Someday, I want to have my own tv network. I’ll call it Lisa Marie Television (or LMTV for short) and it’ll be like Lifetime but with the Lisa Marie difference. What’s the Lisa Marie difference? Sweetheart, if you have to ask, you’ll never know. El. Oh. El.
Anyway, as I wait for that day to come, I’m going to continue my series of posts on my favorites of 2011 by telling you about some of the best things that I saw on television over the course of the previous year:
1) The Goodbye, Michael episode of The Office:
So, this year, I’ve been kind of depressed because my former favorite show of all time — The Office — has been just awful! Seriously, don’t even get me started on why it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever that Jim Halpert would have recommended that Andy Bernard be put in charge of the office. Don’t get me started on how the show is now wasting some of the brightest comic talents available. And certainly, don’t ask me what I think about this newest subplot where Darryl is somehow suddenly incapable of talking to the new girl in the Warehouse. Seriously, I want to cry every Thursday night because when I watch The Office, it’s like looking in the mirror and finding a new wrinkle. However, The Office did have one genuinely great episode this year and that was, fittingly enough, Steve Carell’s final episode. “Goodbye, Michael” was a reminder of what made people like me fall in love with The Office in the first place and, as much as I hate to say it, it would have made a perfect finale for the entire series.
2) Sophia Shows Up On The Walking Dead..
…and Rick does what he has to do.
3) Nedd Stark loses his head in Game of Thrones.
Much as Sophia had to ultimately be in that barn, Nedd had to lose his head.
4) The Pouting Little Princess at the Royal Wedding
All together now: “Awwwwwwwww!” Actually, that would have been me if I was a member of the Royal Family.
5) Joel McHale as host of The Soup.
Seriously, Chris Hardwicke is cute in a funny, nerdy sorta way and Daniel Tosh is like the frat boy that you turn to when you’re drunk and depressed but Joel McHale is still the best.
6) South Park goes there…
7) The broadview security commercial featuring A.J. the homicidal lunatic
Okay, so this is actually about 2 or 3 years old and I don’t think I actually saw this on TV during 2011 but I don’t care. I love this commercial and A.J. is freaking hot! Plus, I love how everyone’s all like, “Who’s that?” and she’s all like, “I don’t know, just some random guy who showed up in my house…heh heh heh.” All together now: “A.J? A.J?”
8 ) Homeland
With Dexter giving us a truly awful season this time around, Homeland was the best modern-day drama on television. Claire Danes deserves every award there is for her performance.
9) The Amazing Race
Hands down, the best reality show on television.
Dear NBC, if you fail to bring back Community, we’re done. I will leave you, I will cut you out of my life, and I hope you’ll be very happy with Whitney Cummings.
Coming tomorrow: Lisa Marie’s top ten books of 2011.
At first, I thought the Broadview Security commercial was a joke, but apparently not. What it fails to show is the part where the police enter the house to find the damsel’s limbs and organs strewn all over the bedroom. “Yep. Heh, heh…Looks like A.J. was here.”
But maybe that wouldn’t sell as many security system contracts.
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