2013 is just a few hours away, so it’s time to look back at the good and the bad stuff 2012 brought to our television screens! Because we (Chantal + Marjola) weren’t able to choose, we decided that the both of us should post our personal favorites. Click on one of the pictures to open the picture carousel and read our comments (M=Marjola and C=Chantal).
Best performing show on our blog (M): The Vampire Diaries. Opening the best of 2012 ball is a tv show about a girl and not one but two boys! You would think that The Vampire Diaries is just another teen soap, because it combines high school drama with vampires and love triangles. But the show has great writing, outstanding leading actors, plus a great supporting cast with serious storylines (which doesn’t happen very often) and always another villain waiting around the corner. It’s not too late to start catching up with this show, dear readers!
Best performing show on our blog (C): Glee. The maths don’t lie. In the past few months I’ve reviewed and graded Glee, Modern Family, Suburgatory, Go On and a bit of New Girl. And apparently Glee scored best in my book. Hey hey hey score list, don’t forget others might have been just as good, sometimes even better. I totally admit though that Glee’s having a great season, maybe one of its best. The New York scenes are pretty darn cool and the new kids are really good. That does deserve a shout out.
Best drama (M): One Tree Hill. I know I could have picked another show (sorry, I’m one of the people who doesn’t watch Homeland), but it was One Tree Hill’s ninth and last season this year so I just had to put it on a pedestal one last time. It already feels ages ago that the final episode aired, but the send-off was phenomenal. It meant a lot of heartbreak, another psycho showing up, Dan Scott still redeeming himself, the return of a few familiar faces (Lucas and Keith Scott), a great bromance (barmanager Chase and Chris Keller) and lovely notes to the past seasons. In other words all the ingredients which the fans remember the show by. Mark Schwahn & co delivered a perfectly wrapped final season with a gold bow on top of it.
Best drama (C): Revenge. To be completely fair, I’ve always preferred comedy over drama, sci-fi, fantasy or whatsoever. With Revenge I completely ignored this fact and I’m happy I did. Such a good and exciting show.
Best comedy (M): New Girl. I always thought the adorkable Jess played by Zooey Deschanel was going to be the showstopper on New Girl. Why? She is as cute as a button! Who would have thought that Max Greenfield (former Deputy Leo on Veronica Mars) as Schmidt would steal the show?! It’s nice to have a show on tv which focus on people in their late 20’s/begin 30’s finding their way, when they aren’t living their dream scenario just yet (in tv land that means being married to your high school sweetheart and having a child on the way most of the time). New Girl is superfunny thanks to super douche Schmidt and his douchebag jar, but the show isn’t scared to handle the big stuff like unemployment either. I’m glad New Girl has worked it’s way around their season 2 funk. Hit us with the good stuff in 2013, New Girl! Preferably Nick and Jess realizing that they are made for each other.
Best comedy (C): Modern Family. You know when you’re watching a comedy and you cannot decide on which character you like the best? (I mean… Chandler, Ross, Joey, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, I love them all!) That’s when a show is good I believe. Combine that with cry your eyes out from laughing moments and you’ve got a winner. Literally, an Emmy Award winner. Modern Family remained one of my favorites in 2012.
Best new show (M): Elementary. There is another neurotic, fast-talking Brit in NYC! It’s Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. To give this famous old story a twist, Sherlock is a recovering heroin addict and his partner is a woman: sober companion Dr. Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu. If you are not into detective shows, just watch the intro of Elementary. It totally fits Holmes deductive way of thinking. As a viewer you get the chance to train your own deductive skills and solve the mystery alongside this dynamic duo. Plus the little quarrels between Holmes and Watson are as good as ever (“No, I’m British. This is not tea.”). Elementary is a must watch this season!
Best new show (C): Go On. Can’t really make up my mind between Nashville, Smash and Go On on this one. So many good new shows this year has brought! With Go On just everything seems to be right. The dialog, cast, scenario’s. It’s great!
