The Top Ten Events in Television for 2009
10. THE GOOD WIFE
I kept hearing about it, and man, it’s worthy of the hype. Beautifully written, shot, and performed. Not what I thought I would be into, but I am.
Larry David found a way to have his cake and eat it too. The SEINFELD reunion was so well done I don’t know what he does to top it. HUNG had a great first season and ENTOURAGE left me hyped about their reinvention. BIG LOVE is way underrated and looking forward to it starting back soon. And TRUE BLOOD is the business.
I’ve dreamed of doing a show like this.
7. MODERN FAMILY
Best new sitcom.
6. YO GABBA GABBA
Best new kids’ show.
5. RACHEL MADDOW
Best news show on TV.
4. TRUE BLOOD
Best show on TV.
3. LOUD BLACK WOMEN ARE THE NEW REALITY
I don’t watch any of these shows, so I can’t criticize them. But damn it feels like black reality television is dominated by loud black women and their gay friends. And black women love these shows. So folks protest black women in bikinis but this okay?
2. GOODBYE BLACK TV SHOWS
The CW shuts down black night (EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, THE GAME), BROTHERS comes and goes, and the only “black” shows starring black people are Tyler Perry’s on TNT. The CLEVELAND SHOW doesn’t even bother to cast black people in the lead. And no one cares.
1. OPRAH EXITS
On her terms, on top, after a nice even number (25 years), to an even bigger opportunity (her OWN network). She helped elect a president, launched a hit movie and had some of the hottest interviews of the year – THIS year alone.