Best and Worst of 2008: Bob's list - VIDEOS
1. Mad Men. The best show on TV.
2. 30 Rock. The funniest show on TV.
3. Lost. Just when I started to drift away from this show they pull off an amazing year.
4. Chuck. I really hope NBC sticks with this show. One of the more entertaining hours on television.
5. The Colbert Report. Both Colbert and Jon Stewart handled the election well this year, but Colbert did something special.
6. The Mentalist. My favorite new show and one that deserves all the ratings.
7. Burn Notice. With 30 Rock and The Office, Thursday is a great night of TV again.
8. The Late Show with David Letterman. Dave is always great, but he got involved in the election too and really shined.
9, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. Sure, she may look like Palin, but that doesn't mean her impression would be automatic. Fey became a pop culture phenom this year.
10. Whatever, Martha. Really odd idea for a show, but it works.
Best News Promo:
Best Album By A Former Actor In An 80's Drug Commercial: Bright Fading Star, by Reid Maclean, from the "I Learned It By Watching You!" ad.
1. Bromance. This show came in at the last minute to grab the top spot.
2. The writers' strike. This is second, which tells you how bad Bromance is.
3. The Insider/ET/Access Hollywood/TMZ, etc. No explanation necessary.
4. Dr. Phil/Maury. Two television cancers.
5. Rosie Live. I'd still watch a variety show, but not like this.
6. The Emmy hosts. Uh...wow.
7. Whatever the title of that Jerry O'Connell show was. Really...what was it?
8. Last Call with Carson Daly. The case for running informercials late at night.
9. Knight Rider. Some things should stay in the 80's.
10. At The Movies (post-Ebert and Roeper). This could kill the film review TV show format.
Worst News Anchor: CNN's Rick Sanchez
Also this ad for Extended Stay Hotels. I'm not even sure if it was on TV or just online, but it's just so bizarre that it must be mentioned:
Oh, and 98% of the political ads we had this year.