TV.com's Top 100 Everything of 2012, Vol. 2: Items 90-81

You're back! The dream of the '80s is alive on TV.com, as we bring you installment numero dos of our Top 100 Everything on Television for 2012. In this collection, you'll find blood and boobs, some very silly names, and one man's exclamation of his love of science. You know, normal TV stuff.

We'll trot out our picks 10 at a time, every weekday through the end of the year, so check back regularly to see what else made the cut or to learn how to count down from 100.



90. Spartacus has a blood orgy!


Starz's hack-and-slash series is well-known for its brutal violence and depictions of depraved sexual intercourse. But did you know that it sometimes offers both... at the same time!?!?! The season premiere of Spartacus: Vengeance staged a bloodbath at an orgy and it was gloriously over-the-top, under-the-back, all-over-the-front, and pooled all over people's bottoms. Even a guy who was just observing the sexy action and taking care of himself got penetrated, and not in the way he hoped. (And yes, there is video available; just know that it's not particularly high-quality and very NSFW.)

Previously: Spartacus "Fugitivus" Review: Spartacus Returns with a Vengeance



89. Happy Endings makes a man out of a boy


Picking out a single Happy Endings highlight for a list of 100 awesome things is like trying to find a snowflake in a haystack or whatever the saying is. But we settled on this Boys II Menorah music video because A) Damon Wayans Jr., B) Adam Pally, and C) all those frickin' steps.

Previously: Happy Endings "Boys II Menorah" Review: On the Wings of Love Airlines



88. Being Human gets off to a good start


Attention, people who make TV: This is how you start off an episode of television. Set to Josh Ritter's "Change of Time," the cold open of the second episode was the season's true beginning as Josh, Aidan, and Sally saw their problems go from worst to worstest. A beautiful sequence and a sign of what this show can be when everything is working.

Previously: Being Human "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" Review: Monsters With People Problems



87. Nick gives everyone the finger in the season finale of Bachelor Pad


Everyone who competes on ABC's wretched and awesome Bachelor Pad deserves to have horrible things happen to them as they claw their way toward tabloid fame. Well, almost everyone. Nick spent the season on the outside of the cliques and was dismissed as a weirdo, but when it came time to cut the cake, he ate the whole damn thing himself in a first for the show. Nick, you're probably a scumbag, but since you screwed everyone else over you're okay in our book. (Sorry about the poor quality of the video, but the tears taste just as good.)



86. Sister Mary Eunice


The second season of FX's American Horror Story is home to all sorts of freaks, but none are as adorable as Sister Mary Eunice, the goody-goody nun who took a turn for the worse when a demon decided to jump her bones, skin, and the rest of her body. Jessica Lange (justifiably) gets a lot of the AHS attention, but we think Lily Rabe is the standout of Season 2.



85. Alphas' Nina gives herself a little shove


Syfy's Alphas is more than superpowered Law & Order, it's a look at how "heightened" abilities affect people—and nothing showed that better than "When Push Comes to Shove," an episode focusing on bad-girl Nina. She's lived a life of manipulation with her ability to control others, but when she hit a low point, she actually used her ability on herself to make herself believe something that wasn't true, delivering the series' most shocking twist.

Previously: Alphas "When Push Comes to Shove" Review: Pushed to the Edge



84. Key & Peele plays the name game


Comedy Central's sketch-show darlings have only gotten better, and this highlight of a strong season is a perfect showcase for their mix of cultural insight and stoner silliness. Watch 'til the end for the Shyamalanian tweeest!



83. "Yeah bitch, magnets! Oh!"


A Breaking Bad actor must be able to master a few emotions: raw anger, encompassing fear, bleak sorrow. But Emmy-winner Aaron Paul has another one that flows with ease... pure joy. And when Jesse's plan was tested and approved, this quote became a defining mantra for Season 5.

Previously: Breaking Bad "Live Free Or Die" Review: Loose Ends



82. The tension of Awake's "Two Birds"


The penultimate episode of Awake's first and only season decided that it would grab us by the throats and shake us until we almost gave up. Gripping from start to finish, "Two Birds" killed a bunch of dudes, unraveled a conspiracy, and heightened the sense of danger all while jumping between realities in this frenetically paced episode.

Previously: Awake "Two Birds" Review: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges



81. Pillowman


Piilowman destroy Blanket Town and all its inhabitants! Pillowman is an unstoppable juggle knob!

Previously: Community "Pillows and Blankets" Review: Pillows are the New Paintballs


Check back tomorrow for items 80-71!


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Awake was a very clever and interesting show. It's too bad it never caught on with the mainstream audience. That show was good enough to where I will buy it for sure. If anyone hasn't checked it out, you should. A short 1 season commitment of 12-13 episodes is not too bad. ;)
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Lily Rabe is amazing as Sister Mary Eunice. I hope she's in Season 3 of AHS! I'm so in love with her now I don't I could watch AHS without her on it.
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That 7 minute video actually makes me wish I'd seen the show.
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Heh heh, Boys II Menorah, awesome callout.

