TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2012, Vol. 10: Items 10-1

The final installment of our Top 100 Everything of 2012 contains only the best of the best of the greatest, the ten items that made the year in television worth watching. All you Work It fans holding out hope that the cross-dressing comedy would crack the Top 10, we're sorry. Instead we decided some of the best shows of the year deserved the honor instead. Thank you all for scrolling through our picks over the last couple weeks, and we'll start working on the Top 100 Everything of 2013 at midnight.



10. Girls takes on the backlash and wins


One of the most talked-about shows of 2012 was a little HBO half-hour dramedy about some entitled twenty-something chicks living in New York. Fans loved its fresh voice and honest look at post-grad life for a spoiled generation; haters wanted to brutally murder every single person involved with the show. But Girls carried on and hushed up most of its reasonably minded critics by accurately reflecting the lives of this current generation over the course of the season: Hannah and her friends expected life to be handed to them on a platter at first, but by the end, they were left eating old wedding cake on the beach by themselves. Those who never gave the show another shot missed out on one of 2012's best new entries.

Previously: Girls "She Did" Review: Falling Down and Growing Up



9. New Tuesdays are the old Thursdays


This may be the shocker of our Top 10, but think about how different the television landscape became when three of the major broadcast networks decided to air comedy blocks on Tuesdays. And not just run-of-the-mill comedy blocks, but GOOD comedy blocks. New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, Happy Endings, Don't Trust the B----, and Go On all call Tuesday home and have rendered two-tuner DVRs useless. Unfortunately, those shows are all going to cannibalize each other, but it's a sign that network TV hasn't given up on the new breed of comedy that we love.



8. The spectacle of the London Olympics


Look, we know NBC made some egregious F-ups with its coverage, including cutting off the closing ceremony for a sneak preview of a monkey in a doctor's coat and tape-delaying some of the biggest events until primetime, but when the network didn't have its head up its ass, the grandiose tradition of the Olympics shone through. LeBron finished his amazing 2012, a guy ran on high-tech spring-legs, McKayla was not impressed, the dream Danny Boyle had after huffing ammonia that one time oozed into the opening and closing ceremonies, and some new neckwear was handed out in recognition of some incredible feats of athleticism. Even NBC's botched coverage and a thousand New Normal promos couldn't keep us away.

Previously: The Dream of the '90s Is Alive in London: The Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony (PHOTO RECAP)



7. American Horror Story hits the reset button


The idea of a television show changing historical periods, stories, or settings from season to season while keeping most of the cast intact isn't new, but it needed to find the perfect series to succeed. Enter American Horror Story, which has switched things up to perfection in Season 2 by moving to a '60s mental asylum and giving us an entirely new story while keeping Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, and more in its credits. And let's also make note of how much of an improvement Season 2 has been over Season 1. Now we're more excited than ever to find out where Season 3 will be set.



6. Mad Men puts its women front and center


It tends to be a man’s, man’s, man’s, world over at Mad Men, but Season 5’s “The Other Woman” was (almost) entirely The Joan and Peggy Show, with both women being forced to make some tough professional and personal (professionally personal?) decisions. Joan went from glorified secretary to partner in one great leap, but paid what many would argue was a pretty hefty price. Peggy, who seemed perpetually underused all season long, left the SCDP mothership—and her mentor—for greener pastures and a pay raise, but more importantly, for respect and acknowledgement. Certainly, we haven’t seen the last of Peggy Olson, but her emotionally fraught goodbye scene with Don felt so final and made it one of the hardest scenes to watch all season... if not the hardest. Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm earned every single accolade hurled their way in a mere five minutes of screen time.

Previously: Mad Men's "The Other Woman" Review: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Previously #2: Mad Men's "The Other Woman," Take Two: Deconstructing Don and Peggy's Big Scene



5. This guy's face in Game of Thrones' "Blackwater"


The pyromancer's expression when Blackwater Bay was engulfed in a lime-green light show perfectly captured what we were all thinking when the mayhem of the series' best episode began. From that point on, "Blackwater" was a delightful orgy of violence and gore on a summer blockbuster's budget that shined in explosive and more subtle moments alike. All told, the episode was major a highlight of television's current king of epic adventure.

