5. Battlestar Galactica
As frustrating as its third season was, the December DVD release of the very awesome movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor invigorated my love for this show and got me more excited than ever about its third season, which begins in 2008 after a sinfully long wait. Razor also featured Katee Sackhoff in a black t-shirt, and blondes in black t-shirts are all right by me.
4. My Name Is Earl
The second season was a little uneven for me, but the third season has been hilarious and heartfelt — even with Earl in jail. It continues to have the best guest stars on television, including Ben Foster as a rabid Boy Scout-turned-criminal and Craig T. Nelson as a bumbling prison warden. The episode where Earl’s creative writing class inspires his friends to fantasize stories of their own is a modern comedy classic. “Earl’s in trouble? Now TROUBLE’s in trouble!”
3. Gilmore Girls
I’m really going to miss Rory and especially Lorelai Gilmore on my television, but at least we got what I thought to be one of the best final episodes of a television show ever. Original review here.
2. 30 Rock
Oh, Tina Fey! I discovered the first season of this on DVD, and it’s brilliant. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan … everybody’s hilarious and the writing couldn’t be sharper. Don’t miss it.
1. The Office
Still quite possibly the best show ever.
I also watched lots of The X-Files and Arrested Development on DVD this year, and loved the final episode of the wrongly canceled Sci Fi Channel series The Dresden Files. I’m sorry that it won’t be back, but I’m glad it at least ended as perfectly as it did.
And so it is.
What were some of your favorites this year?