Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
Call in or comment on why your favorite TV show should have won an Emmy - and convince non-TV watchers why they should tune in.
Friday Night LightsBreaking BadDexter
All have storylines and characters that are realistic and engrossing. The writing is terriffic and needless to say, the acting is broadway quality.
A program that makes all the police procedurals look stuck in the same old script, see NEW TRICKS on channel 21 on Fridays. These are "retirees" who look back at old cases, new cases, with a terrific female boss. Some excellent Brit actors are there with a good script, sly humor and it is fine.
"Fringe" on Fox. It's a great fix for those viewers(yes,like myself) who don't know what to do with themselves after "The X-Files" ended! Excellent acting all-around and weekly viewing pulls you in as the characters fate keeps you on edge. A nice job...
The Game on BET - reruns but still good!
Caprica: rebellious teenagers bring about the end of the world. It's a reverse Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
True Blood on HBO!
In response to the MI-5 comment: If we're mentioning older out of production shows I'm putting in a word for the new incarnation of Battlestar Galactica which was an excellent sci-fi drama.
I recently discovered "The Choir" on BBC America. It's a "reality" show (I suppose) about an enthusiastic British music teacher who has the challenge of introducing vocal music to an all boys' school known mostly for athletics. I am a new music teacher myself, and this show is absolutely inspirational.
Friday Night Lights is the best show on television. Kyle Chandler and Connie Briton have created this really deep, nuanced, solid and sometimes conflicting relationship. It's just a gorgeous experience to watch.
Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Cartoon network's Adventurer Time! Supper fun for kids and me (29 year old kid) and deals with recent issues like interaction dating, dealing with girls/ gays...problem solving...
PARTY DOWNNN ON STARZ
awesome show! watch it briannnn!!
Louie, Modern Family, The Goodwife, Friday Night Lights,
I love the show Louie!!!!
I am totally unconvinced that Modern Family is any good. someone change my mind. it seems like a de-fanged knock-off of cable shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Better off Ted is one of the best written comedies on TV and gets no credit. Watch it.
Friday Night Lights. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention and awards. Is it the southern thing, or the football thing? I dunno. It's so sweet and well-written and has never taken a dip in its quality.
HUNG and The Big C w/Laura Linney, Oliver Platt - good fun
THE GATES, a summer fill-in Sunday nights on ABC, is fun - vampires & werewolves in a gated community!
"Louie", on FX, starring Louis CK is brilliantly funny.
The golf fix with Michael Breed at 7PM on the golf channel. The big break should be nominated for reality series. It is on at 9PM on Mondays.
I'd give an Emmy to MEDIUM.
Love Breaking Bad...so happy they both won..they definitely deserved it.
To oil monkey: There's no need for sarcasm here, please
Two of the shows that are under-rated I like:
"Chuck": A geeky computer repairman gets into the spy game when he inadvertantly downloaded a mainframe that contains the government's espionage secrets, via e-mail from an old college friend. Whenever he sees a person or hears a name, he "flashes" and notes the details to his handlers, who protect him from terrorists and other global reprobates. It's the anti-24 with its' balance of comedy, action and human drama.
Though the ratings haven't been stellar of late (thanks NBC), it's gotten a fourth season, due to the campaigning of Internet fans.
On FX, there's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" which tells the misadventures of the owners of a bar based in Phily.Imagine "Cheers" meets "Clerks" and you have a bunch of miscreants who don't learn from their msitakes. Kind of like real human beings.The show will start its' sixth season in Sept.
Previous seasons of both shows are already or coming to DVD.
I like Louie on FX, though "Off Switch" is a close second...
The 'best thing on television' is the off switch. Many people don't seem aware that televisions have one.
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Borscht Belt Hotels; NYC's Youth Poet; NY in 101 Objects
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.