Hi guys! Well, it’s the end of another year. Another nail in the old coffin of time. A chance to reflect on the year that was whilst polishing off those holiday leftovers and planning for that new year’s weight loss plan that, by golly, you’ll stick to this time around. An opportunity to make some real changes for the better. But where’s the fun in that? I say we focus on what really matters, TV and internet listicles.
Here I give you my top ten TV dramas of 2010, with the top 10 comedies and reality shows to follow. A couple disclaimers/warnings/drivel
- These are just my opinions, not those of the other MSRies. They are welcome to post their own lists or (more likely) insult me in the comments.
- The listed is limited to what I actually watched in 2010. I don’t get ShowTime, so there’s that, and CSI: Pacoima could be the most brilliant show on TV, but I will never, ever watch to find out.
- The ranking is pretty arbitrary, especially towards the end. I can easily be talked and even more easily bribed into changing them.
- Bonus points are given to shows that employ actors from The Wire. Not enough bonus points for Beverly Hills 902010 to make the list, sorry kids.
- Spoilers galore!
Let’s dive in
I don’t usually post internet meme’s here, there are far more websites that do a much better job than I could ever do at that. But this one I had to post. The “trololololo” guy.
He’s mesmerizing. Why am I posting this? Read more to find out the shocking reason why ….
Better off Ted snuck onto ABC’s schedule last year with a terrible name and awesome writing. How can you not love a show that has fire squirrels, racist motion detectors, and weaponized pumpkins? Plus, I have developed intense crushes on both Portia de Rossi and Lem. It is a sexually confusing but hilarious show.
Tuesday’s episode centered around a memo accidentally mandating Veridian Dynamics employees must “now” use offensive language. While the broadcast version maintained a g-rating, the show put together a NSFW (audio) version.
Sadly, like all that is good and precious in the world, Better Off Ted seems doomed. ABC is burning off episodes, presumably to pay for Teri Hatcher’s botox treatments.
As an avid Howard Stern listener for years, I am always sad that there are people out there without Sirius who can’t listen to his genius. Granted, he’s lost a bit of his edge now that he’s a multimillionaire (the 20 minute rants about how hard it is to have contractors build him his new Hamptons estate gets old pretty fast), but for the most part he’s still got it. And on Sirius he gets to do and say whatever he wants.
This week was a high point as he brought out the latest “exclusive” audio from Sarah Palin’s audio book of Going Rogue. Its raunchy, NSFW, and had me and sg-dub in tears we were laughing so hard. Click through to hear it (before Youtube takes it down)
Just let me say up front: this post is not about television; it is about cooking. And while large chunks of TV programming are devoted to cooking, this is not about any of that. So there’s really no connection to the raison d’etre for either this blog or my own existence. On the other hand, what the hell else are we posting during the holiday coma? And what the hell else are you really doing, what with the repeats all over TV? Talking to your family? Oh, sure.
I don’t think anyone at MSR is rougher on SNL than I am. My hatred of the awful “gilly” sketch keeps me warm at night. This season has been extremely unremarkable, especially if you compare it to last years high-water mark during the election. But occasionally though the increasingly c list guest hosts and sketches repeated it the same jokes and same premise, ad infinitum, one will usually burst through. SO it was last week as one of the last sketches of the show, the doorbell sketch, featuring Jenny Slate, or as I like to call her, the one who dropped the F bomb on her first sketch. And If you liked it as much as I did, you can download the ringtone I made for it as a personal Xmas present from me to you .
And don’t forget, Help MSR keep the CHRIST back in Christmas, and the Kah back in Hanukkah!!