Reading through several Best Of lists today reminded me of out of it I am. The lists in the new Entertainment Weekly are probably the best example. No matter the category there were thirty per cent of the winners and losers I'd never heard of before.
Since I don't see many movies first-run or buy many CDs or read the books that seem to dazzle most people the only list I can compose is my TV choices.
30 Rock is still my favorite comedy, though they've had a bumpy year. I enjoy the cast of The Office so much that I'll watch them even in poor scripts though this seems to be a show that has lost its way. PBS Frontline. The Leher Report. Rachael Maddow. Keith Olbermann (though he can get awfully full of himself). Flight of The Conchords had some of the year's best writing. All the PBS mysteries. I'm probably overlooking something but as for the rest I watch politics, history and TCM.
Yes now I know why they call me Mr. Excitement.