Toronto Mike

Filling the Void: TV in 2008


A lot of my favourite television shows weren't seen in 2008.  The Sopranos finished up in 2007 while Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords took the year off.  In 2008 I watched less traditional television than ever before, spending more time with documentaries and movies.

I was about to throw down my ten favourite television shows of 2008, but I didn't follow ten shows in 2008.  Well, if I count my Sunday night Fox block, we just hit ten.

Here are the ten shows I watched in 2008, in order of preference.

  1. 30 Rock
  2. True Blood
  3. The Office
  4. Family Guy
  5. Dexter
  6. The Simpsons
  7. The Life and Times of Tim
  8. Great Britain USA
  9. American Dad
  10. Californication

I got excited about very little of the above in 2008, but I do want to spend a moment on True Blood.  We watched HBO's True Blood "On Demand" and loved it.  I'm not really a vampire guy, but this thing sets a sexy tone and keeps you interested throughout the 12 episodes.  It also sets up season two nicely, and I'll be back for more.

Canadian Anna Paquin is super good as Sookie Stackhouse and it's created by Alan Ball, the dude who created my favourite television drama of all time.  If you subscribe to TMN and get channel 308, do yourself a favour and check out True Blood.

True Blood
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