Worst Show of Last Week: Saturday Night Live (Host: Taylor Swift) – Aside from her monologue song which was cute, this was another terrible episode. Are they even trying anymore?
The Power Rankings: (may contain mild spoilers)
10. South Park (Episode: “Dances With Smurfs”) – I’m afraid they may have ruined Avatar for me.
9. 30 Rock (Episode: “The Problem Solvers”) – It’s still not great but it’s been getting better. I’m a sucker for any mocking of Canada
8. The Office (Episode: “Murder”) – I’m glad Ed Helms is getting a bigger role this season.
7. How I Met Your Mother (Episode: “Rough Patch”) – If the Barney/Robin break-up doesn’t stick, then this episode will be stupid in retrospect. Actually it still is kinda stupid. They spent so much time making it appear that Robin and Barney were perfect for each other and then spent the first half of the season disproving that.
6. Friday Night Lights (Episode: “In The Skin Of A Lion”) – That shouting match between Coach Taylor and Vince was one of the most intense sideline confrontations the show has ever done.
5. Community (Episode: “Debate 109”) – My lovefest with Alison Brie continues. I’m so conflicted. On one hand, Jeff and Annie have better chemistry then Jeff and Britta. On the other hand, was I the only one who thought “Isn’t Annie supposed to be 18-19 and Jeff in his mid-to-late 30s? Ew.”
4. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Episode: “Mac and Dennis Break Up”) – I will never eat an apple the same way again.
3. Glee (Episode: “Wheels”) – Finally! This was probably my third favorite episode of the series thus far (my favorite being ‘Preggers’ – when Kurt comes out to this dad – and my second favorite being the pilot). Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, said that this is going to be the tone for the show going forward. I hope so.
2. Sons of Anarchy (Episode: “Balm”) – That last scene. Wow! Katey Sagal better at least be nominated for an Emmy.
1. Mad Men (Episode: “Shut The Door. Have A Seat”) – This was probably the most fun that I’ve ever had watching an episode of Mad Men (which is sad considering this episode was the end of the Draper Marriage). The birth of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce was like a caper movie. They should have called the episode “Draper’s Eleven.”