Most surprising new show (M): Emily Owens M.D.! This show is about experiencing the high school jungle at your serious “I thought I finally left high school behind” job starring Mamie Gummer (who doesn’t only look like a young Meryl Streep, but is the one of the daughters of Miss Streep). I have to admit, I thought the first five minutes of the pilot were extremely bad, but the show started to grow on me after that. It turned out to be good, really good! Which was a pleasant surprise. Emily Owens M.D. includes some nice storylines, a few adorkable love-triangles, lot’s of relatable characters and some nice plot developments. The biggest downside is that this show about semi-grownups is on The CW and grownups storylines don’t work on that particular network (just look at the amount of parents that is left on hit show The Vampire Diaries: right, just one!). It was doomed to be cancelled. It’s sad that The CW didn’t give it a chance to grow like other newbie shows, so join me in proving The CW wrong by watching all the new Emily Owens M.D. episodes starting January 1st!
Most surprising new show (C): Ben and Kate. Some new shows I got pleasantly surprised by this year are The Mindy Project, The New Normal and Ben and Kate. I believe some people are not that enthusiastic about the latter. Me on the other hand, I really like Kate’s utterly awkward situations and Ben’s super weird behavior. I totally dig it even.
Most underrated show (M): Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23. If you are in need of a nice “laughing out loud, rolling of your couch” kind of moment, then why aren’t you watching Apartment 23?! It’s hilarious! Some people take television far too seriously and that’s probably the reason why this is the most underrated show right now. Of course it’s ridiculous that former heartthrob James Van Der Beek plays (an extravagant version of) himself, who has a black gay butler/employee called Luther running around and is friends with crazy It-girl Chloe (a glorious portrayal by Krysten Ritter) who has a small town roommate June who saw her perfect life plan vanish before her eyes and works at a tiny coffeeshop these days. But whatever, the writing is excellent and because we see this crazy world through June’s eyes it’s even relatable sometimes. Start watching this shizzle, bitches!
Most underrated show (C): Awake. In my opinion you missed out on this one NBC. Such an awesome, mind boggling show that had so much more potential than just one season. I’m glad they at least finished the story, even though it was a little rushed at the end. The entire concept was very well done, which leads me to concluding we need more Awake-like shows on tv. On a completely other note: my inner 16 year old girl is also really bummed Jane By Design concluded after season 1.
Show that didn’t deserve to be cancelled (M): The Secret Circle. Look at those sad pretty faces! The Secret Circle was supposed to be the next CW hit of executive producer Kevin Williamson after The Vampire Diaries, but it got cancelled after one season. I still don’t get why. It was dark, had a lot of teen angst, the usual high school (dating) drama and a great cast (besides their pretty faces they had loads of acting skills). They even pulled the “killing of a core character” stunt in the begin of the season. You want to know what was the worst about this show? That it ended with a major cliffhanger! Looks like the crew didn’t saw this cancellation coming either. Let’s hope that the cast finds a new job soon! P.S.: Other shows I would have wanted to watch for a second season (in some cases a full first season) are Ringer, Pan Am, Emily Owens M.D. and Partners.
Show that didn’t deserve to be cancelled (C): Partners. Really? Was that necessary? Definitely not the best show, but Partners still was highly entertaining. More so than some not worth mentioning reality shows that DID air the entire season. Too bad, tv people, too bad. Also, small sidenote: cancelling Made in Jersey after two episodes? Ouch, pretty harsh. I didn’t even get to chance to see if I like it or not.
Best pilot (M): Arrow. I hear Arrow fans think: you choose Arrow as your favorite pilot and you show Stephen Amell with a bow and his shirt on?! For people who don’t know the show: The CW likes to show Oliver Queen’s well trained upperbody as much as possible and I’m surprised his sixpack hasn’t got it’s own spot on the credits yet. On a serious note: Arrow is a great show. You can think of Oliver Queen as a male Emily Thorne (Revenge) fighting crime in Starling City as a modern day Robin Hood. The show is based on a comic book, which means that there are a lot of comic book references and even more comic book characters popping up on our screen. Also a small shout-out to Katie Cassidy who plays Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance on the show. I think she finally found the perfect part to play!
