doctor played by David Tennant took over the role of The Doctor without missing a beat. The great costars helped also. Rose was the heart of the show and her mother Jackie was always fun to watch. Great storylines this year made for a very enjoyable season.

4) Ugly Betty

Who doesn't love this show? It's so fun! America Ferrera as Betty, Vanessa L. Williams as Wilhemena were spot on and such fun. And another stellar supporting cast including the fabulous assistants Marc and Amanda, Betty's sister Hilda, and of course the ultra gay nephew of Betty, Justin. This made Thursdays such fun!

3) Battlestar Galactica

This show could easily be number 1 on my list and would deservedly earn it. It's probably one of the best written shows in quite a while. The emotion and acting are always spot on. Not to mention the special effects. And probably had the best mid-season cliffhanger of the year.

2) So You Think You Can Dance

Ok, so this isn't a thought-provoking excellently written show ya know, but when it came down to entertainment, this show dazzled every week. This year had the best contestants that you just couldn't wait to see what they would do next on the dance floor. Dancing With The Stars is a bit too stuffy for me. But SYTYCD covered all the styles of dance and left me with a smile on my face every episode. Benji (the winner) and Travis were so great. Travis should have won damnit! But that's another story. And they were great in person too! I can't wait for the next season!

1) Heroes

Wow! What can I say. This show is by far my number one choice. It's probably the only show in a long time that left my jaw dropping at the end of most of it's episodes. The characters and actors are great. It's the most addictive show of the season, and damnit, I want it back already! Even without Milo (swoon), it would be number one! Heh!

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