Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 20 New Shows of 2010: #4

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. But this year, during both the spring and the fall, produced many impressive new television series. As 2010 closes out and 2011 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

#4: The Big C

After an uncertain start, Showtime’s latest female-led dramedy got really, really good by episode four, delivering each week with humor and compelling dramatic plotlines. Laura Linney is great, yes, but credit is also due to a terrific ensemble, including John Benjamin Hickey, Phyllis Somerville, Oliver Platt, and Idris Elba. This show has an unmatchable energy and spark to it that was fine-tuned by the end of the season and should lead nicely into season two.

Best Episode: “Happy Birthday, Cancer
Pilot Review | Episode Reviews

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