I'm a fan of Alan Sepinwall, critic at the NJ Star-Ledger. Over at his bblogblog, he busted out a mammoth "best of" the 00s (aughts, double 0s?) in TV. It's been argued elsewhere that this decade will be remembered more for TV than for film, which I find pretty interesting. The 90s saw the rise of the sitcom (Seinfeld, Frasier, Friends, Raymond, Simpsons) and police procedural (Law&Order, Homicide, NYPD Blue). This decade was the surge in the serialized drama (Wire, Sopranos, Mad Men, Shield, Sons of Anarchy, Friday Night Lights, Lost). Despite the popularity of crappy reality TV, it was still a pretty amazing decade. Here's my top 5 dramas and comedies:
1. The Wire 2. Lost 3. The Sopranos 4. Friday Night Lights 5. 24
1. Arrested Development 2. Chappelle's Show 3. The Office 4. Curb Your Enthusiasm 5. The Daily Show
Post your favorites in the comments, along with any necessary mocking or racial insensitivity towards me.