The 10 Best TV Shows Of 2010

Some people say that we are living in a “Golden Age of Television.” I am one of those people. It’s so good, you guys! Sure, there are some shows that have come and gone and that will be missed, like Arrested Development, The Wire, The Sopranos, and Party Down. But there are plenty of great shows still on the air RIGHT NOW! Wow! What a world. “But what about all the crap that is on the television, like Something Something Kardashians, and Sarah Palin’s Vagina Dentata?” What about it? There has always been terrible television on television. FACT. But there has never been this much great television on television. On that note, here are the 10 best TV shows of 2010 (FULL DISCLOSURE: I kind of forgot that Party Down’s second season aired this year until I started writing this introduction, and it might have made it on the list instead of one of the other shows, but I’m not saying which one and I’m too lazy to change things now. Consider it the MOST HONORABLE of MENTIONS.) Oh wait, let me check, is it still the holidays and are we all still flush with the spirit of generosity and enthusiasm and getting presents? Yup. So guess what: another day, ANOTHER $50 Amazon Gift Card. You know how this works, I think, but if you don’t know how it works, let me tell you how it works: share this list with the 5,000,000,000,000 friends and a few enemies you have made on Facebook, and you will be eligible to win. “Sounds less like the spirit of the holidays and more like an attempt to get more traffic to the site.” Oh hush, Dr. Scrooge. (And as if there is ever any other reason, even without the carrot of a cash prize, to post a list? What, you think blogs really want you to be more informed about kittens wearing casts?) Good luck. GREAT TELEVISION.