The doldrums of winter television are definitely upon us, meaning very little change in the rankings and only a small handful of truly elite shows. Breaking Bad and Parks & Recreation (both Four) keep their grip on the top spots, while Fringe (TV2), True Blood (Prime), Louie (Comedy Central) and Episodes (One) are unchanged. Castle (One) comes in at #12 after the season finale of New Girl (Four)..
Agree with my list? Disagree? Post your thoughts below …
|1||1||Breaking Bad||Four||4×03 “Open House”|
|2||2||Parks & Recreation||Four||4×01 “I’m Leslie Knope”|
|3||3||Fringe||TV2||4×12 “Welcome To Westfield”|
|4||6||True Blood||Prime||5×06 “Hopeless”|
|5||5||Louie||CC||2×05 “Country Drive”|
|6||7||Episodes||One||1×06 “Episode 6″|
|7||8||Modern Family||TV3||3×24 “Baby On Board” (season finale)|
|8||9||Weeds||SoHo||8×02 “A Beam Of Sunshine”|
|9||11||Supernatural||TV2||7×05 “Shut Up, Dr Phil”|
|10||10||The League||Four||2×03 “The White Knuckler”|
|11||12||30 Rock||Four||6×04 “The Ballad Of Kenneth Purcell”|
|12||-||Castle||One||4×15 “Pandora (Part 1)”|
New Girl (Four) is done for the year and drops out accordingly.
Making Noise / Coming Up:
Hawaii Five-0 (TV3) is still sitting just outside the Top 12. Forbrydelsen (SoHo) and The Fades (UKTV) are right there as well.
Post your thoughts in the comments section!
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(The rankings are put together using an average rating for each show over its past five episodes: every episode is rated out of 10, then the average rating across all episodes is worked out – the shows are then ranked according to their average to date. The episode rating is purely the opinion of Chris Philpott – no input from other critics is used, and information like ratings is not considered. Shows will be considered for the rankings only when they are on the air. Also, non-fiction shows – panel, current affairs and reality shows, for example – are not considered.)