I don’t normally do a Top 10 anything at the end of the year. Mainly because my lists resemble so much of what’s scattered around the web and a lot of these lists can be redundant, which makes it kind of pointless in my eyes. However, it was a pretty good year for television and there were quite a few things that I was very pleased with. As well as a couple of things I wasn’t. Since the world didn’t end on the 21st like the Mayans predicted, I figured why not go against my own grain a bit, and jot down my top 10 TV hits…..and the two misses. Yes, these are ranked in the appropriate order according to the world of me.
Actually this isn’t really a rant. But it’s not a rave either. On July 19, 2011 I posted a rant about Weeds and the decline of what was once an incredible show. In my rant, I mainly focused on the fact that the main character, Nancy, had turned into a self-serving bitch and how it really irritated me. It was so bad I barely made it through the rest of the season and when the finale aired, I was relieved that last season ended with a bang. Literally. A sniper had Nancy in his sights, fade to black, gunshot, credits. Pretty ballsy way to end the season, but both Roomie and I agreed that if it didn’t come back, that was a decent ending. I’d be ok with it. Mainly because I didn’t want to see it come back in the same form that had been leading up to my disenchantment.
There was a time where I loved the show Weeds. The story about a widowed mom whose only way to make ends meet was by selling pot to suburbia was charming, and rather hilarious. Nancy Botwin is a train wreck in every sense of the word and Mary-Louise Parker is divine. You can’t help but watch and that’s where the show hooked you.