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Top TV Shows of 2004

Thursday, January 13th, 2005 · 4 Comments

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately, and honing in on my favorites is never an easy task. My Time Warner DVR, though it pales in comparison to a Tivo box, from what I hear (mine doesn’t always work quite right and its usability leaves a lot to be desired), is good enough to give me up to 80 hours of programming at any given time.

So like Phil, though with considerably less detail than his list, I present to you my favorite TV shows from 2004:

  1. Desperate Housewives: Brilliant and funny writing, attractive and scantily-clad women, and mystery. How can you go wrong?
  2. Six Feet Under: Long my favorite show, any list would not be complete without it.
  3. Sex & the City: Ditto what I said about Desperate Housewives.
  4. The OC: It’s like 90210 for the next generation, and those of us who aren’t too cool to admit we love it.
  5. Real Time with Bill Maher: Bill’s the man. He knows his shit and isn’t afraid to flaunt it.
  6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Quickly becoming the de facto news source for the times (what does that say about the state of media in this country?), Jon Stewart gets it. And he and his staff are fucking funny, too.
  7. 24: I only recently got into this show, but it’s like an adrenaline rush. Squared.
  8. Lost: I’ve only seen the first few episodes so far (have a bunch more waiting on the DRV), but really good writing, good story, good mystery.
  9. Curb Your Enthusiasm: Larry David rules. His dry sense of humor and wit crack me the hell up.
  10. Da Ali G Show: As any of his several characters, Sascha Cohen will do and get away with anything, from poking fun at Andy Rooney to talking slavery with southern businessmen who admit it would be nice to have some slaves. Booyakasha.
  11. Family Bonds: Featuring the tough yet loving family who will arrest your ass and haul you off to jail if you skip out on bail, this show helps you realize what’s important in life (family).
  12. CSI (Miami, Vegas): Formulaic and sprinkled with conservative themes, the CSI series is the most popular in the country for a reason. Entertaining and fun to solve the crimes along with the CSIs. (Fellow Vassar classmate Jon Togo recently joined the cast of the Miami edition, so that makes it a bit surreal to watch now.)

Yeah, so what if my list looks a lot like Phil’s? What can I say? The man has good taste.

Runners-up:

  • Surreal Life
  • Drawn Together
  • Arrested Development
  • Smallville

Tags: television

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah Crawford // Jan 13, 2005 at 1:28 pm

    You didn’t mention Arrested Development! I’m disappointed in you, man….

  • 2 Gabe A_nderson // Jan 13, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    good call, sarah! let’s add that to the runner-up category. i’ve only seen it a handful of times, but i agree that it should be on my list. :)

  • 3 Phil // Jan 14, 2005 at 11:37 am

    Thanks for citing my list! All hail Borat from Da Ali G Show. “We pretend we are husband and wife!!!”

  • 4 nat // Feb 2, 2005 at 12:38 am

    Gabe, sorry to dust off this old subjet, but I have to agree with Phil. Da Ali G Show is flat out funny.
    A couple of seasons ago, I would have called “Alias” my number one show. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it’s worthy of a top ten appearance- but I still watch in religiously.
    “24” is really intense, and I think it sits comfortably at number one right now.
    Damn this is long- ban me now:)
    I have to admit(and I hope you can relate), as new home owners, I seem to enjoy “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” more than I should.