Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part II)

Best Modernization Of A Genre: JUSTIFIED made Westerns cool again.

The Hello, I Must Be Going Award: After months spent publicizing the highly-buzzed-about drama LONE STAR, Fox pulled the series after airing just two episodes.
Best Flashback: 30 ROCK recreated the moment Liz Lemon became a prude thanks to an unfortunate situation involving a need to pee, roller skates, panties and a Tom Jones poster.
Breakout Star, Food Category: GLEE’s Grilled Cheesus.

Favorite Spokesperson: Dean Winters makes Allstate’s Mayhem the best thing to happen to insurance ads since the Geiko gecko. Our favorite line? “I’m all, OMG! Becky’s not even hot!”

Most Informative Hour: Night after night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow manages to make her left-leaning take on the day’s political news both hard-hitting and entertaining.
Couple We Never Saw Coming, Daytime Division: Amelia Heinle went from being “The Victoria who isn’t Heather Tom” to “The Victoria who is sheer magic” the moment THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS paired her alter ego with Billy Miller’s Billy.
Series We’d Like To Give A New Title: We no longer care what THE EVENT is. Instead, this show should be called RUNNING FROM PLACE TO PLACE DESPITE NOT MUCH ACTUALLY HAPPENING.
Best Surprise, Doppelganger Edition: We’ll admit to having rolled our eyes at the thought of Nina Dobrev taking on duel roles… and then we met THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Katherine.

In case you missed it:
Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part I)
Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part II)
Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part III)
Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part IV)
Our 2010 TV Year in Review (Part v)
The Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

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  • Shilo

    I’m watching Oz for the first time through Netflix and it’s so strange to see Ryan O’Reily trying to sell me insurance. Great commercials, though.

  • Nick

    Interesting trivia: Amelia Heinle was the original “Jack” in The WB’s Jack & Jill…and even taped the pilot. She was then replaced by the awesome Amanda Peet. Another gem of a show that ended too soon. It was amazing how even so-called “bad” (or low-rated) WB shows were so good. What a network, and what a loss.

  • Abby

    I’m really enjoying these. Could you include a link to the other parts? I tried to find Part I of this series – scrolled through quite a few pages but couldn’t seem to find it. Thanks!

  • Will be sure to for tomorrow’s edition. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • AHA

    The girl on the Event is so annoying! Sarah Roemer or something? I hate that type of hysteria in female characters, I don’t know a single woman in real life that acts that way. (and sure my friends are smart and level headed, that’s why they are my friends..)