Previously: Game of Thrones "Blackwater" Review: Saving Private Tyrion



4. Homeland's old lovers reunite


The most riveting scene of television in 2012 happened in Homeland's "Q & A," when Carrie and Brody had a heart-to-heart in an interrogation room. Their talk occurred just as Homeland was redefining the accepted pace of a television series, but it was a quiet showcase for leads Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Whether she knew it or not, Carrie was playing the role of a blonde, sexy Abu Nazir with Brody's mind, and the honest admissions of her obsession with Brody were as real as any character was in 2012. Yes, a lot of crazy shit happened soon afterward (Finn and Dana ran over some lady later in the episode), but this chat was the one we'll remember on our deathbed.

Previously: Homeland "Q & A" Review: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do



3. Heisenberg sends out some shanks


Breaking Bad has always been about the gradual transformation of Walter White into his evil alter-ego Heisenberg, and while shouting at Skyler a few times is one thing, orchestrating the mass murder of loose ends in multiple jails withing minutes of each other is ice cold, man. And Breaking Bad being Breaking Bad, the show had to go and make it one of the most beautiful and dark sequences it's ever done.

Previously: Breaking Bad "Gliding Over All" Mid-season Finale Review: System of a Frown



2. The Walking Dead rises from the dead


Halfway through The Walking Dead's second season, even the most hardcore zombie fans started falling asleep while Rick and company walked in circles on Hershel's farm. But a showrunner change proved to be just what the series needed, and when Glen Mazzara took over, the show was shot out of a cannon and into a wall of awesome. There was more character development, more zombie-slaughtering, and more end-of-world tension. The Walking Dead hasn't looked back since, and the world has responded by making it the top-rated show in all of television in 2012. Well deserved.



1. Louie puts everything in perspective


How does a balding middle-aged man topple dragons, meth dealers, and zombies for our top spot? By delivering the most touching, poignant, and darkly comic television of the year. Louie's third season was the excellent series' strongest one yet, centered on the title character's search for a sense of self. He went to Miami and forged a strange friendship with a lifeguard, he toured New York with a crazy woman, he took on David Letterman in an epic three-episode arc, and he had to go all the way to China to find someone who wanted to spend New Year's with him. If Louie is the future of television, then put us in a cryogenic chamber immediately and freeze us until the quality of everything else catches up.

Previously: Louie's Season 3 Finale: Finding It, Half a World Away


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completely agree with top three!!
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At least Person of Interest reached as high as #15. That was much higher than I was expecting, so I am very happy. :)
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the organization of the olimpics was the worst come on England you can do better than that, there where parts who were good but the opening ceremony WTF??
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Season 3 of Louie was the worst, I didn't laugh once. Except the 3 episode with Letterman, it was not that good. My number one would be the episode with the train of Breaking bad, I think i didn't breathe during the entire episode cause I was so much into it...
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TWD best-rated show this year? awesome and totally righteous.
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Heh, I only cared about #s 8 and 9 on this list. The rest I have no idea what they are about.
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Glad that TWD got 2 spots on this list. It truly has improved from last season.
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If AHS gets put in a 1920's carnival with Quinto as the Ringmaster and Lange a fortune teller for starters, then I imagine it will be in the top 10 again. Throw in some Dr. Moreau animals, immortal trapeze artists, werewolves and clowns, and I say BINGO!. Maybe a Number 1.
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Quinto + carnival = Season 4 of Heroes.
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Called it!!!!
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Please do not denigrate any tv show with comparisons to season of 4 of Heroes. The real Syler died at the end of season 1 and everything afterwards was a dream.
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Look, we can sit here and comment on "this should be #1" or "that should be #9" but the article is already written. No top 100 list is going to ever be perfect. Just take it for what it is and watch some TV.
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New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, Happy Endings, Don't Trust the B----, and Go On are great comedies? Don't Trust the B---- is the only decent one in the bunch. that, plus praising American Horror Story and Mad Men's worst season make this a pretty poor Top 10...
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Did we over look the episode of Breaking Bad when the kid was shot dead and disposed of?? I know that was such a kind of tabu scene since involving a child but that was pretty shocking and such a powerful episode that I thought it would have made it to the top 100. *shrugs*
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Killing off children isnt taboo on Game of Thrones, it happens a lot.
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My #1 has to be Walter shooting Olivia dead in Brave New World part 2. It was just such a well put together scene.

