Hey look, my first non-film post, already! Recently the Onion AV Club started doing their massive "Best of the 00's (aughts?)" series, beginning this week with their focus on television So taking a cue from their playbook I thought I would share what I thought were my 25 favorite shows of the 00's. Throughout the week the AV Club broke down their picks sometimes into different categories (mini series, late night/variety type show) that sort of thing- I didn't they are all mixed up in there, mini-series, reality shows, sketch shows, British shows etc. Oh, and also these are in no particular order, I am terrible about that sort of thing, just take it as my personal top 25 (they did thirty):
This was a pretty amazing decade for television. What speaks to that is not only the quality stuff I have seen and enjoyed, but the huge amount of stuff I have missed that people have told me or I have read are supposed to be really good, but for whatever reason fell by the wayside for me. There are also some shows that just started this year that didn't make the cut, that might say in the next decade (like Community, Parks and Recreation, and The League for example) Modern Family really just got on because, well, I do like it a lot, it shows a lot of promise, and, frankly, I needed one more to make a nice, round 25, so theres that.
Shows I Missed and need and/ or want to catch up on:
- Breaking Bad
- The Shield
- Battlestar Galactica
- Veronica Mars
- Friday Night Lights
- Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
- The Venture Brothers
So I guess The AV Club also reminded me of what I missed, but there you go. And, if pressed, I would have to say that my two favorite shows of the aughts (I know some people hate that) are most likely "The Wire" and "30 Rock". There you go, the more you know.