The Best TV Shows of 2010

Finally, the beginning of the 2010 lists are HERE! Yes, this is just the beginning; games, albums, and movies(maybe comics, not necessarily in that order) are to come.

For now, enjoy the TV list. It’s in descending order so…


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10 – The Walking Dead – You might be wondering why so low? Honestly, it wasn’t that good. It was good, but it wasn’t THAT good. The comic did a much better job of setting the tension by not telling you how the zombie apocalypse started. I really enjoyed the first few episodes, but the last two sullied it a bit for me. I don’t even really remember how the last episode of the season ended.

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9 – South Park - South Park always has been, and most likely always will be a great show. Medicinal Fried Chicken and Insheeption were two of the best episodes of the year. This was the fourteenth season, so if you’ve already formulated a negative opinion of South Park I doubt I’m going to change your mind.

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8 – Doctor Who – Matt Smith is charismatic as hell as the Doctor. And Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, well daaaaamn. Combine these two leads with travels through the space time continuum and you have a winning formula. One of my favorite moments was from the first episode where he told the alien that was really close to destroying Earth to look into his past. After the alien saw everything he had done in other forms he just said “run” and it flew away, such an epic moment.

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7 – Community – I wish I went to a community college that was this much fun. But, nope, it’s more like high school part two, and no one should want that. Not every episode of this was a full on hit for me, but Modern Warfare (the paintball episode) really solidified its place on this list.

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6 – Louie – Louie CK is one of the best comics working today. Actually, he’s one of the best comics ever. His self-titled show has sort of a Seinfeld format in the sense that it always involves some stand-up and that it’s always funny.

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5 – Sherlock – Sherlock Holmes has always been good material, but taking him into the present day where he’s texting everyone was pretty refreshing. The way text pops up on the screen telling you what a text he just got said or what he noticed about a scene takes you inside his mind. There were only three 90 minute episodes, but they were some of the best of the year.

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4 – Futurama – I’ve never seen an episode of Futurama that I didn’t like(even the movies). This past season had some of the best episodes of the entire run. The episode where they used a machine to go forward in time was one of the best of the year.

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3 – The Venture Brothers – This show gets crazier as it goes and the pop culture references are relentlessly funny. I’m still not sure what a Rusty Venture actually is, but I had to pause the episode when they were trying to explain it because it was that funny.

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2 – Parks and Recreation – Funniest show on television. It was always pretty good, but it really came into its own during the second season when they got away from the pit idea. Ron Swanson is one of the best fictional characters ever, and Rob Lowe made the last few episodes of the second season even better.

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1 – Fringe – Best show on television! Parallel universe, shape-shifting agents from said parallel universe, fighting Olivias, time travel(starring Robocop himself, Peter Weller). How could it get much better? Well, it does! This is one of my favorite sci-fi shows of all time and shame on Fox for shifting it to Friday nights. This is a quality show deserving of a popular lead-in show such as House. Long live Fringe!

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