Inspired by Mike Newman’s fantastic and highly recommend Faves, 2008 list, and as a pale imitation, here are some media highlights from 2008, in installments.
First, though, a word on categorization – if I saw it in 2008, it’s on this list, even if it came out earlier; and if I saw it on the Internet, it’s web video not television.
10. Chuck. The show is infinitely silly, but that’s the point. Like Pushing Daisies, it kept me sane in hard times. Adam Baldwin, Awesome, Lester – fun stuff.
9. Food Network in HD. I knew when I got my HDTV that I’d love travel shows all the more, and nature shows. But I didn’t count on how much food porn I could stomach on a daily basis, and how that threshold would increase with HD.538.com, Andrew Sullivan, best of 2008, Better Living Through Reality TV, Chuck, Chutry Experiment, Colbert, Facebook, Food Network, Heartland TV, Jon Stewart, lists, Lost, Man vs. Wild, metacritic, Mike Newman, Obama, Pushing Daisies, The Daily Show, The Wire