Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Top 5: TV Moments of 2007

I realize it's a bit early to start the whole year-end-top-whatever-list thing, but if I have to spend one more minute killing time at work playing solitaire (or checking to see if Go Fug Yourself has an updated post) I may kill myself (seriously. Work is so boring right now. Maybe I need a new job. I'd really like to watch movies all day (and I guess write about them if I really have to). This seems like a perfectly achievable goal. So, if you can work on making this happen, that would be great. Thanks).

Anyway, here are my top 3 best and top 2 worst TV moments of the past year:

1. The Sopranos -[spoiler alert: for my cousin because she has somehow avoided hearing plot details of the final season and no, she surprisingly does not live in an Amish village in Pennsylvania.] The final episode was amazing (I was one of the "did my cable just go out" people, but after I realized what really happened I thought it was brilliant (I'm in the Tony got whacked camp, myself)), but the Sopranos moment that really blew me away was when Tony killed Christopher. I've always been a Christopher fan (Michael Imperioli is so yummy) and, though I was disappointed when he offed Adriana, I hoped things would work out for him. Even when he got back on the drugs and started acting like a crazy person (or a drug addict anyway, but really what's the difference) I was rooting for him to turn things around. Then he launched his SUV off the road, pleaded with T to help him out because he was high, and Tony just covered his nose and mouth and ended it. I was really heartbroken. The look in James Gandolfini's eyes was remarkable, as Tony finished off the man who was like a son to him, and you knew it was time to start saying goodbye to the family.

Flight of the Conchords - The show looked funny from all the HBO previews, but I had no idea just how funny it would be...mainly because I had no idea it was a musical. The moment Jermaine broke out into song in the first episode, I laughed so hard I cried. Funniest. Moment. Ever.

Gilmore Girls - When I realized the wonderful and amazing Palladinos, who created the Stars Hollow universe I so grew to love over 7 seasons, were not going to be a part of the series finale of my favorite show (judge if you must), I was pretty bummed. I still knew it was gonna be emotional, so I turned off my phone and wouldn't let anyone come over to watch it with me. When, before the opening credits even, Christian Amanpour appeared in the Dragonfly Inn, I started crying...and pretty much cried through the entire bleeding episode (wow. This is painfully embarrassing). I understand it wasn't the show Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted, but it was the perfect way to say good-bye to Rory and Lorelai and all the Connecticut crazies. Man, I miss that show.


Viva Laughlin - Pretty much the worst thing I've se
en on TV in the past 5 years. I couldn't even make it through the first episode and I watched the ENTIRE season of John from Cincinnati! I mean that's really saying something!

Veronica Mars - The final episode itself wasn't so bad, but the fact that they let Veronica (and Logan and Sheriff Mars and Dick Casablancas) go out without a proper ending (only to have K. Bell appear in a lackluster Heroes season) is truly upsetting. I don't think I'll ever forgive the CW for that one.

So what say you, readers? What were your favorite TV moments this year? Have I lost all my (non-existent) street cred because I'm still heart broken over the Gilmore Girls? Is there anything funnier then FOC? And, most importantly, can you hook me up with a cool job?


Liz said...

I can't make fun of you for Gilmore's, I liked it too and I'm still mad about what they did to Buffy and Alias like 5 years ago.

Anyway ... One of my fav moments on TV this year was on that Office episode where they spend like 5 minutes debating whether or not "whomever" is a real word. Priceless.

Red said...

The Office is so great so often I have a hard time narrowing down my favorite moment, but Kelly singing "This day is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S" might just be the winner.

heather said...

Favorite TV moment (on behalf of all the not so smart people): When Brad Womack sent both Deanna and Jenni packing!! Obviously knowing that he hadn't quite found the love of his life yet...*cough* ME!!!

Take THAT skinny beezys!

Red said...

I was so shocked about that! And I don't even watch The Bachelor, but I thought it was cool the guy was real for once and didn't just propose because ABC really wanted him too

Carey said...

One of my favorite moments this season was The Office episode "Launch Party." This was the one where Dunder Mifflin Infinity (the online store) was launched and Dwight competed against the internet to see who would sell the most paper. At the end of this episode I was just about shrieking in delight. Remember these gems?

* The cold open of the episode is everyone watching and waiting for the bouncing logo on the TV to align itself perfectly with the corner of the screen. When it finally does, the coworkers shriek in delight, while a clueless Michael thinks he's just given a fabulous sales talk.
* Michael and Jim are traveling to the Dunder Mifflin Infinity VIP launch party in NY, until Jim realizes the location of the party is a place called Chat Room. Michael just thought it was just super exclusive, requiring a password and all. Classic.
* Andy serenades Angela with a speakerphone-assisted rendition of Abba's "Take A Chance On Me." In my opinion, one of the most enjoyable and brilliant scenes in all of the series!

Loved loved loved this ep!

Carey said...

P.S. I miss The Gilmore Girls so much. If there were ever a fictional place where I wanted so badly to live it would be Stars Hollow. That series was just incredible.

Red said...

Okay, Carey, you are starting to freak me out with how alike we are.

LOVED that ep of The Office. Thanks for reminding me of all the finniest moments. I actually kinda fell in love with Andy when he sang to Angela...and the bouncing logo thing is one of the greatest moments ever on the show.

Garney said...

I've gotta go with the saving of Jericho after a fabulous opening season with CBS receiving over 40,000 pounds of nuts from loyal viewers to protest its cancellation. Maybe not a great moment on TV, but a great moment for TV.

Other great moments that were actually on TV:

Stephen Colbert's bid to be a candidate in the South Carolina primary.

A delightedly amazing season 6 for Curb.

Sir Ian McKellan on Extras.

Placido Domingo and Homer on The Simpsons.
Placido: Call me P. Dingo.
Homer: You're my second favorite of the three tenors... no wait, I forgot about the other guy... sorry you're third.

Red said...

Ahhh Extras. I can't wait for the Christmas special!