The absolute BEST show currently on television: Dexter, Showtime, Season 6 to start soon. Unlike most TV shows that usually start to lose their luster as the years pile up, each season of this drama/black comedy is better than the previous. Season 5 is my favorite so far.
What else you should be watching:
Sons of Anarchy, FX, Season 4 just kicked off. If you’re interested, I strongly recommend watching Seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix and renting Season 3 before watching the current episodes. The first 2 seasons in particular are literally FULL of story-lines and character development that you don’t want to miss. Also, you really need to see the end of Season 3 before you get into the 4th and current season.
Parks & Recreation, NBC, Season 4 to start later this month. Though the first few episodes felt a little awkward to me, this series has really come into its own. It showcases some of the funniest, most lovable characters on TV and, though there’s nothing exactly “cutting edge” about it, it manages to be both sweet and hilarious week after week.
Louie, FX, the Season 2 finale just aired last week. Not for the faint of heart, this one. It’s bleakly realistic and often heart-breakingly gritty but somehow, simultaneously, really funny.
Shameless, Showtime, Season 2 begins in January, 2012, which gives you more than enough time to watch all 12 episodes of Season 1. At times deeply emotional, at others darkly humorous and very often wildly sexy, it’s not for the under-agers.
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, FX, Season 7 premieres this Thursday. Though the first 6 seasons are chalk-full of absurdity and uproarious comedy, you needn’t watch them all to follow along. Begin wherever you like, it’s all gravy.
Potential to be among the best: The Walking Dead (AMC), Wilfred (FX), Justified (FX), Hung (HBO)
Recently were the best but I fear they’ve peaked: The Office (NBC), 30 Rock (NBC), The Family Guy (Fox)
Shows I’ve never seen but others say are the best: Breaking Bad (AMC), Fringe (Fox), Mad Men (AMC)
Which can’t you live without?