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Best Television Shows of 2012


Here are my picks for the top Television Dramas of 2012:twd-s3-key-art-796-1176

  1. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Once Upon A Time (ABC)
  4. Mad Men (AMC)
  5. Downton Abbey (PBS)
  6. Dexter (Showtime)
  7. American Horror Story (FX)
  8. True Blood (HBO)
  9. 666 Park Avenue (ABC)
  10. Fringe (Fox)
  11. Smash (NBC)
  12. Grimm (NBC)
  13. Awake (NBC)
  14. The Good Wife (CBS)
  15. The Mentalist (CBS)
  16. Supernatural (CW)game-of-thrones-poster
  17. The River (ABC)
  18. Dallas (TNT)
  19. Arrow (CW)
  20. Revolution (NBC)

Here are my picks for the top Television Comedies of 2012:

  1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  2. Modern Family (ABC)
  3. Community (NBC)
  4. Girls (HBO)
  5. The New Normal (NBC)
  6. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  7. Glee (Fox)
  8. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
  9. 30 Rock (NBC)
  10. Happy Endings (ABC)99109-once-upon-a-time-once-upon-a-time-poster
  11. New Girl (Fox)
  12. Cougar Town (ABC/TBS)
  13. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
  14. GCB (ABC)
  15. The Simpsons (Fox)
  16. Go On (NBC)
  17. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
  18. The Office (NBC)
  19. Raising Hope (Fox)
  20. Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Every year, Metacritic also tallies the critics top picks for the best television shows of the year and compiles a list of the what critics say are the best.

Here is their list for 2012:

  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Mad Men (AMC)78f61f66b187595520bc0e0
  3. Homeland (Showtime)
  4. Louie (FX)
  5. Girls (HBO)
  6. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  9. Parenthood (NBC)
  10. Sherlock (PBS)
  11. 30 Rock (NBC)
  12. Justified (FX)
  13. The Good Wife (CBS)
  14. American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  15. Luck (HBO)
  16. Nashville (ABC)
  17. Happy Endings (ABC)
  18. Downton Abbey (PBS)
  19. Community (NBC)
  20. Treme (HBO)
  21. New Girl (Fox)
  22. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Best Scary Television Series of All-Time


I remember when I was a little child, I would sneak into the house and watch the Canadian supernatural soap opera series Strange Paradise, despite my mother telling me I was too young to watch something that scary. This started my love of watching scary television shows, including Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Here are my favourite Scary Television Series of all-time:

  1. The X Files (1993-2002)
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
  3. Dexter (2006-Present)
  4. Twin Peaks (1990-1991)
  5. The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
  6. True Blood (2008-Present)
  7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1961)
  8. The Walking Dead (2010-Present)
  9. Night Gallery (1969-1973)
  10. Fringe (2008-Present)
  11. Supernatural (2005-Present)
  12. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975)
  13. Carnivàle (2003-2005)
  14. Angel (1999-2004)
  15. Haven (2010-2011)
  16. The Outer Limits (1963-1965)
  17. Medium (2005-2011)
  18. Millennium (1996-1999)
  19. The Dead Zone (2002-2007)
  20. American Gothic (1995-1996)
  21. The Others (2000)
  22. FreakyLinks (2000-2001)
  23. Happy Town (2010)
  24. Goosebumps (1995-1998)
  25. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991-1996)
  26. Eerie, Indiana (1991-1992)
  27. The Gates (2010)
  28. Kingdom Hospital (2004)
  29. Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010)
  30. Bedlam (2011)
  31. Harper’s Island (2009)
  32. Point Pleasant (2005-2006)
  33. Wolf Lake (2001-2002)
  34. Strange Paradise (1969-1970)
Ones I have not seen, but have heard good buzz around include:
  1. One Step Beyond (1959-1961)
  2. Ghost Story (1972-1973)
  3. The Sixth Sense (1972)
  4. The Evil Touch (1973-1974)
  5. Tales of the Unexpected (1977)

Best On Television 2010-11


Here are my Favourite Television Shows of the 2010-11 Season:

  1. Dexter
  2. True Blood 
  3. Glee
  4. The Walking Dead
  5. Mad Men
  6. The Big Bang Theory
  7. Modern Family
  8. Justified
  9. Fringe
  10. Parks and Recreation
Guilty Pleasures:
  1. Desperate Housewives (past its prime)
  2. Brothers and Sisters (recently cancelled)
  3. The Office (past its prime)
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