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I got to see a lot of great tv this year, so I figured I'd share some of my personal favorites. :D
DAMAGES - Unbelievable performances, intelligent storytelling with many a twist, this is one of the best legal dramas I've ever watched. Glenn Close is phenomenal, and Rose Byrne is also fantastic. I cannot wait for next season!
LOST - SEASON 4 - I had mixed feelings about the third season, but whatever doubts I had that the series would put its best foot forward again were quickly demolished. Flash-forwards have replaced flashbacks, and questions were answered, all the while delivering great dramatic character moments ("The Constant" and "Ji Yeon" are two of my favorites of the series thus far). If you were disenchanted by the last few seasons, do yourself a favor and WATCH THIS SEASON.
TRUE BLOOD - I discovered this one on a whim, and holy crap, this is a great show. A perfect marriage of humor, horror, and drama, with a very unique spin on the vampire genre, which I thought was all but dead, until now. The fact that it takes place in my home state only makes it that much cooler. :)
E.R. - SEASON 15 - Even after 15 years, the folks at E.R. still know how to write interesting, character-driven stories and deliver the utmost in tension and suspense. The premiere was an emotional doozy, and the addition of Angela Bassett has been one of the best things about this final season (we even discover her connection with Mark Greene, as played by Anthony Edwards). More of the original cast has been rumored to return, including George Clooney, which makes me a very happy camper. They're really going out with a bang.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - SEASON 5 - My guiltiest pleasure ever. The creators decided to "reboot" things by jumping forward five years into the future, which has given the show new life. But as per usual season, there is a dark mystery at the center, and this time, it features the great Neal McDonogh as Dave Williams, whose sinister plans for Mike Delfino and his family has had a tremendous effect on almost everyone on Wisteria Lane, and there's no telling who else is going to fall victim to Dave's plans. There's one particularly spooky scene in which Dave is talking to the graves of his dead wife and child. Creepy as hell. It's going to end VERY badly, methinks. Aside from a more complex and engaging mystery, we get more humor and more fleshed out characters (Eva Longoria's character has benefited the most from the 5-year jump). A fun-filled season with lots to enjoy.
There's a few other series I've been wanting to catch, but these were the ones that really got my attention this past year. Thoughts? You agree? Disagree? Am I really weird for liking Desperate Housewives as much as I do? :D (Please don't answer that last one.)