Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 20+5 TV shows of the 00s

It's the last list i'll be posting! promise! we'll back to a regular schedule of silly panels before you know it from tomorrow :)

This time, my best bud Tyler is organising a vote for the 20 Favourite TV Shows of the 00s by the Greek blogosphere, following the relevant votes on films, albums, soundtracks and comics.

It's a pleasure to join in, especially since I owe Tyler for recommending more than half the TV series on this list



25. No Heroics


British super-heroes at the pub



24. Drawn Together



Betty Boop, Link from Zelda, Superman, Stimpy, Pikachu and Cinderella as Big Brother housemates



23. My Life on the D-List



Kathy Griffin giving a first-person eye view on what it takes to climb the celebrity ladder in Hollywood. Plus, fabulous



22. Futurama



Death by Snoo-Snoo



21. Friends


The quintessential sitcom. Would be higher if there was more of it in the 00s



20. Sex and the City



They've been where we have. Guilty gay pleasure



19. Glee


Even guiltier. High-school musical done properly and fabulously



18. The O.C.


90210 done with cohesive, relatable characters, who do not just randomly hook up with each other, and the greatest geek love story of the ages


17. Sopranos



would probavbly be higher, but I haven't finished it yet :)



16. Battlestar Galactica


would totally be #1 if not for that final season. Still in, solely on the strength of seasons 2-4.1



15. Arrested Development



cut down in its prime. the most dysfunctional family this side of Married with Children



14. the I.T. Crowd


funniest non-gag show to come out of British TV. Still waiting for a production of 'Gay: the musical'


13. Veronica Mars



brought Kristen Bell into our lives as the charming, wise-cracking, irresistibly lovable teen P.I.



12. How I Met Your Mother



the sitcom of the 00s, with the Gay of the 00s as the straightest man alive. Plus, SUITS. and the goat. and slapbet. and special effects, and websites and...



11. Pushing Daisies


the beautiful storybook romance story of the pie-maker who could raise the dead with a touch and his zombie childhood sweetheart as the ultimate crime-solving partnership


10. Dexter


the serial serial killer killer



9. True Blood



camp as fuck (and fangs). Vampires and bottled blood beverages and lots of sex and man-ass in the American South



8. Project Runway



must-watch campness. So much more than a fashion reality show.



7. Weeds



a self-help guide to self-destruction



6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
5. Angel



Whedon is My Master now and forever. Angel scores higher for having all his awesome seasons in the 00s, and no Riley.



4. Six feet under


2001-2005



3. Survivor


19 seasons of plotting and scheming from TV's most strategic and viciously twisty game, all in the 00s. That's why.



2. LOST


the multi-platform event of the decade that managed to turn every season - heck, every episode into a world-wide event. Just hoping it doesn't pull a BSG for its ending this spring or I'm editing this post. :)




1. Grey’s Anatomy



fuck, I have never cried so much in my life for any reason as I've cried watching almost every episode of this series. Well played, Shonda. I'm even forgiving you your spin-offs here.

6 comments:

Than Blu said...

Wow, very unique list.

There's a lot of shows I wanted to include in mine so, I'm glad you did it.

Aaron said...

was with you all the way till number 1
Where was the venture bros in all this. it was and still is one of the funniest smartest dorkfests around!

Manolis Vamvounis said...

Venture Bros almost made it, but I just found the other animated series dorkier and i could never really get all of its references to completely appreciate it.

oni said...

Ektos ap ta bretanika pou den exw dei (exw dei mono to Sinchronicity kai ena season Torchwood :P) symfwnw apolyta me ola ki as mhn exw dei basika shows opws: Sopranos, 6ft under kai BSG.

Adhmonw gia Lost kai to Grey's einai h monh seira pou de me kanei na bariemai na katsw na dw ever. Th latreyw.

P.S. Monaxa, to HIMYM pshlotera ap to Friends??? :O

Manolis Vamvounis said...

Friends eixe polu liges sezon sta 00s, to ebala timitika, ine stin ousia 90s series for me. to HIMYM ine to Friends retooled gia ta 00s :)

Nikki said...

Skins? Queer as Folk? Big Bang Theory? oxi?