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AHS should be 1 and New Tuesday 2. Prediction for next AHS season, Late 1900 Jack the Ripper style maybe in San Francisco LOL
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I'm glad I wasn't the only thing who almost...ALMOST...fell off the walking dead wagon
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Tuesdays, yes. The rest, not so much.
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Not the overall list I would have done, but its acceptable. Glad to see the second season of American Horror Story with its own entry and agree that season three expectations are now ridiculously high. Also happy to see the much-improved Walking Dead and the always-great Game of Thrones. I understand the lumping together of Tuesday night comedies (since there are only 100 entries) and agree that they all deserve a place in the top 10, but am very sad that Community is not one of them (damn you NBC!). The only thing I would have added to the top 10 in place of the Olympics is Ben's proposal to Leslie, which not only was the most surprising thing this season (even amidst all the deaths), but was the only thing to make me cry.
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I really love the Breaking Bad jail killing scene you selected at 3, it was beautiful and the music worked ironically well. However, when I think the first half of season 5 I think of Todd killing the kid, Walt killing Mike, and Hank finding out. They were just more impactful moments
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only thing more boring than this list was royal wedding
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Hank taking a shit and discovering 'the little secret' about Walter is my personal number 1, but it even isn't in the top 100, wtf?
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Oh yes how could I forget that episode
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Louie is number 1? Seriously?! The writer needs perspective, badly.
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I think the problem here is that #1 spot went to a small show. Sidenote: this is not a problem for me though. I was actually hoping for this, but did not expect it.
It's a small show in the US in general, it's a small show even on cable standards, it's even quite a small show in TV.Com world (which is basically meant to be a place to talk about shows like Louie in the first place) even though its loved by quite a few here.

I watch Louie and most others shows here. I don't watch AHS and Breaking Bad from this list only. I totally believe Breaking Bad is good so I have no complaints here and AHS seems crazy enough to be really good.

My point is, even though a show is small, it does not mean it was not the best thing this year. There were so many amazing things in that short 12 episode 20 minute season that it was damn near perfection.

If the staff catered to masses (TV.Com masses, not the general US masses) only, the list would have been:
4 -10 whatever. Probably even Revolution would be up there (over Tim's dead body though)
3. Homeland
2. Breaking Bad
1. Game of Thrones

Also, remember that this list is not a Best Shows list. A single moment or a scene from one show can be #1 and an overall great season of a terrific show can be #2. I think Louie made the #1 spot because it had an incredible amount of those moments in a very short season AND was overall an excellent season even on as high standards as Louie.

Remember that this list is also just... for fun. It's what the TV.Com STAFF liked over the year. If the staff was the size of 10000 people and the process was being carried out during the whole year with great care and that would be basically all they do, ONLY THEN the list would be an objective list which could represent the whole population. And even then it could be argued with... Also, then it would represent the whole population which we know is extremely stupid about their TV choices, isn't that why we are here, on TV.Com in the first place? And it would be impossible for them to represent the population of TV.Com so why should they try? It would only be a half-ass job, similar to a half-ass show that tries to cater to everyone but eventually reaches nobody. So they made the only decision they could make and made the list as their OPINION - the staff's opinion. They even asked us for our contribution earlier and many things were included in this Top 100. So, why complain? Everything is just fine. The (staff's) list is great, I may or may not agree with some entries on the whole top 100, but that's my OPINION. Please, people, make your own Top 100, I would be happy to read them and comment on them (not being sarcastic).

Happy New Year everyone!
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Sorry guys but I have to disagree with 6 of what you made top ten. Louie at number 1, Come'on really?
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Where's The Newsroom?? And the Fix You scene, or the opening scene of the pilot? (or a lot of other scenes more).
I'm happy to see my favourite shows, but TN deserved a spot in the top 10 or 20.
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The Newsroom is not supposed to be nowhere near the TOP 10.

