The 2000s have come and gone. A new decade is about to begin and lists of the best movies, music, television, paint colors, boy band, furniture, light fixtures, etc. are pouring in. As we close out 2009 and the 2000s, I thought about my own list. But my list of television shows aren’t necessarily “the best,” but the shows that defined my decade. The shows that meant something to me the last ten years, shows that left their mark in my mind and in some cases my heart as well.
THE BEST RETURNING PRIMETIME SERIES
While many favorites will unfortunately not be returning this season, there are many that are. Just suggestions on what to check out. Here the best of the returning primetime series… (in order of premiere)
–BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCIFI)
Currently Airing Fridays @ 10PM; SEASON FINALE Friday, September 23
Simply one of the best dramas on television.
–SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA (CBS)
Premieres Next Thursday @ 8PM
Still one of the “reality show” elite.
–THE OFFICE (NBC)
Premieres Tuesday, September 20 @ 9:30PM
One of the funniest network comedies in years.
Premieres Wednesday, September 21 @ 9PM
The most exciting adventure on television.
–THE APPRENTICE 4 (NBC)
Premieres Thursday, September 22 @ 9PM
A better cast will make for a better season.
–THE AMAZING RACE 8: FAMILY EDITION (CBS)
Premieres Tuesday, September 27 @ 9PM
We’ll see how this one works out.
–VERONICA MARS (UPN)
Premieres Wednesday, September 28 @ 9PM
The biggest surprise of last season, definitely quality all around.
Premieres Thursday, September 29 @ 8PM
How will this possibly last season shape up for a once thrilling ride?
The Primetime Emmy Award nominations will be announced next month, and networks were busy promoting their shows for Emmy consideration. Here are the actors I think should be considered from the shows I actually watch. Tomorrow, I’ll post who I *want* to be nominated for Emmys, not who I *think* will be nominated. (Since most of the ones I want nominated will most likely NOT be nominated)
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES GAIL O’GRADY
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES TOM VERICA
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES RACHEL BOSTON
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES WILL ESTES
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES JONATHAN ADAMS
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES KRISTEN BELL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES ENRICO COLANTONI
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES TEDDY DUNN
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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES JENNIFER GARNER
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES VICTOR GARBER
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES RON RIFKIN
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES LENA OLIN
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES MARY MCDONNELL
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS TRICIA HELFER
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR JAMIE BAMBER
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES TERRY O’QUINN
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES MATTHEW FOX
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES EVANGELINE LILLY
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES DOMINIC MONAGHAN
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES JORGE GARCIA
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES YUNJIN KIM
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES EMILE DE RAVIN
LOST SEASON FINALE ABC
OMG… “The Others” appear out of nowhere… that was “Dark Shadows” freaky… I was expecting them to say that they were all already dead or something, they looked like it… Taking Walt? wow… what are they going to do to him? and then The Others blowing up the raft…
I think that was the only major twist tonight… we didn’t get to see what was inside the hatch… just a long passage/tunnel/thing into the ground… And the monster? what the hell was that black smoke? Is the dinosaur a witch or something and can transform into a puff of smoke?