Best pilot (C): Nashville. Nashville is one of the few series whose pilot completely convinced me in terms of the show’s potential. Great introduction of the characters and main plots, great song choices, which created some memorable moments. Secretly I’ve been wishing for more of those in the episodes that followed, but Nashville so far still remained to be one of my new favs this season. I really like country music, that helps too.
Best themed episode (M): Pretty Little Liars 3×13 This Is a Dark Ride. I just had to mention Pretty Little Liars somewhere in this list. They always have great costume parties (one of my favorites is the masked ball), but this one was a great one episode comeback. Although Pretty Little Liars is on ABC Family, it can still scare the crap out of you. Aria being trapped in a box and knowing that Toby is part of the A-team plus the reveal of Alison’s body bag makes this a very memorable episode and I can’t wait for the second half of the season to start in 2013!
Best themed episode (C): New Girl 2×06 Halloween. With New Girl you rest assured some hilariousness will be included. Definitely on Halloween.
Best storyline (M): Kanima – Teen Wolf. Teen Wolf is a very teen soapy show on MTV, but the show really stepped it up in it’s second season. A lizard-like shape-shifter (the kanima) became the center of the show. It turned out that it was Jackson – which meant a lot of shirtless scenes for actor Colton Haynes. But as you can see, he totally pulled it off. The only stupid thing Teen Wolf did, is mess up the contract negotiations with Colton Haynes, which lead to his departure before the third season even started. In other words they threw the major (and best) storyline of the second season in the trash can. So Teen Wolf fans, enjoy this image will you can and let’s hope that the third season will live up to it.
Best storyline (C): Pretty much all of it, especially ending season 1 – Revenge. Revenge is very well done, to say the least. Especially the ending of the first season, where the beach scene finally got revealed, was one of the best bits in tv land I’ve seen this year.
Worst storyline (M): Elena being sired to Damon – The Vampire Diaries. I read online that this storyline is being compared to the moonstone storyline of season two. I have to admit, the storyline is quite ridiculous… they hit rock bottom when Elena said goodbye to Damon at the Gilbert’s cabin with the explanation that she was ready to fight Damon on it, but suddenly every part of her body was telling her that she needed to get in the car. This was apparently the solution to unsire her. Come on writers, it almost looks like you hate team Delena.
Worst storyline (C): Pregnant Gloria & grumpy Jay – Modern Family. Except for their hilarious bickering about Gloria singing to her belly in the latest episode, they have been kind of annoying. Have the baby already.
Best episode (M): Revenge 1×22 Reckoning. Revenge was one of the best new shows last year and it ended with a grand finale! We even got the feeling that Emily/Amanda completed her mission and was ready for her happy ending with Jack. But Faux-manda showed up preggers, the plane with (supposedly) Victoria and all the prove to clear her father on it also had some explosives aboard and Emily’s half-sister Charlotte overdosed. Accompanied by some great music (Seven Devils by Florence + The Machine when Victoria is boarding the plane) this was the perfect ending of a great first season.
Best episode (C): Glee 4×04 The Break Up. Besides each and every Friends episode, I almost never rewatch tv shows or an episode by itself. I did with Glee’s The Break Up, so that pretty much sums it all up. It was nice that the Glee writers had the balls to write such a plot twist, plus they did some really good songs that week.
Worst episode (M): Gossip Girl 6×03 Dirty Rotten Scandals. What should I say about it… The last season of Gossip Girl was all over the place. Some episodes were almost as good as the ones from the show’s early days (6×01, 6×08 and 6×10), but others were one big disaster. The cherry on top of the disaster pile was the episode which centered around Blair’s first big fashion show. The clothing was awful and I won’t even start about the Sage and Serena storyline.
