In our last couple of polls, we’ve looked at some of our favorite movies of 2011. Now it’s time to look at some of our favorite new TV shows. Which of these series that debuted in 2011 have you watched and liked?
I’ve put together a big list of dramas and comedies below, but I’m leaving Reality shows out of this. In order to cut down on the number of options, I’ve tried to eliminate shows that have already been canceled. This helped me to weed out a lot crap that nobody watched or cared about (bye bye, ‘The Playboy Club’), but sadly also a few good shows that just didn’t catch on with audiences (‘Prime Suspect’ never got a fair shake).
As readers of this blog know, my favorite show of the year was ‘American Horror Story’, followed closely by ‘Game of Thrones’. I caught some episodes of ‘Homeland’ during a Showtime free preview recently, and that’s pretty amazing too. I’m also a fan of ‘Alphas’, ‘Grimm’, ‘Suits’ and ‘Hell on Wheels’. (That last one got a lot better after a shaky premiere.) On the comedy side, I like ‘Suburgatory’, ‘Up All Night’ and ‘Wilfred’.
You may vote for as many options as you’d like. I’m sure that I’ve missed something, so feel free to also vote Other and tell us in the Comments about shows I forgot. Remember, we’re talking about shows that were new in 2011, not returning series.