Year in Review: Top Shows You're Not Watching, Part 1

Pushing Daisies

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

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

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

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

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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Dec 16, 2008 12:40PM EST

Hah, I watch 4 out of 5 of those

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Dec 16, 2008 1:20PM EST

Haven't heard of any of them except Chuck

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Dec 16, 2008 1:37PM EST

I watch Daisies and ADORE chuck...if that show is cancelled, I will literally cry. A hard hit on both the comedic world and the action world that would be.
Every girl in the world needs a Chuck. Every television viewer should need him too.Anyhoo...

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Dec 16, 2008 2:35PM EST

I'm sold Kendra. There's no way I won't love Starter Wife.

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Dec 16, 2008 6:34PM EST

Of that list Pushing Daisies(R.I.P) and chuck are the two best. Daisies is so original, it is hard not to be interested, if nothing else, from a visual and story telling point of view. I have said a couple times, it reminds me so much of what I would picture a live action Dr. Suess story being like. Its like nothing else you have ever seen. And as for Chuck, that show is just fun. You dont really need to say much more, it is just a very fun hour of television. People need to start watching these, otherwise these networks are just going to give you more terrible reality shows. Please no more reality shows!

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Dec 16, 2008 8:36PM EST

I love Life!!!!!

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Dec 16, 2008 10:40PM EST

i watch all of those shows they are so great! i'll really miss pushing daisies

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May 9, 2016 12:19PM EDT

Life is by far the best show on TV right now, Imagine CSI with depth and intellgence. It is truly the Arrested Development of cop shows, I can only hope it lives to see its 3rd season.

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Dec 18, 2008 2:44PM EST

I wach Pushing Daisies, Chuck, and Life. I was devastated when P.D. was cancelled...it was my favorite show. I really hope Chuck does not get cancelled.

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Dec 20, 2008 8:55AM EST

chuck is a super cool show i really hope they don't cancel it.

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Dec 25, 2008 3:48AM EST

I only watch Pushing Daisies from the list above. It's one of the best shows on TV and its sad that they're cancelling it.

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Dec 26, 2008 6:15PM EST

I watched the 1st season of both daisies and chuck but hav'nt really had the time for the 2nd seasons.i will definately try and catch up on chuck but wont be watching daisies again.

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