Worst episode (C): Gossip Girl 6×09 The Revengers. What was UP with the background music at the end?? When Bart and Chuck’s roof-fight was accompanied by some cartoony orchestra extravaganza. Shouting something along the line ‘They have to be kidding!!’ while watching a show, gives the green light for worst episode mention. I think. (P.S. It’s not that Gossip Girl has been all bad this year. I’d also like to mention the great season finale. Just to end on a positive note.)
Biggest tearjerker (M): Keith’s you are my plus one – One Tree Hill. One Tree Hill had a lot of tearjerking moments in it’s final season, but if I have to pick one it’s Keith reuniting with a just departed Dan Scott in the afterlife. The whole scene gave me goosebumps! First of all it was a big surprise that Craig Sheffer reprised his famous part one more time. But the best part is that Dan and Keith’s story became full circle. Dan Scott finally redeemed himself by saving Nathan (and literally dying to save his son) and the older Scott brothers finally reconnected. The episode ended with Dan asking to Keith where he is going, because he’s certain that Keith has found his place in heaven and he isn’t welcome there. Keith says: “Don’t worry, little brother. You’re my plus one.” I told you, goosebumps!
Biggest tearjerker (C): Any moment Blaine cries – Glee. Darn you Darren Criss.
Biggest laugh out loud (M): Ali kissing gay bff Wyatt without feeling anything… – Partners. Another show that didn’t deserve to be cancelled, because it certainly had some LOL moments (playing celebrity, Ali and Louis accidentally buying the same stuff, Wyatt wearing superman glasses and calling his boyfriend Lois etc.). The whole scene with Wyatt helping Ali out at her store, walking around with a boombox and Ali saying goodbye to him with a “mwah” friendly kiss was one of them! It got even better when Ali tried to prove to her fiance Joe that she didn’t feel anything when she kissed Wyatt, but had to admit she was wrong after kissing him three times in a row. Wyatt’s face was priceless!
Biggest laugh out loud (C): Phil’s man date – Modern Family. If only I had a device that could measure my laughs while watching television. Not only would that have been utterly useless and weird, I’m sure it would also have measured the highest laughing score during Phil Dunphy’s man date. Even though the not-being-aware-of-being-on-a-date idea has been done a few times before, Modern Family executed it REALLY well. A big part of that was Ty Burrells brilliant comedic timing and all saying faces.
Best music moment (M): Naley reunite after Nathan’s kidnapping – One Tree Hill. Raise your hand if you was worried that Nathan would never return home save. (Raising hand) Yes, I was worried, but I’m glad how everything played out in the end. It almost seemed like the song Never Let Me Go by Florence + The Machine was especially written for this moment (Nathan and Haley seeing each other again for the first time in weeks after his kidnapping). The song made this a very powerful scene. One Tree Hill always had a lot of great music on the show, just like Teen Wolf and Pretty Little Liars. These shows look more like a music video sometimes!
Best music moment (C): Tessa’s song – Suburgatory. Let’s express general appreciation for any moment on Suburgatory that shows some real human emotion. As the writers still seem to be searching for the right balance between cartoony goofiness and more serious story lines (and sometimes fail at that), Tessa’s song was a nice moment to take a breath and exclaim a sincere ‘awww’. When the song turned out to be the Suburgatory theme, I was pleasantly surprised. (It’s not that I don’t like the goofiness by the way. That’s what makes Suburgatory… Suburgatory. As long as it’s not too over the top.)
Best music performance (M): Scarlett and Gunnar’s If I Didn’t Know Better – Nashville. Nashville has a lot of great songs on the show, but I choose If I Didn’t Know Better because it got me hooked on the show. The chemistry between the two characters is undeniable, the lyrics, the tension and longing looks made me curious about what was going to happen next and which great songs we will hear after that (Fade Into You, anyone?!). A nice runner-up is Scott Porter singing Jambalaya on the show Hart of Dixie when he visits New Orleans in season one. You just had to smile when he was performing!
Best music performance (C): Don’t Forget Me – Smash. As I said earlier on, Nashville has had some pretty awesome performances. But then, I completely fell in love with Smash in the beginning of this year! Absolutely adore the music and cast. Don’t Forget Me made for a great season finale ending.
