Category Archives: Lists

Happy 100: The Top 10 Parks and Recreation Episodes (So Far)

In honor of tonight’s 100th episode of Parks and Recreation, here are my 10 favorite episodes of one of my favorite shows.

Note: As always, there is a good chance that there are some significant spoilers below, so read/view at your discretion.

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A Year in Review: The Top 10 Shows of 2013

Anyone who says that there isn’t anything good left on television clearly isn’t looking very hard, if at all. There was almost too much great television this year. from intensely satisfying final seasons to incredible showings from a wealth of new series and everything in between, 2013 once again proved there has never been a better time to be a TV addict.

Note: As always, there is a good chance that there are some significant spoilers below, so read/view at your discretion.

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A Year in Review: My Top Ten TV Shows of 2012

Since starting this blog way back in January (it seems so long ago now), I’ve learned three things. One, blogging takes a hell of a lot more work than I had previously thought. Two, I actually don’t watch enough TV – critical darlings such as Homeland, Louie, Parenthood are still not a part of my weekly viewing schedule. And three, blogging – although frustratingly time-consuming – is a whole lot of fun.

Although there were few breakthrough hits in 2012, some of television’s old stand-bys saw their best seasons yet. Even though a good amount of time was put into this list, I unfortunately – as hard as I try – cannot watch everything on television, so below is my list of the best that television had to offer us this past year. And I encourage anyone who reads it to argue my placement, and exclusion (or inclusion), of these shows.

Note: Although the accompanying video clips highlight some of the best moments these shows had to offer in 2012, they also contain a good amount of spoilers, so watch them at your discretion.

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A Year in Review: My Top Ten Episodes of 2012

As the year draws to a close, so does our desire to reflect on that last 12 months. And it also means fulfilling that strongest human desire of all: ranking things, and for me it’s putting some sense of order to that TV-watching habit obsession of mine. I think my favorite part about lists like these is how personal they are – a few of the episodes below may have issues with them, but for one reason or another they stood out to me and were particularly memorable to me. And there’s the wonderful fact of how volatile this list is: these may be my favorite episodes today, but there’s also the chance that I look back on this next year and wonder just what was I thinking; it perfectly captures my feelings at this moment in time, providing me with an introspective look into my own year.

But enough of this, let’s get to the list. Also, be on the lookout for my Best TV Shows of 2012, which will hopefully be out before the year’s end.

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All I Want for Christmas – My Top Ten Christmas Episodes

Holiday break is finally upon us. A wonderful time when all shows take their winter hiatus, giving TV addicts like myself some much needed downtime to play catch-up. But perhaps you don’t have anything to catch up on, and simply want to cozy up to a warm blanket, some hot chocolate, and a stocking full of heartwarming television. Then my allow my 10 favorite Christmas-themed episodes to provide you with some holiday cheer.

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Can’t Get it Out of My Head: My Favorite Theme Songs

These days it feels like fewer and fewer programs are employing opening theme songs, opting instead for just a quick flash of the title card. As nice as it is to jump right into the action, I really appreciate it when shows put forth that extra effort and create a memorable title sequence. So without further ado, some of my favorite opening sequences/songs, past and present.

Edit: Thomas over at tobom.com has also shared several of his personal favorites.

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A Fond Farewell: My Top Ten Moments from “Chuck”

*Warning: This post will contain major spoilers from the entire series. Please read at your own discretion.*

As we quickly approach the series finale of Chuck (Friday, January 27, at 8:00 PM on NBC), I think about what endeared it to me. Let’s take a look back on these last 5 seasons as I offer up my 10 favorite  moments from the series.

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