Monday, July 11, 2011

Top 5 Shows of 2011 (so far)

I'm probably ten days late for this post. Considering that July 1st marks the half way point of the year.  But that date also coincided with the July 4th weekend which is a pretty busy time for my household.  Over the next week, we will be seeing the premieres of the final season of Rescue Me and the return (finally!) of Breaking Bad, aka the Best Show of 2010.  So this is probably the best time to look at the best of this year's best new and old programs.

1. Parks and Recreation (NBC).  Honestly, every time I think about making a list of the best TV shows I usually bypass the comedies.  Since the debut of The Sopranos, we have experienced a golden age for dramatic television.  However, during that same time we have entered into a new age for the more sophisticated comedy.  And while the mockumentary style that Parks N Rec. uses may seem ubiquitous and even a cheat (see The Office and Modern Family), it is still the funniest and deepest comedy on the air right now.