Best ensemble (M): Go On. There are some great casts out there these days (for instance the cast of The Vampire Diaries and Hart of Dixie – who remind me a lot of the quirky citizens of Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls), but I think the ensemble of Go On should get an extra shout-out. Ryan’s support group is great, but let’s not forget his awesome co-workers Carrie and Steven! Everyone on Go On is just (extremely) awkward, but also very likeable. Of course some more than others, but I think there is a nice balance among the characters. That’s why this show is one of my favorite discoveries this fall.
Best ensemble (C): Go On. I’ve grown to love the odd combination of characters in Go On. Yes, even Mr. K.
Favorite ship (M): Klaroline (Caroline and Klaus) – The Vampire Diaries. In season three we learned that evil hybrid Klaus fancies kick-ass vampire Caroline. He even started to act like a gentleman around her: giving her a bracelet, making romantic drawings, buying her a beautiful blue dress and giving her the chance to choose between death and a vampire life instead of forcing her to do what he wants. I think everyone hated Klaus at first (who wouldn’t?!), but when he is around Caroline he opens up. You probably even envy Caroline a little, because he promised to show her the beauty of the world if she chooses to be with him. I have the feeling that Caroline doesn’t realize yet that she is develop some feelings for another hybrid besides her current off-and-on boyfriend Tyler. Let’s hope we see Klaroline share a tiny kiss in the second half of the fourth season, because Caroline kissing Klaus in Tyler’s body doesn’t count!
Favorite ship (C): Mindy & Danny Castellano – The Mindy Project. Yeah. About those couples I used to root for… You can now probably find them in the couples-library section ‘Never going to happen in a bazillion years’. That’s why I came up with a new mission, that is: hoping for the Mindy and Danny Castellano (The Mindy Project) duo. You’ll see they’ll kill each other in five years, since a pact is a pact.
Favorite couple (M): Zade (Zoe and Wade) – Hart of Dixie. Zoe and Wade are a “will they or won’t they” couple, but right before the winter break they decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend for real, yay! First I didn’t really care if Zoe picked Wade or George, because they are both great, but I’m happy the writers choose the not so predictable combination. Rachel Bilson and Wilson Bethel have great chemistry and I’m curious what will happen with Zade in 2013.
Favorite couple (C): Cam and Mitchell – Modern Family. Just saying. If you look up Mitchell and Cam, you’ll probably find the description ‘perfect twosome’. Hurray for Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. So brilliantly hilarious.
Worst couple (M): Ashley and Daniel – Revenge. Dating a guy because his father pays you to spy on him isn’t a really good foundation for a nice relationship. Also because the guy is still in love with his ex-fiancee, who happen to be one of your best friends. Seriously, Daniel and Ashley were the worst couple ever! I’m glad they broke up. According to the promo’s Daniel is busy moving on, I mean moving back to his former fiancee. Which means some nice drama ahead, yay!
Worst couple (C): Rufus and Ivy – Gossip Girl. Now here’s an image we did not want to see. The Rufus and Ivy romance in Gossip Girl was just all sorts of wrong. As a matter of fact, I’d hereby like to erase that one from my memory and leave it with one word: ugh.
Favorite bromance (M): Damon and Alaric – The Vampire Diaries. Alaric’s dead was one of the most shocking ones on television this year. For Damon it meant that he lost his drinking buddy and he have be searching for one ever since. When the gang decided to honor all their deceased family members and friends, Damon took off to the cemetery. After a long speech to Alaric’s tombstone, the viewers were surprised by the appearance of Alaric (in the afterlife) who said “I miss you too, buddy”. Awww!
Favorite bromance (C): Noah and George – Suburgatory. Mmmkay, it appears there’s definitely not enough bromance happening in the series I watch. And it’s not like I don’t watch any. By the lack of better, Noah & George from Suburgatory are the bromance of my choice. Admitting them dressing up as each other for Halloween was pretty hilarious, I herewith ask for more adorable bro-moments in 2013.
