TGIS: Sunday Nights Have the Best TV

When the 2009-2010 TV season started, Thursday looked like the night to stay home, pop a microwavable dinner into the nuke-em machine, and park your behind on the couch. But as we approach May and the end of the current television season, it isn't Thursday night that's causing my DVR to overheat. It's Sunday.

While I should be spending my Sundays running errands and taking advantage of some excellent weather on the West Coast, I've been using the day off to cultivate a Tim-shaped imprint on my sofa. And it's not just primetime programming that's keeping me couch-bound. Last week, my daylight hours were devoted to The Masters; sometime before that I was glued to March Madness; these days, I'm showing up for baseball and the NHL and NBA playoffs. And at night, I'm watching some of television's best programming:

Discovery's Life, even with Oprah Winfrey as narrator, is about as enrapturing as non-fiction television can get. The series just wrapped its run of color-changing Humboldt Squids, cheetahs hunting in packs, and lizards walking on water.

HBO has begun its rebirth with two excellent series: First, there's the epic The Pacific, about the Pacific Theater during World War II. And second, there's David Simon's Treme, about post-Katrina New Orleans. The former is in the middle of its 10-episode run, and the latter just began what promises to be a very critically successful run (it was renewed for a second season after only one episode aired).

But as superb as all that programming is, I haven't even gotten to the highlight of the evening. AMC's Breaking Bad is the best show on television right now. By my estimate, the show should have slowed down a bit in its third season, but the writers have done the impossible and taken things to a new level of intensity, all while staying within the realm of reality and remaining morbidly hysterical.

So while Thursdays still have appointment television (Fringe, Supernatural, Community) and Tuesdays have Lost, I'll take Sundays right now over any other night of the week.

What's your favorite day of the week to watch TV?


Follow TV.com writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

In the past month, Sundays have emerged as television gold (especially in the two weeks since Treme premiered), but that momentum will inevitably end when the shows start to wrap things up for the summer.
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Why pick one day, they all have merit unless there is Idol or some silly dancing show!
Get them off the air so we can get more quality on!
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Seems like the networks use Sundays to re empt programming for award shows that just down right SUCK
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Can't wait for Dexter to start again. And besides that tuesday and thursday are the only days there's anything on T that I watch, though I actually watch it a day later since I'm not in the U"S. But thursday's SPN and comedy mix beat Glee and Lost for me so I'm going with thursday
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I want to watch Breaking Bad, but want to start from the beginning. I'd have to say that Damages is currently the best show on air right now. Dexter is right up there too.
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Breaking Bad is hands down the best show on TV right now. Sundays are sit & stare day @ my house.
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sundays will be even better when the LOST finale airs.
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Breaking bad is one of the best . but come on Lost day well cover the whole week
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Breaking Bad is definitely the best show on television right now, and Dexter is runner-up.
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Four words: God Bless Vince Gilligan!
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It took two episodes to seal the deal for me but Treme has become a must watch. As much as I love Lost, The Wire was just on a whole other level. David Simon knows exactly what he's doing and it shows.
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Thursdays mostly, I have Bones, Fringe, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries to watch. second day would have to be Monday, get to watch Chuck and Castle! But I totally love Sundays to! Dexter and True Blood!
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and sundays will get better once dexter returns :D
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Mondays: Chuck, HIMYM, Big Bang and most of all Castle
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Bits and pieces of most nights actually...gawd bless the pvr...
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Bits and pieces of most nights actually...gawd bless the pvr...
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Tuesday's for me. LOST then SouthLAnd. Now just LOST. Tuesday's are great. Thursday's are great for me, also. FlashFoward, Community, and The Office. I just love it. But nothing is better than LOST. I'll take that over any show.
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how can you forget the tudors :S?
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Tuesdays and Thursdays
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Thursdays take the cake...Bones and 30 Rock!!! (and occasionally The Office, though there have really only been a few great episodes this season)
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Thursdays are still it for me. And that's even without Archer or Burn Notice airing right now.
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Community is my only show I have to watch on Thursdays. I have to agree with you on Sundays though. They're awesome.
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Thursday's are still my day.
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I'll take Lost over anything.
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mondays and thursdays
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tuesday and thursday
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Thursday for comedy and Sunday for drama in my opinion. And AMC definitely has the best shows on Sundays - Breaking Bad and Mad Men somehow make sunday nights less painful for me!
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Sundays and Mondays.
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Mondays and Tuesday for me. I like Desperate housewives so i guess SUnday too.
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Thursday and Sundays right now. Supernatural + Fringe and Breaking Bad = WOW.
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