We spend a lot of time griping about all the things that are wrong with TV. However, it is sort of our favorite thing, so we figured that for Thanksgiving it would be appropriate to reflect on some of the wonderful tasty treats this fall.
1. True Blood's Lafayette
We're hooked on this new series, and there's lots of reasons we love it, but Lafayette is the icing on the cake and our favorite person on the show. While it's not looking good for the fate of this character, his sassy attitude and charismatic appeal really livened things up. Alternately funny, slightly sleazy and so outspoken, he was just fabulous. Who knew we'd be so grateful that a drug dealer had entered our lives?
2. 13 Episodes of Pushing Daisies
Our initial reaction to Pushing Daisies not getting picked up was anger. While we're still in the midst of depression, today we're trying to look at it as a glass-half-full situation. At least the show got a second season, and it got 13 episodes and didn't just get unceremoniously yanked from the air with no resolution at all. We're going to savor every delicious moment we've got left.
3. Neil Patrick Harris
We can't get enough of NPH. Why else would we watch something called the World Magic Awards? NPH has been delighting us as
4. Next season of Dancing with the Stars won't have Cloris Leachman
Sure, the Cloris Leachman schtick was funny for a while, but then once she started doing that horrible gyrating and humping on the dance floor with her partner, we were kind of over it. It seems doubtful that they'd ever be able to find a celebrity more outrageous than her, so we're thinking it may be safe to come out and watch this show again in the spring.
5. BBC America
This one little network brings us so much delight, especially in the form of Torchwood, Skins and Primeval. Not only are the shows first-rate, but we also get to watch things like Worst Week of My Life, before they get made into a muddled mess of mediocrity for U.S. viewers.
6. Heroes Pairing Up Sylar and Elle
Yeah, we were shocked that Heroes made our thankful list, but while the show itself is still a shadow of its Season 1 goodness, some promising developments are keeping us watching. We're most excited about the pairing the conflicted evildoer Sylar and the former company gal Elle. Zachary Quinto and Kristen Bell together are electric!
7. Brenda Walsh's Return
90210 2.0 isn't exactly the most amazing show to ever hit the airwaves; however, it did do right by bringing Brenda Walsh back. No one does bitchy, righteous, actress better than Shannen Doherty in her legendary teen role. At least that much hasn't changed. Now if they could just do something about the new kids...
8. Grey's Anatomy
We're thankful that we've got this show to kick around. It constantly annoys us with ridiculous storylines (Denny back from the dead and making out with Izzie!) and off-screen drama (abruptly firing the actress playing their newly openly gay character), which gives us lots to write about. It is truly a treasure for bloggers on a slow news day.
9. Sons of Anarchy for Bringing Peg Bundy Back
Any show that wants to cast Katey Sagal as a badass biker bitch is okay by us, not to mention that this new series is gritty and seriously rocks. It almost makes us okay with the fact that The Shield just ended. Almost.
10. Somehow they didn't manage to destroy Life on Mars
As mentioned in our BBC America shout-out, so many shows lose their spirit when they're remade across the pond. But this one's done a great job keeping its integrity. We're hooked.
Since it's Thanksgiving, and we always end up overstuffed, of course we've got too many things that we're thankful for. Here are a couple more bonus TV treats we're thankful for. Think of them as dessert.
Supernatural's Jensen Ackles playing air guitar on his leg
We can't tell you how many times we've watched the bonus footage of Dean rockin' out to "Eye of the Tiger." It's a real pick-me-up.
Ugly Betty actually got good again
We were worried about Betty. It derailed seriously last season, and started out questionably this fall. But somehow it's back in its prime. The key? More Marc and Amanda, which we've been saying all along.
What TV things are you thankful for this fall? Let us know!
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