Also, the opening scene of the pilot IS on the list. Somewhere lower.
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"TN deserved a spot in the top 10 or 20" (IMO). Anywhere else on the list is not cool.
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What is it that you like about it?
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I agree with most of the top 20. There's a reason why most of the Showtime, Fx, and Hbo shows make it. Those shows aren't pandering by generating fluff that can satisfy a wide general audience. Primetime neworks have a hard time to create the same quality programming without dropping in ratings. Awake was intriguing, but got axed, Community is on it's last legs, and Fringe is semi-canceled. What I'm saying is the most praiseworthy shows aren't on primetime, so most people won't understand unless they watch cable networks. Once and a while a groundbreaking show is on network primetime, but it usually gets cancelled (Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks, Pushing Daisies, Joss Whedon shows . . . ). Primetime dramas seem to have little chance to put out a great show, but some of their comedies do work out.
For those complaining that their Desperate Housewives, Grey's, anything on the CW these days, or other lukewarm dramas that weren't up higher; maybe try watching some of the shows and see for yourself.
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True. However, I think there is more to it. The Good Wife is a very high quality show and it is on CBS. And the only related entry is very down the list. Not complaining, just stating. You are right about the reasons why quality shows don´t last in primetime (imo), but then it is a mystery why those that last and can compete in quality, they are not given more credit.
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Nicely put! :)
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Where the hell is the Desperate Housewives finale?
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Exactly where it belongs - nowhere.
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Sherlock and New Girl were my favorite moments this year. Zombie Zoo and Nick in the pool with the old guy were my favorites of the year.
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It was in my top 20 :D Nick in the pool made me cry laughing.
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How in the world the scene of Nick with the old guy in the pool on the episode "Menzies" of New Girl didn't made it into the Top 100!?
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I agree it should have been somewhere around 50. But maybe they just forgot, it's not possible to remember everything :)
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New Girl had SO many great moments; as did so many other shows. We chose True American over Nick in the pool, but probably could have named about 10 different things about New Girl that were worthy. The entirety of "The Fluffer." Winston reading Nick's zombie novel. Etc. etc. When you only have 100 items to work with, you definitely have to limit the number of times one show can appear, you know?
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Understandable :)
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Where the hell was "Sherlock Season 2 Finale" ? :)
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You guys put together a great top 100. I'm already counting the days till the next one starts!
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no offense,but what are you smoking? that was a great top 100? I disagree...I thought there should be some other shows in there,but I get it,that we got people,who agree and disagree with list. Why would you count days to next one? I think it is silly and you can spend your time better...watching some show or doing something better with your free time. Yes,yes I know,your free time,you can spend it however you want it. I was just making suggestion.
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Dude, what are YOU smoking?
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I think that was merely an expression...
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Aside from that though, I totally agree with the thing about Tuesdays!
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Top 10???? Seriously?
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A lot of readers might disagree with the list because they've seen far fewer shows than the people who made it and can't fully relate to each choice. However, I've seen all of these shows and think the list was well made. "Blackwater" could have been higher though. And the prison murders scene from Breaking Bad was great and all, but there were so many other great scenes to choose from and it seems arbitrary just to pick that one specific scene, when you could've picked "Breaking Bad's Cinematography" or something broad like that.
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I completely agree about Blackwater. It was incredibly done! And that man's face they show above is actually the man that narrates the series' audiobooks. I love that he was included in the series!!!
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this is top 10,huh?......"interesting" to say the least....I mean wooow,really...this is top 10?
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I love how people come on here and complain about the list.
Just because your favorite show wasn't #1 it does not mean the list sucks.
I'm sure there was probably a bunch of work put into this.

Maybe it could be used as an example of some good shows out there that you are not watching yet. I know that there are a few that I am going to check out.

The best part is I see a couple people mention a Firefly reunion, was it on tv? if not then it probably shouldn't be on the list as this is the list of TV shows for 2012.
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Yep, Firefly reunion was on TV. They probably forgot about it, since it was never mentioned here anywhere, even on the FTW/WTF lists.
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You know what we definitely forgot was to mention the Firefly reunion in the Joss Whedon item. Both the panel at Comic-Con and the reunion special on TV were great.
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yes, the Firefly reunion was on TV.
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I think everyone has a different definition of what is "best" and things such as some dudes face (which definitely didn't make my top 10 no matter how much I enjoy game of thrones :) and "we didn't give up on girls and the walking dead and they turned out to be good" wasn't much better. We searching for the top ten reasons to watch T.V. in 2012.
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Since I don't watch a whole lot of TV, I saw this specific list - 1-10 - as being filled with things I wouldn't have a clue about (and probably wouldn't want to see anyway). Boy, was I surprised and thrilled to see one of the few shows I DO watch right there in the #2 slot!!! (Before you ask, "Why did you want to see the list if you don't watch?" I have a kind of OCD thing about countdown lists, particularly at the end of the year. As soon as I see "Top 10/25/100", I usually don't care about the category...I'll click on it!)
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I know a lot of people will hate on this list but I really like the Top5. Those were just 5 awesome events which probably not everyone had the pleasure to witness but that doesn't make it any less great. Btw: Ain't it funny that the top spots are again filled with Tim's shows?
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It was indeed a pretty great top 5. Nothing to say about that. 4 of my 5 favourite shows are there, so... :D
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Agreed, Top 5 is great.

