The Top 3 – Right Now TV Edition

For my two very loyal readers, you’ve probably been asking yourself where I’ve gone. Or at least you would be if you didn’t already follow me on twitter. Well I have a reason – TV. And I figured the best way to get back in the game was to tell you about it. Heck, I even decided to create a new category for this post (you can thank me later!).

Every second Monday I’ll be posting what I perceive to be my “Top 3″ of whatever topic seems to float my boat that given week. This week it’s TV. Maybe next week it’s donuts. That’s the beauty of it all – I’m simply using the “Top 3″ to get the brain in gear and the gears moving. I’m so brilliant.

So what are the the “Top 3 TV Shows Right Now” you ask?

The Walking Dead

Maybe I’m sick and twisted, but there is something I enjoy about the fate of humanity in a postapocalyptic, zombie infested world. While the second season has definitely been slower than last, The Walking Dead definitely picked up considerable steam in the mid-season cliffhanger – and has already been renewed for a third season.

This webisode is kinda graphic – you have been warned!



Hell on Wheels

Forming the tail end of my Sunday evening AMC hours (first The Walking Dead and then Hell on Wheels starting Sundays at 9 Eastern, 8 Central), Hell on Wheels provides me a little loose history as a Western-themed tale on the building of the mighty Union Pacific Railroad. Please keep in mind I did say “loose history.”



24/7 Flyers/Rangers

Now if there are any of you out there that don’t agree with this pick, then I’m not sure we can still be friends. After watching (and blogging about) last season’s 24/7 Penguins/Capitals, watching this lead up to the NHLs Winter Classic was a guarantee. We already have one of our most compelling “players” in Ilya Bryzgalov and I’m just waiting to see Tortorella go off on Brooksie.

Anyone know who I speak to about a 24/7 Canucks/Blackhawks series next year?


Honourable Mentions:

Game of Thrones

A series that had me so hooked that I’ve since read ALL FIVE books (yes, I read the first book after watching season one), Game of Thrones is the one that has me wishing April 2012 would simply come quicker. If you somehow missed the first season and want a quick recap, I’ll give you the 16-bit version:

Ice Pilots: NWT
While it was painful not to include Ice Pilots: NWT in the top three, the list wasn’t a top 4 and sometimes you have to make tough decisions. While the premise may seem simple, the “characters” from Buffalo Airways are the biggest win in the series – I swear I’d be able to strike up a conversation with nearly anyone in the company if I ever flew with Buffalo.



So what are your “Top 3?”