The first season of this "forensic fairytale" made us fall in love with Ned, the sad and adorable piemaker living in a very brightly colored world, who can bring dead beings back to life with a touch of his finger. And with one of these incidents, we met Chuck, his childhood sweetheart, after her own death when Ned brings her back, and can't bear to kill her off again, so in this bizarre way, their untouchable romance begins! But alas, while Daisies survived the writers strike, it did not survive beyond half a second season this year. So while we lay Daisies to rest, it's only right to honor it where it truly belongs as very tragically missed by too many this year!
Life was another lucky freshman show that survived the writers strike, and has only become more popular in its second season. Yet, while it has viewership, it's seems to be one of the least talked about shows by the fans and critics alike, so missing more fans from this lack of hype. Life brings that extra something with main character Charlie Crews, a cop who spent 12 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. Once cleared, he came out a different man - hardened, but peaceful after spending years reading Zen books. He also has a very strong craving for fresh fruit all the time.
Chuck was another to make it through the strike and while I loved the first season, I'm completely in love with this very clever and fun show in its second season! While the first season following the nerdy sweetheart was James Bond meets Office Space as Chuck accidentally became a government asset, the second season took the fun of mixing spy with the nerdy Buy More employees to an all new level of awesome. Chuck became more confident, leading to more hilarious missions, and Chuck's dead end job co-workers have become more than just a backdrop ready for a side-story when needed. Even with all this, it teeters on the edge of cancellation, but will hopefully pull through!
Starter Wife began as a mini-series about a Hollywood wife who had it all until she got dumped by her studio exec husband, and her life was turned upside-down as she was rejected by her husband and most of her Hollywood "friends." Starring Debra Messing as Molly Kagan, the mini-series became a hidden gem that was well-loved by enough of the right people to get picked up as a full season on USA this year! In the series, "wife goes on" as Molly continues to work out her post-divorce life and while the mini-series was great, the series is only better with Messing's comedic skills shining through at all the right moments and the heart-felt moments have just the perfect mix of humor and soul.
Sons of Anarchy has become one of the most fascinating new shows of 2008, but like Life, a fascinating one that's gotten enough attention to carry on, but is hardly talked about or watched as much as it deserves. SOA follows the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club, and going into it, I expected ordinary bad boy storylines, but SOA takes bad boy to a whole new level like only FX can. The drama was off the charts in its first season alone, and it's clear that there are only more escalating storylines and shockers to come that should keep any TV fan breathless to the last finale moment.
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