Review 2012: The Most Favorite TV Shows In 2012
As most of the TV shows come back during the fall, by this time most have decided on what are the favored ones based on the ratings. There were surprising no-more-new-seasons as well as unexpected extensions to some shows. There were lots of stars who ventured into the tube and even other celebrities haggled their way to be on reality and talent shows just to remind the audience of their existence.
This year saw a lot of quality TV shows and it is time to review the ones that stood out. Here are the list of the TV shows that showed their mettle this year.
Awake is a police procedural fantasy drama that originally premiered in the online television service Hulu before it was shown on the National Broadcasting Company network in March and ended the season in May. It depicts the life of LA police officer Michael Britten where he lives two separate realities. The Daily Telegraph called the pilot episode as “impressive” as the show got positive reviews from critics.
Happy Endings is a single-camera comedy that premiered on April of 2012. It was positioned as a mid-season replacement that was aired by American Broadcasting Company and produced by Fan Fare Productions and Shark vs. Bear Productions. The show follows the dysfunctional adventures of six best friends in Chicago. The series tackles the dynamics of the relationships of the six main characters and dealing with varying combinations of the plot based on the involvement of each character.
On paper Mad Men is a kind of stuff that the dark world eats for breakfast. At the onset, the plot line does not figure that the show could be a soap opera. Yet the show’s strength is in the use of dream sequences and LSD trips and what ifs. One thing is certain the show is one of the greatest 2012 show on television.
Community is a promising sitcom with a lot of glee (no relation to another show). It focused on the simple joys of life for a few community college students. As the show’s plot move away from the pilot; it reveals weirder and more fascinating angles of the characters’ lives. What Community has a lot of, is heart, where other sitcoms fail miserably.
Game of Thrones
Well surprise, surprise scores of sailors in Westeros met their doom at the end of the second season. Game of Thrones is something you should not take lightly but it is a joy to watch and a lot of people do.
Presented in a unique mockumentary style, Modern Family uses the technique where characters talk straight to the camera about the life of Jay Pritchett, his two children, step son and second wife. The creators of the TV show created the series while they shared their stories of their own modern family. The series was critically acclaimed and 12 million people watched the series, which has become an important contender for the Emmy Awards.
Parks and Recreation
The cutting wit and optimism of the show gives it the edge and so much tension. Each character in Parks and Recreation is a stereotype but very difficult to judge. The maturity of the show has captured the essence of each character as the creators continually find ways to make the characters more complex and hopefully feel more human.
The Walking Dead
The second half of the show’s second season was spent with characters having to catch their breath and hopefully the characters get to be more developed. The Walking Dead never lacked the good ol’ fashion serving of zombie action that lead to a very pulse pounding finale. That is why the series when it returns in fall of 2012 will have a lot of viewers glued to the TV in anticipation of something big.