AFI, American Film Institute, loves their lists. Usually they are bring us the best 100 moments in movies. They also delve into TV sometimes. This month they announced their favorite shows in the top ten for the 2011 season. The list brings some controversy this year as some fan favorites have been left off the list. Some fans may even be surprise by the institute's picks.
One NBC comedy made the list and it isn’t Community. Parks and Recreation has found its stride in the third season. It has always been a critical favorite, but that has not been reflected in the ratings. On average it has only managed to pull in about 3 million viewers at best. It is the surprise to see it make it on to the list. I am sure the crew is grateful for the acknowledgement of their hard work.
Controversial comedian Louis C.K also made the list for his self-titled show. Louie airs on the FX channel and has been renewed for a third season. It has made the rounds on critics top ten lists and even been nominated for several Emmys.
Other notable honorees include Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Modern Family. Game of Thrones, which is a fresh face recently ended its first season. It is a fan favorite too and is performing well for HBO. They have released a teaser trailer for the second season.
What shows did not make the list? Zombie drama The Walking Dead is nowhere to be seen despite making the list last year. 30 Rock, Mad Men, and Glee have also dropped off the radar. These critical darlings are not failing in any way, but their has been a few new comers that have shown promise.
Do you agree with AFI? What other shows would you add to the top shows of 2011 list? Share your thoughts in the comments.