Overall, it was still an awesome episode…
ALIAS SEASON FINALE ABC
We get back to the Rambaldi stuff… and that big red ball exploding into water like in season one’s finale with Vaughn getting stuck in the room after that red ball exploded… those infected zombies were pretty freaky too… were they supposed to bring on the end of the world? So the small device was just a blueprint of sorts for the big device? I get it now…
And I was saying to myself… “wow… is Alias going to have a happy ending for once?” and of course, here comes Vaughn saying it isn’t his real name and then some truck hits them from the side… that took me completely by surprise, I jumped out of my seat…
JJ ABRAMS is a genius… a pure genius… man I wish I could be like him…
Yes!!! POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER is back on Weekdays on ABC Family (beginning June 13th)
Even though I have all the episodes anyway, it’ll be nice to see it back on ABCFam… what a damn good show… (but it would’ve been better if Conner and Kira hooked up… geez)
VERONICA MARS SEASON FINALE UPN
YES! Duncan and Veronica are NOT brother and sister…. so now they can go back to being a legitimate couple… He was sooo at the door at the end of the episode… So the wierd movie actor guy killed her becuase she had the disgusting sex tapes… how Hollywood… lol… The last scenes of the episode were scary… Veronica in the ice box was like Sydney in a coffin on an episode of ALIAS this season… I thought Aaron Echolls almost losing his arm to Backup and then getting hit by a truck was both funny and very random… anyway, UPN better move VM to another timeslot becuase I’m getting a little tired of taping it… lol
Hmm… nothing too shocking… Walt was being his wierd self… Kate has some kind of freaky supernatural power too… she killed her mother? by touching her hand… or maybe she had a needle or poison or something, I dunno… Nothing too special really…
Haven’t seen it yet, but Sloane’s wife is back for one episode… her death episode was one of the best… Anyway… Lena Olin finally stopped being stubborn and greedy and is finally back as Irina Derevko next week… lol
Oh man, I was screaming “RUN THOSE FREAKS OVER!” Why couldn’t they have just run over those satanists with the tank? They had to go out and actually fire their weapons… darn… and of course more eerie stuff… Olivia’s death was so sad… the Sister going to see where they took her and then her seeing them taking her heart out… and then Olivia being led to heaven by the Doc’s daughter… wow… and then the last scene with Hawk walking into fire… geez… next week is the finale… should be amazing…
THE CONTENDER NBC
I hope Manfredo wins it all… I am so glad Jesse beat that cocky Alfonso… His daughter was pretty sad though…
THE 2005 CALCULUS AP EXAM
It was even funnier this year… at least that’s over with… wow, only TWO more weeks! I can’t believe it!
VERONICA MARS UPN
Wow… some AMAZING stuff on Tuesday’s episode… Teddy Dunn and Kristen Bell delivered some AMAZING performances… Bravo to them, Duncan and Veronica’s scene was just perfect… so sweet, shocking, heartbreaking… and even a little relief that Veronica wasn’t “raped” … but boy that Logan Echolls is one huge a$$hole… I hated how Veronica lied to Wallace though 🙁 Anyway… its too bad that the show can’t get any Emmy nominations… but who knows, there could be a miracle and the Academy will actually nominate deserving shows this year (American Dreams included)
Can you say… BORING…
Didn’t see it yet…
Another great episode… very eerie, that ultrasound of the demon baby was scary… though I’ve seen something like that on PASSIONS (which wasn’t scary), I guess its the context… (though there was one scene on Passions I remember that was so eerie and creepy when Charity saw Tabitha and her baby (before she was born) being worshiped by these black hooded figures and it was scary)
anyway… two more episodes left it is all so very intriguing…
ABC NEWS PRIMETIME LIVE: FALLEN IDOL ABC
What a freakin’ waste of time… I didn’t even watch all of it, I changed the channel to KRON4’s THE NEXT GREAT QUAKE which is 100x more interesting
Just quickies for the week…
THE OFFICE NBC
This was probably the funniest episode yet… so many hilarious jokes…
VERONICA MARS UPN
I think Logan raped Veronica… Duncan is the “good guy” that “the girl” (Veronica) always ends up with in the end… and what’s up with Logan’s dad? and Wallace’s mom? This is a great show… UPN just needs to move it to another night 🙂
I hear Rambaldi’s back, I’ll have to tape this week’s episode again… And Jennifer Garner married to Ben Affleck? ewe
This week’s episode was better… and more eerie… I can see why the show is broken up into 6 one hour episodes instead of 3 two hour parts…
SURVIVOR: PALAU CBS
Another quitter? Geez… I actually liked Janu, the others were so mean when they laughed at her… but at least Stephenie is still in… GO STEPHENIE!
THE APPRENTICE NBC
No man purse for Alex this week… I really hope Tana wins…
In an otherwise overdramatic and boring show, JT and Mac are so sweet together… lol… not to mention they are one of Daytime’s hottest looking couples 🙂
PR: SPD ABCF
The only good thing about this season? … Dr. Kat Manx…
THE NFL DRAFT ESPN
Let’s just hope that the Niners make “good decisions” as Scudder would say…