Low Resolution celebrates the end of the Double-Oh decade with an enthusiastically biased take on the last ten years on TV. I've limited myself to one season per series, tried very hard to keep it to seasons that began and ended in the Aughts, and haven't included mini-series and TV movies, but for two extremely worthy exceptions. Enjoy!
Honorable Mention: Dollhouse, Seasons 1-2 (FOX, 2008-09). It didn't seem fair to flaunt the rules and combine two seasons into one, but considering all the administrative hoo-hah involved in dragging twenty-six episodes across the finish line -- and more importantly, how insanely into the show I am, at present -- I figure I can make an exception.
Top Episode: "All Nighter," where adult college students Joan and Barrie join their friends on a chemically-induced study binge.
Top Episode: "Foreverwood" (it's not Season 3, but it's one of the best series finales ever, so I'm cheating)
Top Episode: The finale, in which the one person I KNEW wasn't the Mole turned out to be the Mole.
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A total one-season wonder that was dead by the time the second episode even aired. Props to NBC for at least airing the full first season, I guess, but damned if I wouldn't have loved to see this get a chance to catch on. Ian McShane gave a performance that, while it didn't make us forget Al Swearengen, it stood on its own. And I maintain that Sebastian Stan gave a total breakthrough performance as Prince Jack.
Top Episode: "The Sabbath Queen" -- a citywide blackout brings secrets to light
Top Episode: "Restaurant Wars," which started a tradition, and with good reason; it also produced Dave's "I'm not your bitch, bitch!" which: a) not as great of a catch phrase as Bravo wanted it to be, and b) Dave was most definitely Tiffani's bitch.
Top Episode: "His Visit, Day Five," which included John's Great Speech About His Father, which was the closest I ever came to seeing the whole board.
Top Episode: "It's the End of the World," the Super Bowl episode where Christina Ricci showed up as a paramedic with her hand on a bomb.
Top Episode: "Babylon," where carny justice was meted out in a ghostly shell of a town.
Top Episode: "Day 2: 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m." which saw George Mason (the underrated Xander Berkeley) heroically ride a nuclear bomb safely out to the desert.
Tomorrow, seasons 40-31