My Top 5 TV Shows of 2012
5. Modern Family
I am aware that Modern Family is not the be all and end all of TV Sitcoms. The set-ups for humorous lines and situations are ridiculously convoluted and contrived. But despite that, they are still funny. And lets face it, there’s not really a wealth of comedy gold on the airwaves right now.
4. How I Met Your Mother
It sounds like most fans are unhappy with the way this show is going. However, I only came on board through reruns a year or two ago, so I guess I haven’t been strung along as much. I actually still quite enjoy this show and I enjoyed the episodes this past year just fine. The last one with the proposal turned out really good, and you can definitely see them start to wrap things up. I do wish this was the last season though, as it feels like its time.
3. Breaking Bad
First off: no spoilers please! I’m not actually entirely caught up yet. I only had a chance to see up to the train heist episode (and what a heist that was). But I must say that seeing where this show is going is quite exciting. I really liked the Season 5 opener as it really intrigues me to see how Walt ends up where he does. Great show.
2. Game of Thrones
As a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, of course I am thrilled with the HBO show. However, as a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, of course I was a little disappointed with the season season. After such a strong debut year, the sophomore season seems to have dipped in quality, as well as move away a bit from the book series. That said, it is still by far one of the best shows on television, and the episodes Blackwater was the best hour of TV on any show all year.
Ah, Community. How I miss you. Yes, 2012 only saw 12 episodes, but it was enough to clinch top spot on this list. And when you have such spectacular episodes like the Law and Order spoof Basic Lupine Urology, the pillowfight war documentary Pillows and Blankets the almost entirely 8bit Digital Estate planning, and the 1984 inspired Digital Exploration of Interior Design, how can you go wrong? With the departure of Dan Harmon and the lack of support from NBC, the future looks bleak for the Greendale Seven. But at least we’ll always have paintball.