December 16, 2010

The Ten Best TV Scenes of the Year

A list I've been kicking around for awhile, the first of many this month:

10."Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit" ("How I Met Your Mother")

HIMYM channels "The Drew Carey Show" with this 100th episode musical number:

9. Russell the Gay Vampire King kills a news anchor ("True Blood")

"True Blood"'s third season was pretty subpar, except for Denis O'Hare's delightfully scenery-chewing villain:

8. "I didn't order assholes with my whiskey" ("Justified")

Raylen Givens faces down a couple of rednecks:

7. Buena Sera ("Treme")

This montage, to a Louie Prima song, was made me fall in love with David Simon's New Orleans saga:

6. The Zeitlin Punch ("Terriers")

The character you wanted to see get punched all season, finally is, repeatedly:

5. Lethal Weapon 5 ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia")

Season 6's best moment was this hilarious parody- which even included a homage to "The Room":

Lethal Weapon 5
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4. "Bohemian Rhapsody" + Birth ("Glee")

Maybe becoming a father a few months before this aired did it for me, but I found this "Glee'"s greatest moment to date- and the best use of the Queen classic since "Wayne's World."

3. Don and Peggy ("Mad Men")

Season 4's best episode, "The Suitcase," has its best moment, as Don mourns the death of his "wife" Anna:

2. Hank vs. the Cousins ("Breaking Bad")

DEA agent Hank brawls with identical-twin hitmen:

1. Poker, and the meaning of "faggot" ("Louie")

Funny, poignant and perfectly timed: I've watched this 20 times and it gets better every one:

Louie's Poker Scene from Louis CK

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 16, 2010 08:12 PM
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