This was the hardest list to compile, by far. There was more good TV on in 2012 than a back-to-back marathon of Magnum PI and Murder, She Wrote (don’t forget, Jessica and Magnum once met, and it was the greatest moment in history, televisual or otherwise).
There were some real surprises for me this year – the biggest one being that my no. 1 show of last year didn’t even make it to this year’s Top 10. That’s not to say I didn’t like its second season, but I didn’t love it. Also, it degraded into utter farce faster than a back-to-back marathon of Magnum PI and Murder, She Wrote.
Another surprise was that one of my least favourite shows on television has become so good that it’s now my no. 3 favourite show on television – proof that a change of showrunner isn’t always a bad thing.
Also, I wish I had room for Girls, American Horror Story Asylum (parts of it anyway), A Touch of Cloth and Archer, but I don’t, so… ya.
2013. Bar. High.
(To clarify, I’m saying that the bar is set high for 2013, not that we should all go to a bar and get high)