By Mike MacLean
The last episode of Rome airs tonight. It was a fantastic show, unparalleled in its depictions of bloodshed, sex, and political intrigue. It out-Sopranoed the Sopranos and gave us a history lesson in the bargain. Rome will be missed.
I know, I know; it was only a TV show. There are plenty more out there, some great ones even. But Rome was something special, and its passing has me feeling five shades of blue.
Only one thing can lift my spirits. A list. God help me, how I love the lists.
TOP TEN CURRENT TV SHOWS
(In no particular order.)
3. 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin is insanely funny. And has anyone noticed that SNL sucks this year? ("D!%K in a Box" notwithstanding) Could it be the show has gone downhill as a result of Tina Fey’s departure, one of their top writers? So wait…writing actually makes a difference in quality? Who knew?)
4. My Name is Earl
5. The Office
6. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (I pray to the heathen television gods to give this show another chance.)
7. The Daily Show
8. Veronica Mars (Mars is proof that TV is as good as it’s ever been. The fact that it might be on the chopping block, to be replaced by The Pussy Cat Dolls, is proof that TV is also as bad as it has ever been.)
9. BattleStar Galactica
10. Lost (I’m still hooked, but I have fears that all the plot twists will lead absolutely nowhere. Ultimately the show may be…"Full of Sound and Fury signifying nothing.")
So let’s hear it Murder fans. What are your picks?