Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Best of the Year

So, it’s been a while and I’m not really back as such, too many other projects on the go but I wanted to put my feelings out there on what I think have been this years top shows.

Best Returning Show – Big Bang Theory

Considering that the BBT is now in it’s fourth year this was a strong returning season, possibly not as good as season one but certainly stronger than other returning shows such as Chuck, Supernatural and How I Met Your Mother.

Best New Comedy – Raising Hope

Contenders for this category included Running Wilde, Episodes and Mr. Sunshine and as Raising Hope was the only one of these shows to see renewal it was an easy decision to make for me. While both Episodes and Mr. Sunshine had their moments, Raising Hope was consistently funny across it’s run.

Best New Drama – Hawaii 5-0

This reboot of an old series is just phenomenal. Everything from the writing to the locations to the action is just superb. Add into that the quality of the cast and high pace of the episodes and you’re really on to a winner here. I hope for many more seasons to come…

Best Summer Show – Rescue Special Ops

For three years this show has delighted me, everything from it’s music to its locations, to it’s fantastic characters is brilliant. What Network 9 was thinking of when they cancelled this show I have no idea. Certainly their excuse that they want to end on a high just seems ridiculous. Other hot contenders for this category included the excellent return of Covert Affairs and the short lived but wonderfully witty Chaos.

Best Animated Series – Avengers the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Avengers is the perfect tie in with the current series of the Marvel movies and the series was certainly better than the lacklustre Clone Wars. That said, I’m also really enjoying the excellent new Thundercats series!

Best Genre Show – Being Human US

Having never seen the UK version of the show I was sceptical to say the least of a SyFy channel version of the show, but boy was I wrong. This show was a delight from start to finish and I can’t wait for a second season!

Biggest Disappointment – Falling Skies

Where do you begin with this category? There were so many, Falling Skies, The Walking Dead, Running Wilde The Event, Undercovers and The Chase. Falling Skies however turned out to be pretty drab, considering all the weight that was behind it, so it scoops the biggest disappointment award.

Best Show of the Year – Hawaii 5-0

Really guys, it wins hands down, if you haven’t given this show a go then stop what you’re doing and go try it out. Adrenaline-pumping, high octane story telling, set in gorgeous locations with a sexy, talented cast. Seriously, best show of the year!

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