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    TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    The TV Critics are meeting this week in California and they've released their bi-annual list of the ten best and ten worst shows. It should be noted that 24 which is usually on the list didn't make since this season succumbed to the writers strike. They also released their list of ten best and worst reality shows. So without further adieu...

    2008 TV Critics Association Top Ten Best TV Shows
    1. Lost
    2. The Wire
    3. 30 Rock
    4. The Office
    5. Friday Night Lights
    6. House
    7. Battlestar Galactica
    8. Breaking Bad
    9. John Adams
    10. (tie) In Treatment/The Tudors


    2008 TV Critics Association Top Ten Worst TV Shows
    1. The Moment Of Truth
    2. The Return Of Jezebel James
    3. (tie) Quarterlife/Living Lohan
    5. (tie) Big Brother/Cashmere Mafia
    7. (tie) Secret Talents Of The Stars/Farmer Wants A Wife
    9. (tie) American Idol/According To Jim


    2008 TV Critics Association Top Ten Best Reality Shows
    1. American Idol
    2. Survivor
    3. Project Runway
    4. Top Chef
    5. Dancing With The Stars
    6. Deadliest Catch
    7. So You Think You Can Dance?
    8. Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D List
    9. (tie) Carrier/The Amazing Race

    2008 TV Critics Association Top Ten Worst Reality Shows
    1. The Moment Of Truth
    2. Farmer Wants A Wife
    3. Big Brother
    4. (tie) Secret Talents Of The Stars/Shot At Love With Tila Tequila
    6. (tie) Crowned: The Mother Of All Pageants/ American Gladiators
    8. (tie) Denise Richards: It's Complicated/Living Lohan
    10. America's Next Top Model



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Nothing to complain about from me. I pretty much agree with their assessments.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Interesting... of all those shows, the only one I've ever seen is "The Wire". And it was a fantastic show - can't believe it was cancelled.


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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Dexter should be in the top 10 shows. Easily. Probably the best show I have seen in 10 years.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    I'm confused. How can American Idol be the #9 worst TV show, but the best reality show. Wouldn't every other reality show be ahead of it on the worst list then?



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by mfelske View Post
    I'm confused. How can American Idol be the #9 worst TV show, but the best reality show. Wouldn't every other reality show be ahead of it on the worst list then?
    I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

    Deadliest Catch is the number 1 reality show in my book, hands down. I love that show... can't wait to watch it this week.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by mfelske View Post
    I'm confused. How can American Idol be the #9 worst TV show, but the best reality show. Wouldn't every other reality show be ahead of it on the worst list then?
    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    I was thinking the EXACT same thing...
    Me three...



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Dexter should be in the top 10 shows. Easily. Probably the best show I have seen in 10 years.
    Agreed.

    The list is ok, those are good shows, but there are others that are better. And Lost? That show was good for about 8 minutes.

    I still need to get around to watching The Wire, I've heard good things about that show.


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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    And Lost? That show was good for about 8 minutes.
    Oh no you didn't!!

    It's the only show on TV worth reserving a time for every week. I agree that it would be hella hard to follow if you haven't seen every episode, but that's what makes it so good, the anticipation every week and the gut-punch that almost every episode leaves you hanging with.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Is it bad if I've never seen ANY of those shows?
    I guess I did watch the first season of Survivor and Big Brother way back when, and part of an old season of America's Next Top Model last year, but nothing recently. Also, I've never even heard of some of these shows.


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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    According to Jim is a good show. It was best the first couple years, but now its starting to taper a bit.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    I don't see any VH1 shows on the list of worst reality shows. That's a glaring mistake.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    Deadliest Catch is captivating television. The Office, Lost and House are the only shows on the top 10 list I watch...the rest...eh...

    Can't stand American Idol



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    I would put Intervention as one of the best reality shows.



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    Re: TV Critics Association Best & Worst Shows

    I don't think I ever watched one episode of any of those; good or bad list. Oh wait, nope I do watch Deadliest Catch.
    Guess I really don't watch much tv.



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