25 November 2011

Favorite TV shows as of 2011

I thought I'd quickly jot down my favorite TV shows by genre.

Battlestar Galactica, Homeland, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

30 Rock (seasons 1-2), Scrubs (seasons 1-4)

Alias (action/espionage/drama, season 1), Chuck (action/espionage/comedy, seasons 1-2), Firefly (western/comedy/drama)

Bones (seasons 1-2)

Note: I realize my categories are a little subjective.  You could call Battlestar Galactica a military science fiction show, Homeland a spy show, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer a fantasy vampire show.  So they could also be called genre shows.  But these three shows use the genre merely as a context to drive intelligent storytelling and provoke strong emotions in the characters.  So I still call them dramas.

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