2009 has been a great year for TV. Everyone’s favorite shows like The Office, Lost, Weeds, and True Blood continued with some killer seasons, new shows like Trauma, Castle, and Lie to Me caught audience’s interests. We’ve got a list for you of our favorite TV shows of this year, including some of the latest and greatest of 2009 as well as some old favorites.
Glee – Fox
Glee has stolen viewer’s hearts this season not just with its love triangles and intense drama, but also the song and dance that the students in William McKinley High School’s glee club perform. The mid-season finale just aired, and it surely made “gleeks” even more anxious for the rest of the season, which will air beginning April 13th.
Not only has Glee swept the nation’s TV sets, but also it’s iTunes playlists. The first soundtrack to the season has already gone gold, while the second soundtrack is climbing the charts in the top 5.
True Blood – HBO
Where the Twilight series fails to thrill audiences, True Blood succeeds. Just finishing its action packed and hair-raising second season, the show, based off Charlaine Harris’ vampire mystery series continues to confuse us, surprise us, and make our blood boil with such storylines as an anti-vampire cult, a love triangle, and flying Eric, all in this season alone!
Community – NBC
Ranked next to new shows like Glee and Modern Family, this little show about a community college in Denver, Colorado is making a big splash. With a cast including Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, and Derrick Comedy star Don Glover, this show has some of the smartest writing on TV right now, even if it did get snubbed in the Golden Globes and the WGA Awards.
Hung – HBO
Hung finished its first season run back in September, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The show centers around Ray, a well endowed schoolteacher and father who becomes a “happiness consultant” after his house burns down.
What is great about Hung is not only the taboo subject matter or Thomas Jane’s six pack abs, but the way the show resonates with our current economic situation, something that all viewers can relate to right now.
Dexter – Showtime
After last Sunday’s season finale, it seems that no one can stop talking about Dexter. The show just finished up its fourth season and things have been shaken up since the Trinity Killer arrived in Miami.
If you haven’t caught up on this season, be prepared to see some familiar faces. If you’re like me and are still reeling from the climactic end of the finale, we’ll just have to wait until next year to see how this game-changing ending plays out.
We hope 2009 was a great year for you, both in TV land and in the real world. Check back with The Flickcast for more best of 2009 lists, and for everything you need to look out for in 2010.