In BuddyTV's 2007 Fall TV Guide, we reviewed all the returning shows to tell you what’s worth watching according to three of our writers, Oscar Dahl, Debbie Chang and John Kubicek.
is a show whose pilot I wasn't all that enamored with and therefore never got into. Everything I've read and heard tells me that I got the wrong first impression. I'm going to simultaneously watch the season 1 DVDs and give season two a chance. We'll see what happens.
9. Grey's Anatomy
's third season was a relative disappointment. The second half of the season was more depressing and dark than anything, and even Shonda Rhimes knows it. Look for a lighter, brighter fourth season. When Grey's
is at its best, it's the best chick show for guys on television.
The final season of the most underrated show of the 2000s is coming in with little hype and a limited episode order. Zach Braff
is making a redonkulous amount of money for this last season, and I only hope it can improve on its lukewarm sixth season. John C. McGinley
continues to get snubbed by Mr. Emmy.
7. (tie) Family Guy/The Simpsons
The FOX Sunday animation comedy block still has its fans, and I'm one of them. Family Guy's
last couple of seasons have been inconsistent, but that's how a show as random as Family Guy
is going to be. At its best, the show is the funniest thing on TV. At its worst, it is embarrassingly unfunny. The Simpsons
, while not as good as its glory days, is still The Simpsons
5. 30 Rock
, Alec Baldwin
, and Tracy Morgan
. All three are funny in such vastly different ways. 30 Rock
found its footing midway through its first year and should only get better as the seasons continue.
4. Friday Night Lights
By all accounts, the best new show of last year. It's been thrown to the Friday night wolves this season and despite the universally great reviews, the show will be lucky to make it through the season.
3. How I Met Your Mother
I love this show. Neil Patrick Harris
steals every moment he's on screen. CBS almost canceled How I Met Your Mother
this summer, and ratings have become an issue. So, enjoy it while it lasts: there's a very real possibility that this is the show's final season.
2. Survivor: China
At this point, you're either a Survivor
fan or you're not. For super fans like me, every season is a joy, but with Probst and crew heading to China, we could be in for a special season.
1. The Office
There's no show I'm more excited to watch during the week than The Office
. Not only is it the funniest series on television, it may just be the all-around best.
Not happy with this list? Check out Debbie Chang's Top 10 and John Kubicek's Top 10. Whom do you agree with the most? We'd love to read your comments.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV