TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2011, Vol. 2: Items 90-81
If you're a day late to the party, then welcome to TV.com's Top 90 Everything of 2011! If you were here yesterday, then welcome to the second installment of our annual Top 100 Everything list. Today we're featuring some soapy finishes, several ladies who are newly single, and one way to make Kanye West tolerable.
We'll be posting 10 items each weekday through December 30, so check back often to see what made the cut!
90. All My Children's cliffhanger finale
The long-running soap (41 years on the air!) ended its broadcast run with nods to Gone With the Wind and The Sopranos and Dallas with a single gunshot before going dark. It was the kind of ending that was supposed to lure longtime viewers into the show's revived online incarnation, but the media company that'd planned to bring it to the internet changed its mind, meaning we'll never know whether that guy ever really gave a damn. Let's settle this and write the ending right now: He missed! The end.
89. TeenNick acknowledges the '90s are "All That"
This year, the Nickelodeon offshoot brought back Doug, Clarissa Explains it All, Kenan & Kel, Hey Dude, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and All That, reminding us of the days of pastel-colored clothes, GameBoys, and taking out a second mortgage. Okay, not all of us around here are that young.
88. Ted Danson's revival
The former Cheers star went from ignoring our TVs completely to regular roles on two shows this year, continuing his excellent work on HBO's Bored to Death and filling in the vacated lead role on a little show called CSI. Plus, look at that hair!
87. Big Love's big ending
HBO's polygamy drama ended for good with a multiple widowing, as Bill was killed off by an angry neighbor, but his legacy lived on through his family. Though we guess that's kind of inevitable when your family is a small army.
86. Lie to Me's Facebook account gets deleted
The truth hurts: Fox canceled the drama after its third season. But we "liked" the final episode, which featured a case about a social networking guru and saw Cal finally admitting that he <3's Gillian. Too bad we'll never see their relationship status updates now that the show is gone for good.
85. Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode reveals an ugly truth
"The First Secret" flashed us all the way back to 2008 (remember that this is a high-school show, so that's, like, totally a long time ago), when Aria, Emily, Hannah, and Spencer were cute, really little, honest people. But everything changed as the events of the episode unfolded.
84. Raising Hope gifts us a Christmas spoof
Another holiday episode, but one that included a parody of It's a Wonderful Life, Virginia in a fat suit, Maw Maw as Clarence, and a sweet call-back to the pilot when Jimmy imagined a life where he never had Hope.
83. How to Make it in America's Ben-and-Nancy storyline
As a great philosopher once said, "I got 99 problems but a lady ain't one." Unfortunately, Ben had 100 problems, and problem number 100, NYC-equivalent-of-Mrs.-Robinson Nancy, toyed with the emotions of these these fine young jean-trepreneurs, heating up an excellent second season of the HBO drama.
82. Josh Groban sings Kanye West's tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The mad ramblings of a hip-hop star pair nicely with a piano.
81. Parks and Recreation creates the best day of the year
Treat yo'self! Clothes. Treat yo'self! Frangrances. Treat yo;self! Massages. Treat yo'self! Mimosas. Treat yo'self! Fine. Leather. Goods. TREAT YO'SELF!
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