I’ve said this before, but any top-10 list is really a top 9 list, plus about a 20-way tie for 10th. When I put together my lists of the top 10 new and returning shows, there were numerous shows that might have made the lists, had they been a touch better, had I been in a different mood that day or, frankly, for no good reason at all. (I’ll just say it: I regret not including Slings and Arrows.)
Anyway, here are 10 shows that might have made my list–and might next year, if they’re still around–in the order that I thought of them when I typed this.
How I Met Your Mother
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Knights of Prosperity
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil
Slings and Arrows
Most of you probably haven’t done a top-10 list of TV shows to begin with. So I’ll put the question to you this way: What were your solid second-tier shows of 2007? That is, the shows that, for whatever reason, you felt fell just this side of best-ness? Let’s hear it for the also-rans!