Favorite BFF’s (M): Annabeth and Lemon – Hart of Dixie. This should have been a shoo-in for Gossip Girl’s Blair and Serena, but the writers decided to let them fight for most of the season (your loss, GG writers). So I’m going for Lemon and Annabeth (Hart of Dixie). We have seen them fight, having a nice heart to heart, party together and standing up against and for each other. They really are best friends! Kaitlyn Black who plays Annabeth should deserve a proper spot on the show, so we can enjoy this friendship every week on our screens.
Favorite BFF’s (C): Caroline and Max – 2 Broke Girls. “Girl power!”, is what the 10-year-old-Spice-Girls-fan-part of me would say. Some cool girly duos this year were Chloe and June from Apt. 23, Ava and Raegan from Up All Night, Blair and Dorota from Gossip Girl and Max and Caroline from 2 Broke Girls. The last two are pretty good at calling each other out, which makes their friendship even more fun to watch. Secretly I’m a bigger fan of the male-female-friendships in my series though. Because I’m weird like that. Can I choose Carrie and “Rachel Maddow” maybe?
Heartthrob of the year (M): Jake – The Secret Circle. There are a lot of heartthrobs on tv, but I decide to go with Jake from The Secret Circle played by Chris Zylka. He was introduced on the show like the a perfect bad boy (and love interest for Cassie): mysterious, the older brother of a just deceased Nick, a witch with the wrong friends and a smoldering look. Too bad the show is cancelled and we never got the chance to see him redeem himself with his adorable puppy eyes. P.S.: Also a small shout-out for James Lafferty who played Nathan Scott for nine years. He would have won the heartthrob of the decade award, for sure!
Heartthrob of the year (C): Daniel Grayson – Revenge. Joshua Bowman. Boomshakalaka.
Biggest douchebag (M): Chris Keller – One Tree Hill. Yay, Chris Keller – always talking about himself in the third person – came back for the final season of One Tree Hill! He is a douchebag in a funny way: acting all tough but completely freaking out when someone calls his bluff. Plus he had an awesome bromance going with Chase. If you are looking for a douche-douchebag, just check out Tommy on Arrow. He’s an ass.
Biggest douchebag (C): Vanessa – 90210. It’s not always the guys who do mean stuff, ya know? Evil-lady-to-the-extreme Vanessa from 90210 is certainly one to put on the douchebag list. You’d think falling from a very high balcony (and float of into the ocean even!) would do the trick, but noooooo. Sheesh. A bad penny always turns up, that’s for sure.
Nerd-alert! (M): Stiles – Teen Wolf. It isn’t just a nerd-alert, it’s a cute nerd-alert! Stiles Stilinski on Teen Wolf (played by Dylan O’Brien) reminds me of Seth Cohen (played by Adam Brody on the OC). He never gets the girl and his (sarcastic) oneliners are funny as hell. Luckily he gets to be the hero too sometimes in the crazy supernatural world he lives in.
Nerd-alert! (C): Han Lee – 2 Broke Girls. Every time Alex on Modern Family outdoes her family with a snarky smart comment, leaves me chuckling. Poor Han on 2 Broke Girls though, so. much. teasing. That certainly deserves some sort of shout out.
Cutest tv kid (M): Logan – One Tree Hill. Everyone thought that little Jamie Scott was the cutest tv kid ever when he starred on One Tree Hill for the first time, but he was easily dethroned by Pierce Gagnon as Logan (Clay’s son). He has the most adorable smile and the coolest nightlight (yes, his green power ring). Plus when he looked sad when Clay walked out on him, it was just heartbreaking. I wish that they had brought him on the show sooner!
Cutest tv kid (C): Shania – The New Normal. Hats off to all the kiddos on television, like Modern Family’s Lily or Ben and Kate’s Maddie. It’s pretty hard to deliver lines at a young age. Although Shania from The New Normal is a bit older already, I like her nerdy, weird-ish and way too mature perspective on things.