But I don't think those are Tim's shows. From what I gather from the Editors' picks of Best 2012 and from the podcasts, most of these are watched and loved by Tim, Price and Jen. Price picked Louie as his best comedy. All 3 of them watch Homeland and I think not a single person on the staff doesn't watch Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, they would be fired probably.
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Firing is harsh, but we definitely all agreed on what should be in the top ten. ;)
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...in the end, at least.
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i'm not a fan of louis CK, but i might give his sitcom a go, but why wasn't one tree hill's excellent final season included in the top 100?? they included bobby's death from supernatural which was not at all tear jerking, the writers have killed him off way too many times for me to care anymore, then when they finally KILLED him off the bring him back as a ghost who cant move on?? it was pathetic, sera gamble ruined supernatural for 2 seasons, it should have ended in season 5.

damages final season should have been alot higher, absolutely gripping drama that deserved emmy's

firefly 10th anniversary at comc-con should have been included (it may not have aired on tv but it was worth watching on youtube)

nikita definitely should have been included, one of the best and under-rated dramas on tv

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Very happy about #1!
Other amazing things - #2 - The Walking Dead rises from the dead!
#4 - What a scene. One of the three scenes most memorable for me among Louie's and Liz's conversation on the roof and the Blackwater green explosions.
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Huh. Well a lot of things in that this were fantastic, I've never seen Louie so a little surprised but whatevs, I guess it's good?
Loved 9, 8, 7, 5 and most importantly the best number 2!!! The Walking Dead has come quite far in ways of charcter development.
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not really too convinced about this top 10...
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No Sherlock???
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Yea thats disappointing.. For me the final scene in episode 3 when sherlock is shown alive should have been on the list... That was like one of the best moments on televsion...
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Sherlock had a spot as #25, the Sherlock and Watson fight.
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Thank you! That was such an awesome moment. Am glad they included it.
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nope.
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Couldn't disagree more with number one, Louie CK is such a mean, pessimistic, and negative person I can't stand watching him. I guess it's a matter of opinion, but if tv starts to be more like that then maybe I'll stop watching, the rest of the list was good though.
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I literally can't imagine a show or a comic who could uplift me more, make me feel more positive or happy than what Louis CK does on Louie or on his stand up. You might be missing the point.

Anyway, to quote FringeFanatic "But I guess opinions and stuff"
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Probably my best quote.
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I don't see Louis CK as pessimistic or negative. He's kind of like Bill Hicks, in terms of his material being driven less by funny things and more by the messed up things he sees. He CAN be mean, but no meaner than other comedians. The only difference between him and those other comedians is what he's willing to say, and he doesn't say those things to offend, he says them because often times they're things we shouldn't be afraid to say. That's the point. He's jabbing a finger at society, because as it is now, we're addicted to being miserable, and simultaneously unable to handle it when someone acknoledges why that's so screwed up. It's not negativity, he's just observing a lot of shit and then, yes, essentially complaining about it, but he's not a man without hope. That's what he and Bill Hicks have in common - they essentially complain in a funny manner about the bad things in the world, and then drop some poignancy and hope on you. It's what Bill Hicks was known for, and luckily we have someone to do it for us now.
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My Top 5:
5. "8. The spectacle of the London Olympics" (even better in Canada on CTV, Sportsnet, TSN, ATN, OLN, etc)
4. "11. Community stays special"
3. "24. A legen............ dary proposal"
2. "5. This guy's face in Blackwater"
1. Not even listed, The Big Bang Theory S05 E18 "The Werewolf Transformation".

