Because it matters

by Stephen Tall on December 19, 2006

MediaGrauniad’s Organ Grinder is once again asking its readers what have been their favourite TV shows this year. Which made me realise two things.

First, that I seem to have watched very little telly this year, for which I lay the blame firmly at the feet of Oxford City Council. And, secondly, what I have watched has tended to be on DVD, or via teh internets.

Still, as this blog is in a pre-Christmas mood of polls and random desiderata (otherwise known as being too knackered to write thoughtful op-ed pieces on current issues of import), I have managed to pull together my top 5:

1. The West Wing, Season 7 (More4)
2. QI (BBC2)
3. The Apprentice (BBC2)
4. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (More4)
5. The Line of Beauty (BBC2)

With honourable mentions to: Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Doctor Who (BBC1), Lead Balloon (BBC4), and Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe (BBC4).

PS: I see from last year’s Organ Grinder that I was, to my shame, nerdy enough to post my 2005 list there:

1. The West Wing.
2. QI.
3. Peep Show.
4. The Apprentice.
5. The Thick Of It.

Clearly the last year has changed me in so many ways…