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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ten in the morning: TV shows

Ten in the morning counts down the best shows currntly on TV (reality shows aren't allowed):

10. "Greek" - Yes, laugh now. This is a guilty pleasure of mine and my wife let me hear it when I first started watching this clever ABC Family show about fraternity life at an Ohio college. Guess what? She can't wait until season 3 starts! It's next Monday, if you're wondering.

9. "Smallville" - The long-running show about a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) is getting close to showing the first-ever appearance of Supermnan (really, what's taking so long?). Sometimes, episodes drag, but it's still solid from week to week.

8. "Family Guy" - It still provides plenty of laughs, but the writing has become a bit stale. Still, for me all it takes is one appearance by the Griffin's neighbor Quagmire to get me laughing again. Pure mindless fun, which is welcome once a week.

7. "Nip/tuck" - There's never a dull moment with TV's most popular plastic surgeons Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). That's especially true of Troy, who's found himself in a bit a dilemma, now that it's been discovered he doesn't have cancer after all. Will we see the old Christian Troy back? Odds are pretty good on yes.

6. "Lost" - Thank goodness those annoying time-travel scenes are over (hopefully). With everyone now back on the island (if I'm spoiling it for you, sorry, you should have been watching) in the year 1977, it will be interesting where this storyline plays out.

5. "Bones" - Seeley Booth (David Boreanz) and Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschane) will reportedly take their relationship to the next level in this season's finale. I'm a bit nervous about that, but until then it's still must-see TV.

4. "Chuck" - The ongoing story of geek-squad employee of the Buy More Chuck Bartowski(Zachary Levi) turned government spy is addicting, but it's more than just Chuck that carries the show. Clever storylines each week and a hilarious ensemble cast at the Buy More are what fuels the show each week.

3. "30 Rock" - Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and Co. provide the best quirky 30-minute storylines you'll find on TV. And you'll laugh every minute of the way.

2. "Damages" - This isn't your typical TV drama about a bunch of snobby New York lawyers. It's way more than that. It's suspense at its best. Never thought the writers of this show could outdo season 1, but season 2, which has just two episodes left, has been awesome. Glenn Close as lead character Patty Hewes is fantastic.

1. "Rescue Me" - Because of the writers' strike, the FX show hasn't been on air for a while, but don't forget about this in-depth drama about New York firefighter Tommy Gavin (Dennis Leary) and his struggles post 9-11. Watched a preview of the season 5's first nine episodes and fans of this show will not be disappointed.

- Mark Podolski


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