From Sheldon trying to get his haircut from Mr D'Onofrio's nepher Angelo, to 'embracing the chaos' with his bad boy hair style, to playing the bongos at 3am, to comparing SuperCuts to Sodom and Gomorrah as they cut both men and womens hair, to Amy convincing him to let Penny cut his hair by saying 'there's not a hair on my body I wouldn't let this woman trim'. But best of all was Howard's space training with no tents, sleeping in a hole that he dug in the ground, with his bare hands, and sometime during the night, an armadillo crawling inside... and spooning him. But the piece de resistance that gives this the #1 spot in my list of 2012 is: "I ate a butterfly. It was so small, and beautiful. And I was so hungry."
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When Big Bang Theory is the best thing that happened all year in television, we are in big trouble..
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Agreed. Especially when I saw the Santa Claus scene while channel surfing.

Sheldon asking Santa about his christmas gift:

Sheldon: Am I getting a train? *laugh track*
Santa: Nooooo. *laugh track*
Sheldon: I'm getting two trains. *laugh track*
Santa: Nooooo.
Sheldon: Three trains? *laugh track*

No offense to anyone watching but I just don't get it. Not hating, just my opinion.
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I agree the Santa Claus scene wasn't hillarious. And if we made a list of the top 10 TBBT episodes, most would come from the first three seasons. The Santa Claus scene would not even make my top 100.

But I am refering to one wonderful episode in particular as my #1, "The Werewold Transformation", season 5 episode 18. Rebuttling that their best episode of 2012 should not be #1 because a scene in another episode from season 6 was not good doesn't make sense.

That's like saying Blackwater shouldn't be in the top 5, cause GoT season 2 wasn't faithful to the book or cause there was a staggering imbalance in storylines with Dany being diminuated.
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You got me there, it is a little unfair for me to base the comedic value of a series based on a scene alone.

My friends keep telling me to watch the show so sometimes I do. And I really think that the show relies too much on big words and exaggerated gestures or movements to make it seem funny. There are gems of genuine laughter here and there, but around it are awkward conversations (much like what I stated above) that has laugh tracks & audience laughter every sentence, and it kinda bums me out.

Just my opinion safi_z, what I say will not affect your viewing pleasure either way, just happy to express my thoughts. I am new here. and I am just glad that I am not bashed or insulted for not liking BBT. This community is great!

With that said, have a great year bud! May we enjoy another year of good TV.

P.S. does anyone know when the deadpool scores will be up? Hahahahahahaha!
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there are no "laugh tracks" !!!!! how many different people need to say this to how many different people!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! F**********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************CK
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There are laugh tracks. They have live audiences, but sometimes they overreact or underreact which is then compensated for in the editing room. What if there was a joke, the script said "pause for laughter" and the audience didn't laugh? Would they leave that gap of awkwardness in the episode? As you can see that does not happen, so no. I think the extras of Friends DVD set had a story about taping in front of live audiences and they said similar things.
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Ummmm... ok, if there are no laugh tracks as you claim, and that was actual "live studio audiences" that were laughing at THAT conversation, then that is actually worse. I weep for the people who found that particular conversation funny.

ANYWAY, just my thoughts mcepin3. It's not like my opinion will make you stop watching what you like, so take a little chill pill and have a happy new year! Blessings all around :)
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Yes, I was expecting a solo entry for THAT Spartacus kill. Instead it had a mention for a lesser moment someway back in the list. Also, there was no mention of It's always sunny in this list - from the top of my head the McPoyle's zombie wedding could have rated a spot. Also, no Damages.
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The IASIP zombie wedding definitely would have been the moment we included. It came up, but ultimately got edged out.
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haha, ok fair enough... I suppose! It is after all your list!
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Pretty solid list. Altho I think I need to start watching more serious dramas, like Breaking Bad and Homeland. I was also unrealistically hoping for another Community nod in the top 10. And where was Veep! Maybe it's just my love for Baby Buster but I think that show is wildly underrated.

I look forward to this every year. It always convinces me to watch new shows.
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Only 2 entries for GoT!?! For shame.
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Gotta spread the love, you know? With only 100 items, we can't let any one show have more than two or three entries, otherwise we wouldn't even come close to representing every series we'd ideally include.
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Major win on giving Louie the number one item rank, truly an original show, poignant and hilarious is hard to pull off. Great top 10 observations. The Tues. night comedys are a mixed bag and I'm not in the demo for Girls but will check it out.
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we should have expected that #1 will always be disappointing year after year
but great #9,7,5,4,2
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