Best 5 of 2012 – Television

I have to admit that I don’t often get a chance to watch a lot of television, almost none of it when it is actually broadcast.

That still doesn’t mean I haven’t picked out a few favorites.

  • Grimm – NBC picked a winner with this series about a cop, Nick Burkhardt, who learns he is the latest in a long line of monster hunters caled Grimms.  This season has managed to keep up the quality.  Nick’s partner is now in on his secret.  But worse for Nick, his long time love has no memory of Nick.
  • Elementary – I have to admit I was skeptical about this series.  I am a big fan of Sherlock, the BBC series that brought the famed detective into the modern era.  When I heard that there was an American series that was going to do the same, I feared a dumbed down version of the British series.  Still, I had to give it a try, and I am glad that I did.  Elementary is not just Sherlock with a female Watson.  Jonny Lee Miller is great as the transplanted Sherlock Holmes, recovering from a stint in rehab.  Lucy Liu’s Watson is hired to make sure Sherlock stays on the straight and narrow while being pulled into Holmes life as a consulting detective.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, I definitely would recommend it.
  • Doctor Who – The first half of Season/Series 7 saw the beginning of the end of the Doctor’s relationship with the Ponds, Amy and Rory.  Asylum of the Daleks teased us with future companion Jenna-Louise Coleman appearing as Oswin.  And Angels Take Manhattan is a truly heartbreaking final episode for Amy and Rory.  And the Christmas Special, The Snowmen, was just awesome.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Last season, Ted Danson took over for Laurence Fishburne, which pulled me back into CSI just as Marg Helgenberger was wrapping up her run on the show.  But, as Catherine Willows left (on good terms), so came in Julie Finley, played by Elizabeth Shue.
  • Big Bang Theory – The one sitcom I still make every effort to see, even in reruns.  Jim Parsons is hilarious as Sheldon Cooper, and the additions of Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik and Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler have made this season just as funny as the ones that came before.

About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on December 31, 2012, in Lists, Media, Personal, Television, The Fives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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