I have been building my lists of things that tickled my fancy in 2002. There are three big lists and I will present them today, tomorrow and Friday. I wanted to include video games, but I don't think I've played enough games to warrant a top anything list. I might slip some names in over the weekend though, if you're lucky. Enough jabbering, here are the top 10 television shows of 2002.

  1. Six Feet Under
    Wow, do I love this show. The intro alone might have made it in my top 10. It is certainly the best 1 hour drama available. I am just upset they don't have the 1st season on DVD yet.
  2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    This is the funniest show of the year. It is Seinfeld on steroids. Larry David is a brilliant man. Who else would consider having a lodged pubic hair transcend multiple show plots? No one.
  3. Ed
    This show is just so much fun. It is no technical masterpiece and there are no beautiful visuals. There are just a ton of very likeable characters. Oh, and the $10 bets are laugh-out-loud funny (note: I don't like that phrase, but I have always wanted to use it.).
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    This show is so well done. The writing is fantatic and the soap opera sagas are so much fun. I would also like to say that I would never have thought of watching this show a year ago. Give it a chance.
  5. 24
    I didn't watch last season at all but after two months of the second season I am totally hooked. Last night's episode was one of the best hours of tv ever. So much drama and it wasn't even sweeps.
  6. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
    I was worried this show might be a disappointment, but the first season and the few shows I've seen this year have been outstanding. Consistent funny. Bring in the money. Bunny.
  7. American Idol
    Welcome to the guilty pleasures department. This show is so incredibly horrible but so spectacular at the same. I can't wait for the next season.
  8. The Daily Show
    This is the only source of television news I get all day. I can get the same information as I'd get on CNN, just without the bullshit and with tons of humor. The show completely earned the Peabody it received.
  9. Malcolm in the Middle
    Here's another show that would be nothing without the acting. The plots are relatively funny, but they could be making dick and fart jokes for all I care.
  10. The Sopranos
    After 15 months, the crew brought us a fairly mediocre season. I enjoyed most of the episodes, but it just didn't have the same kick as the first few. So, the show gets the lowly 10 spot. Sorry dudes.

If you break that down by networks it goes Fox (4), HBO (3), Comedy Central (1), NBC (1), UPN (1). That's not exactly how I expected things to turn out.

Also, here are three shows that I have been watching recently, but I just got into them and one of them is now canceled. Scrubs, Monk and Sports Night. I hope you liked the list, leave comments below.