The best TV series this decade

My favorite TV show ever are the seasons 3-6 of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. What a classic. I always talk about “seasons” and not TV shows in their entirety though because quality can really differ from year to year. Just like with TNG, seasons 1 and 2 were unwatchable while the last season 7 the overall quality became a major issue… Speaking about this decade, here are my best TV show seasons (no sitcoms included), along with my rating:

1. Lost, season 1: 9/10
2. 24, season 2: 8.5/10 (it would finish first if it wasn’t for the lame Kim Bauer subplot)
3. Lost, season 2: 8/10
4. Firefly, season 1: 8/10
5. The 4400, season 1: 7.5/10
6. 24, season 4: 7.5/10
7. Invasion, season 1: 7/10
8. 24, season 5: 7/10
9. The 4400, season 2: 6.5/10
10. House MD, seasons 1&2: 6.5/10

As you can see, in the 6 years of this decade, I truly enjoyed 6 shows only (I mostly watch History, Discovery, Science, National Geographic and the Military channels instead of normal TV). I am pretty difficult to please as I require some compelling mystery & plot and (preferably sci-fi) action. Although, sorry David, I just don’t get the new version of ‘Battlestar Galactica’, while the Stargate family of series were shot too cheaply for my taste with a confusing background plot. And don’t let me start about the terrible “Star Trek: Enterprise”. ;-)

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stormrider wrote on May 26th, 2006 at 5:18 AM PST:

one reason 24 season 4 was the best was that there were no stupid kim subplots!!!
I must start watching “Lost” episodes, too many people tell me that it is a must-see.

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Eugenia wrote on May 26th, 2006 at 7:25 AM PST:

Yes, Lost is very good. But from what I know, ET-1 started already showing them 3 months ago, so you wouldn’t “get” into it if you start now. I suggest you find someone with the first season DVD so you can enjoy it from its beginning.

Wanker wrote on June 12th, 2006 at 11:49 AM PST:

Q, why don’t you mention your obvious obsession with really bad television shows in your hobby list post prior? All these shows you list are also poor, at best. But then again, I’m not hooked into their story lines either. Watching the shows you list is like watching once ok actors turn to get food stamps at the local actors guild, only to find they have to “work” for the stamps instead.

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Eugenia wrote on June 13th, 2006 at 9:11 AM PST:

These shows are just fine, thank you.

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