Good on the Key & Peele college bowl TV roster parody, that bit was funny, stupid, and then so stupid it was funny again.
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I know its been hit and miss this season, but Barney proposing to Robin has to be on this list, and honestly Barney proposing to Quinn was also pretty great too.
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Something about Community has to be first on the list.
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Pillowman and Alphas OH YES
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Happy Endings' Boyz II Menorah episode was hilarious and I'm glad to see that the song made the list. All the steps that were secrets were hilarious.
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the killing of sepia in spartacus better be number 1
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Pillowman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Although to be fair the mind blowing ness of Awake getting a spot is pretty sweet.
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Wow Shows how much I've weaned myself off of tv this pt year. Seeing this list I definitely would have put Bear of POI snd shirtless white collar higher.
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So many good things on the list:
That Alphas' episode was spectacular!
Awake was superb!
Pillowman awesome!

I don't watch Being Human, but man that cold open was good.
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Being Human is really good I suggest watching, season 3 premieres in january
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I believe you. I'm keeping it for later :)
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This Nina-centered episode has probably been one of Alphas' best so far. I loved it, it was emotional but not corny and offered a great twist. Thumbs up, Alphas Team!
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Hahaha. K&P had me rolling on the floor with laughter. So funny!
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Happy Endings has been f*cking amazing! One of the best sitcoms on TV.
I haven't seen any of American Horror Story yet, but I still intend on buying the DVD!
I seriously hope there is a lot more Community to come on this list, Pillowman was awesome but there is so much more to come (was sexy Ms. Santa Annie this season?)
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Cool so far I watch, Happy Endings, Community, Alphas, Being Human and AHS:A so I can't wait for the rest of the list!!!!
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The only one I saw was Happy Endings, and as you said, picking a highlight is tricky since there's something in practically every episode that's super amaahzing.

I've been meaning to see a few of these other shows, especially Spartacus. I didn't click the video. Something to look forward to. :)

I still can't bring myself to check out Being Human, since I'm a long-time fan of the UK version.

And I count myself as a Community fan, but I got a bit burned out on it and haven't watched this year.
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Wow. We've only managed to the top 80 and it's already way too awesome! What an amazing year for television.
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Again this year has been great and your making a great list with no flaws till now.
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I really hope Alphas comes back, best sci-fi show right now
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I was thinking(kind of hoping) that the Spartacus bloodbath would be one of the top 20s.
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Nina!!! Best episode of the series.
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I don't watch any of these shows, but whoa, wasn't that scene on "Spartacus" bloody bizarre? Yeah, yeah, I know, pun intended. Nick's scene was also funny to see and, once again, I see another Breaking Bad video that makes me wanna Netflix up this show now. See you guys tomorrow.
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i don't watch any of this shows but nick keeping the money was awesome!!!
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I don't watch any of these shows... Sadness! Will just have to wait for the next 10.
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Considering Breaking Bad and Community are on this list, you just told the world that you suck.
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Heh. Ouch. Maybe I just have different tastes?

Like, with comedies, I find myself getting bored of them very easily. I prefer dramas. In my entire, I've only become a fan of a handful of comedies, and MASH is my absolute favorite, and it's years before my time. Comedies just don't grip me. Though, Go On has been quite good, but even now, I'm already way behind because I keep putting it off.

Breaking Bad... I've considered giving it a shot, but I'm not certain it's my kind of show. Nothing about the premise or cast has really stuck out at me anytime I consider watching a few episodes, so then I always decide to watch or do something else.

I'm not saying you're wrong. I happily profess that I don't follow the mold, and I watch what I want, not because it's popular or has won a ton of awards, and this often leaves me watching less-than-average television that suits me just fine. So, if this makes me lame... Sorry? Haha.
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Community isn't popular and didn't won much awards =(...Still is the best comedy out there...or at least it was til Harmon got fired...we'll have to see.

Watch BB if you like dramas...you won't be disappointed
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really, Breaking Bad is not less than average. I get your point, but sometimes popularity DOES say something.
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Oh, no! I meant that what I watch is probably less-than-average... Not Breaking Bad. =) Sorry for the confusion. I'm sure Breaking Bad is awesome. I've just never felt compelled to watch it.
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Sister Mary Eunice!!! Such a good character.
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I'm guessing Pepper's in the top 10...
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I hope so!!!!!!
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Agree!
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I don't watch any of these shows. I will just wait for the next 10 items...
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Wow, I watch 6 of them, Spartacus, Key & Peele, Happy Endings, Community, Breaking bad & Awake (at least, I watched Awake), you're missing out
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anything to do with Spartacus and SOA should be top 15 at least if not top 10 or even the best!!
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Second (specifically the Spartacus nod).
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YEAH, BITCH! MAGNETS! OH!
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Winner.
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