Staff Picks: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2012 (And the 5 Worst)



Santa isn’t the only one putting together a list and checking it twice this time of year. So are pop culture obsessives! This is the season in which we here at debate our picks for the best and worst that the military-industrial-entertainment complex has offered up over the past 12 months. We’ve already selected our choices for the best and worst books and singles of 2012. Now we’re anointing 15 TV shows as the cream of the crop and 5 irredeemable stinkers as the worst of the worst.

The list might surprise you. Yeah, there are some picks you’d expect. The lovable underachievers of a certain community college are represented as are a couple of industrious entrepreneurs who peddle a blue crystalline substance that’s either meth or something you could order at Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar. But there are a couple choices that might surprise you as well.

Click through our gallery and see if your favorite (or least favorite) made the cut.

The 15 Best TV Shows of 2012 (And the 5 Worst)

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