Just in time: My best in show in '08!
Let me set the scene for you: I’m sitting at home, enjoying my last vacation day of 2008, when it hits me like a ton of bricks — I totally forgot to tell you what/who rocked my casbah in TV this past year. So in the spirit of getting the job done before the clock strikes midnight, I’ll dispense with formal commentary and just give it to you straight. But feel free to justify my selections for me in the comments section.
Best Drama Series: The Shield
Runners-up: Friday Night Lights, Lost, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, True Blood, Life on Mars, and Eli Stone
Best Comedy Series: Chuck
Runners-up: Little Britain USA, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Pushing Daisies, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, and Family Guy
Best Lead Actor in a Drama: Michael Chiklis/The Shield
Runner-up: Kyle Chandler/Friday Night Lights
Best Lead Actress in a Drama: Connie Britton/Friday Night Lights
Runner-up: January Jones/Mad Men
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy: Kaley Cuoco/The Big Bang Theory
Runner-up: America Ferrera/Ugly Betty
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy: Jim Parsons/The Big Bang Theory
Runner-up: Zachary Levi/Chuck
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Walton Goggins/The Shield
Runner-up: Michael Emerson/Lost
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: Lisa Edelstein/House
Runners-up: CCH Pounder/The Shield and Leighton Meester/Gossip Girl
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Neil Patrick Harris/How I Met Your Mother
Runner-up: Michael Urie/Ugly Betty
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Amy Ryan/The Office
Runners-up: Ana Ortiz and Vanessa Williams/Ugly Betty
Agree with all my picks, or only certain ones? Did I forget anything/anyone? Interested in sharing your own best-of list with the AF crowd? Get thee to the comments section at once. Time’s running out!