best of 2009: tops in TV

Best Television Series of 2009
1. Mad Men (AMC)
2. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
3. The Office (NBC)
4. 30 Rock (NBC)
5. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
6. The United States of Tara (Showtime)
7. Modern Family (ABC)
8. Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
9. Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
10. Big Love (HBO)

Best Female Television Performances of 2009
1. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
2. January Jones (Mad Men)
3. Mindy Kaling (The Office)
4. Jane Lynch (Glee)
5. Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
6. Tina Fey (30 Rock)
7. Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)
8. Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
9. Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
10. Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)

Best Male Television Performances of 2009
1. Steve Carell (The Office)
2. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
3. John Krasinski (The Office)
4. Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
5. Ed Helms (The Office)
6. Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
7. Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation)
8. Tracy Morgan (30 Rock)
9. Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
10. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)

Best Television Episodes of 2009
1. “Hunting Trip” (Parks and Recreation)
2. “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.” (Mad Men)
3. “Cafe Disco” (The Office)
4. “Niagara” (The Office)
5. “Flu Shot” (30 Rock)
6. “The Maternal Capacitance” (The Big Bang Theory)
7. “Sectionals” (Glee)
8. “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” (True Blood)
9. “Comparative Religion” (Community)
10. “Grammy Shmammy” (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
11. “The Michael Scott Paper Company” (The Office)
12. “The Gypsy and the Hobo” (Mad Men)
13. “Pawnee Zoo” (Parks and Recreation)
14. “Stress Relief” (The Office)
15. “En Garde” (Modern Family)
16. “Kathy is a Star… Kind Of” (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the…)
17. “The Adhesive Duck Deficiency” (The Big Bang Theory)
18. “The Rhodes Not Taken” (Glee)
19. “The Funcooker” (30 Rock)
20. “Old King Clancy” (How I Met Your Mother)
21. “The Practice Date” (Parks and Recreation)
22. “Norma Gay” (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List)
23. “Alterations” (The United States of Tara)
24. “Sacrament” (Big Love)
25. “The Work Song Nanocluster” (The Big Bang Theory)
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4 responses to “best of 2009: tops in TV”

  1. Sara says :

    I love comedy just as much as the next guy, but I'd love to see a post on your favorite dramas on television! (Mad Men, I know, is a drama, overall…but what other dramatic television lovelies fit the bill for you?)

  2. Luke says :

    Yowza – this comment made me delve into my favorite dramas of the year, and it made me realize I hardly watch any! I'm apparently a big drama hater. :)But I suppose my favorites of 2009 would probably be Mad Men, Big Love, True Blood, Brothers and Sisters, and Law and Order: SVU – in that order.

  3. Sara says :

    Ooh, Brothers and Sisters, really? Love that show, but I'm wondering what you find compelling about it.Is it Sally Field? She's ah-maz-ing…

  4. Andrew: Encore Entertainment says :

    YAY for Parks & Recreation. It's a phenomenal show now. Tina Fey wouldn't make my list of actors though, for the same reason that Clooney wouldn't. They just don't seem to have any nuances, but I love Krak.

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