Last year brought us breakout hits like Modern Family, Glee, and the equally hilarious but terribly underrated gems Community and Cougar Town. This year, we got $#*! My Dad Says. A most unfortunate turn, I know, but even though this comedy season didn't bring us many outstanding new shows (though one newcomer did make my list), it was a great season for many returning ones. Let's review what top five comedy shows that tickled my funny bone (and plucked at my heart strings) in 2010...
Okay, so due to an immense amount of papers in my final days of college, I was unable to do a full recap of last week's television extravaganza. I know, I know, I'm a slacker and how could I possibly allow academia to take precedence over my television watching/reviewing? (Believe me, I never do.) Please feel free to call me names and read my short and now irrelevant recap of the three shows mentioned above.
Fringe...was fantastic. That's all you need to know. Actually, all you need to know is in the picture above. If you get it, great. If not, you obviously need to be watching Fringe. Get on that, will you?
Survivor - NaOnka and Purple Kelly (perhaps the least memorable survivor to ever make it this far into the game) were finally defeated this week by...the rain. Apparently that's all it takes to get (stupid) people to give up a shot at a million dollars. But let's face it, those two never had a shot at winning anyway, and frankly I'm glad to have them gone. Plus, that episode brought us a) extra sass from a perturbed Jeff, and b) this line from Kelly: "I have nothing left to suck."
Top Chef: All Stars - I'd like to quote Fabio (from his original season) who said, "This is Top Chef, is not Top Scallops." But the dreaded scallops made another unwelcome appearance this week when the evil Top Chef judges made the All Star cheftestants recreate the dishes that sent them home the first time. (Mean.) Yet somehow neither of the scallops dishes sent people home. As much as I hate scallops, I was elated to finally see the glorious return of Fabio, Carla, Spike, Casey, and the Werewolf Known As Marcel to my television. And although I lament the absence of both Voltaggio brothers (I adore them) and the presence of the obnoxious Richard Blais and his little science experiments, I have no doubt this season will be fabulous. Especially if we can look forward to more tense encounters between Fabio and Anthony Bourdain.