BEST OF 2012: TV
We didn't spend all year watching these shows, but we kind of wish we did.
This story was published on January 1, 2013.
"I still can't believe I'm watching this show so feverishly, but I attribute it to T Bone Burnett's music and that naughty Juliette Barnes (as channeled by Hayden Panettiere). There's a lot of great acting here in general, especially from newcomers Clare Bowen and Jonathan Jackson. Team Scarlett!" --Ashley Baker, executive editor
"Do I really need to break this down? From Shohanna to Adam, the characters on this show would make me insane in real life, but on TV I will happily watch them for hours on end and laugh out loud the entire time." --Ali Hoffman, web editor
"I think The Voice is really amazing--I was rooting for Melanie Martinez. Love her voice. Don't love Xtina's hair however--but I forgive her for such mistakes as her voice is one of the best!" --Dani Stahl, style editor-at-large
"Even though I'm having a hard time watching Claire Danes cry every week it's still the intense depiction of the CIA ever and the best show on TV right now." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor
--Nick Bloom-Scaglione, digital art director
Girls and Nashville
"Girls, easy breezy. But I also like Nashville. It's kind of like that SNL skit 'The Californians' except it's set in Tennessee and they're not joking." --Mallory Rice, senior editor
"OK, if no one else is going there, I will: Week in and week out, New Girl is reliably funny and totally endearing. Forget your Zooey hate, because every other character more than makes up for it. (Although I will never, ever forgive them for the term 'adorkable'.) And not to go with the easy pun, but Veep comes in at a close second." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor