Tuesday, September 18, 2007

3rd Annual Josh's Choice For the Best New Show of the Season Award

It's that time again.  Remember, only network shows count (FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, and the revamped WB/UPN combo the CW).

5. Heroes - NBC

I know, I know, I was all about this show for awhile, but there turned out to be way too many plot holes as the season went on, and the season finale was one of (if not the) worst season finales that I have ever seen.  Plenty of time for it to get back to the greatness it showed early on.

4. 30 Rock - NBC

Holy Crap, Tina Fey is hilarious.  And kind of hot.  Tracy Morgan is brilliant, and there is no way to say enough about Alec Baldwin.  With the brilliance of The Office and My Name is Earl, Thursday nights on NBC are once again Must See!

3. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - NBC

Aaron Sorkin is amazing.  A lot of people didn't like this show, but I, for one, loved it.  I'm very sad to see it go.  In my mind there is always a place for Sorkin's smart (and, yes, sometimes political) fast talk.

2. Jericho - CBS

For a little bit it looked like NBC might run away with this years top five, but this fantastic show (that I'm frankly a little surprised was ever picked up by CBS in the first place, doesn't really seem like a great fit) kept the NBC sweep from happening.  It looked for a little bit like this show wasn't going to make it back either, but it has gotten a seven episode pickup for the new season, so good job to the fans that helped make that happen!

and finally, the number one show...

1. Friday Night Lights - NBC

It is about so much more than Football, it is about life, and it is the most realistic portrayal of a family that I have ever seen on TV.  If you didn't catch this show last season, get on it and join the Dillon Panther bandwagon.  There's room.

Until Next Time, lot's of television to be excited about this season.  The incoming shows that I'm most excited about, and are on the watch list for the next season's coveted Josh's Choice for Best New Show of the Year Award, are Bionic Woman (from the creators of the new Battlestar Gallactica, easily the best thing on TV, well, ever), Journey Man (A: because I love time travel, B: because it stars Lucius Vorenus from HBO's Rome and he's awesome), Chuck (who doesn't like the idea of a computer nerd becoming a super spy, it's Alias for the nerd crowd), Reaper (the main character, who was the main character on former JCFBNSOTS Award honorable mention The Loop, finds out when he turns 21 that his parents sold his soul to the devil and now he has to work for him, happy birthday.  Oh, and the pilot is directed by Kevin Smith, sweet.), Pushing Daisies (the set up to this show is perfect, if the main character touches someone who has died, they come back to life, but if he touches them again, they're dead for good.  Well, he touches his old flame and brings her back to life and then they fall in love, the only problem, if they ever touch, she's dead again, this time forever, sexual tension much?  Plus it looks like it was filmed by Tim Burton.  Perfect.  It's between this and Bionic Woman to start.), Dirty Sexy Money (just because it has Peter Krause, I love me some Peter Krause.  Not only is he one of the worlds best actors, not only is he from great shows such as Sports Night and Six Feet Under, but his last name is really fun to say, it's pronounced KROW-zuh.  That's awesome.), and lastly, yes I am really excited about this show, Cavemen (I can't help it, my hopes are raised.  I love the commercials, so I'm ready for the show.)  Lots of new shows looking for the Josh love this season.  There are also some more that didn't have the pre season hype to make the list, but that doesn't mean that they won't be in the running if the pilot is really good and I get caught despite myself.  Wow, that was a really long Until Next Time.

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