Best actor (M): Joseph Morgan – The Vampire Diaries. Joseph Morgan has a tough job on The Vampire Diaries. He has to play an ancient old hybrid, a guy who falls in love with a vampire girl who doesn’t love him back (yet), the bastard son of a wicked witch, the disappointed brother who asks his mother for help when his brothers and sister are bullying him, the leader of the pack and the monster who kills everyone who crosses him. It’s a tough job, but he nails it every single time. When he is Klaus, he just walks and talks like a boss. Great job, Joseph!
Best actor (C): Ty Burrell – Modern Family. Ty Burrell’s comedic timing is superb. I’m starting to think no one else would be able to do Phil Dunphy like he can. It’s also very handy to have an informative example-character on television. Wait, what? Phil’s-osophy should NOT be my life handbook?
Best actress (M): Candice Accola – The Vampire Diaries. Nina Dobrev is a great actress playing three parts these days (Katherine, Elena the human and Elena the vampire), but I think that’s why people forget the stellar job Candice Accola does when she portraits Caroline. Caroline changed from the insecure and bossy high school prom queen into a kick-ass vampire. Plus she has always been a great friend. I’m happy that they never killed of her character like they did with Vicky Donovan in season one, because then we would have been seriously missing out on some great stuff!
Best actress (C): Christina Applegate – Up All Night. Not necessarily because of her performance in Up All Night, but because she’s an awesome actress to begin with. Period. Together with Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph she earns extra points for forming a hilarious trio.
Comeback kid (M): James Van Der Beek – Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23. Yes, of course Matthew Perry is doing a great job on Go On, but James Van Der Beek deserves some props too! He is hilarious when he plays an extravagant version of himself (and making fun of the Hollywood celebrities who’s glory days are over). His best work yet was his Dancing with the Stars storyline on Apartment 23.
Comeback kid (C): Matthew Perry – Go On. I’ve mentioned my Friends addiction and Go On enthusiasm plenty times already. Let’s leave it at: It’s good to have Matthew Perry back on tv.
Rising star (M): Phoebe Tonkin – The Secret Circle. Did I mention yet that it sucked that The Secret Circle was cancelled?! Well here is another reason: Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain. This Australian beauty kicked-ass at being a wicked teenage witch. She also showed her soft side which was hidden underneath when we found out her tv-granddad had died. The CW seems to like her too, because she’d got another job on The Vampire Diaries right after The Secret Circle was kicked to the curb.
Rising star (C): Dakota Johnson – Ben and Kate. A young actress I would definitely like to see more. Yay for Kate’s awkward giggle. We know 2013 will bring us some new Ben and Kate adventures. Let’s hope for the same in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017…
Special shout-out (M): Candy Andy – Ryan Hansen on 2 Broke Girls. Why this special shout-out? Well I’m just glad Ryan Hansen is back on our television screens! He was great as Dick Casablancas on Veronica Mars and these days you can enjoy his goofiness on 2 Broke Girls as Candy Andy. Yes, that’s his name for real!
Special shout-out (C): Tracy Vilar – Partners. Thanks to Tracy for the tweet-shout out a while back. Here’s one right back at ya. We find Partners’ cancellation a big bummer, so here’s to a brand new and even better tv show for Tracy to return in, in the upcoming year.
Biggest expectations for 2013 (M): White Collar. There are a few shows to name in that category: Teen Wolf (how will they deal with the departure of Kanima Jackson?), Pretty Little Liars (will the girls find out that Toby is on the A-team?), The Vampire Diaries (what will happen after the sacrifice which professor Shady Shane wanted to happen?) and White Collar (how will they deal with the reveal of Neal’s father and will we see more of Sarah Ellis?). Show us what you’ve got in 2013!
Biggest expectations for 2013 (C): Smash. Like you didn’t see that one coming. With Jennifer Hudson added to the cast, I’m guessing season 2 is bound to be super awesome cool amazing great terrific magnificent perfecto. A few great guest stars announced as well: Sean Hayes, Jesse L. Martin and more. Woooh. Can’t wait! Just 36 days left! Wooooh. [/extreme excitement]