This is the last week and the 2011 Best lists are floating around everywhere. Even though Twilight Breaking Dawn made the EW’s Worst Movie List and Charlaine Harris’ Dead Reckoning made EW’s Worst Book List of 2011, Being Human and True Blood are at least getting some appreciation for the vampire world.
The Daily Blam composed a list of Keven’s Top TV Shows of 2011. The shows were ranked as below:
- Breaking Bad
- Game of Thrones
- Boardwalk Empire
- American Horror Story
- Sons of Anarchy
- The Walking Dead
- Being Human
- True Blood
Keven described Being Human as:
This series is the biggest surprise of the year for me. What at first seems like a SyFy True Blood knockoff, is actually very, very far from just that. Think Friends with murder, gore and brilliant writing. Based on the UK show of the same name, we’re taken inside the lives of three roommates, a vampire, werewolf and ghost. It sounds absolutely terrible, but it works. The acting is all on point, the writing, the plot, it flows beautifully. Sam Witwer and Sam Huntington’s on-screen chemistry is believable and the two work so well off of each other.
The series utilizes music very effectively as well, turning out one of the year’s best soundtracks for a television show. Give this one a shot and you will not be sorry, I promise you. It’s a brave shot in the arm and welcome addition to US audiences who are tiring of True Blood’s zaniness.
Ok so he just kindda trashed his next favorite by saying it is a welcome to those that are tired of the “True Blood zanniest”. I so agree with this comment. It seems more like an actual show rather than a paranormal show with all the technical elements in it. It seems just like a regular show of people who happen to be a vampire, ghost, and werewolf.
This is how Keven described True Blood:
Despite what I can only describe as one of the worst season openers ever in which fans were treated to a demon fairy laser fight, True Blood ended on a high note. The first half of the fourth season may have struggled at times, trying to ‘re-invent’ itself with the whole ‘time moved forward’ plot, but after the show caught up with itself, it became damn good once again.
Alexander Skarsgard finally took over the reigns from Stephen Moyer and became the ‘fan favorite’, which was a long time coming in my opinion. The witches vs. vampires angle was tremendously heated and the rivalry was built up as much as it possibly could have been before getting settled in one of the most satisfying climactic episode arcs the show has had yet. Main characters finally died – which is nuts since nobody dies on this show and the finale was a shotgun blasty blast with the series’ biggest shockers yet.
I have to agree with Keven again. The first half of the season struggled with the crazy fairies but it ended up being one of the better seasons thus far. There were lots of red herrings as well as turns and jumps but overall the last few episodes were the best.
So what other lists are vampires going to end up on? There is less than a week left to see what other trophies we can take home.
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