With the Emmy nominations scheduled for release tomorrow, July 18th, it’s that time of the year to look back on what turned out to be an eventful year in television. Although it was one that didn’t exactly provide many newcomers to threaten the veterans atop critics’ leaderboards, it was nonetheless one with its fair share of surprises and disappointments. That’s not even to mention the welcome return of one of the greatest television comedies of all-time. So here it is, in all its glory, my summation of the year in television; from those shows that continued to hook me each and every week, to those that birthed a whole new brand of boob tube frustration.
Note: I would be remiss not to mention those shows I was not able to view during the year. Those include Treme, The Newsroom, The Americans, The Good Wife, Homeland, Modern Family, Girls, Veep, and 30 Rock among many others.
(Showtime, 2006 to Present)