1999 Corn Pops Commercial starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul - Got have my pops!
Once upon a time, it may very well have been possible to see all of the great television that aired in North America in a calendar year. For most of us, that time is over. From the ever-growing list of networks supplying quality programming to the advent of digital content providers smuggling in new and previously-unavailable series from around the world, 2013 marked the year TV became a truly unwieldy beast – in the best way possible. Beyond the distribution aspect, great television became a more diverse concept than ever before, in ways reflected in our staff’s collective list. Our Top 25 finds room for series of all shapes and sizes, from popular network mainstays to canceled-but-beloved cable darlings and everything in between. The beauty of it all? It’ll likely be even more painful to whittle it down to just 25 next year.
It’s finally time. With Christmas Eve upon us, December is coming to a close and that means it’s time to find out Simon and Kate’s picks for the best TV shows of the year. 2013 has been an eventful year for television, with scores of interesting shows throughout the year. Only a handful can make the final cut for the podcast, though. Which shows made the list, which just missed out, and which weren’t even in contention? Tune in to find out.
Adventure Time (9:34-13:28)
The Venture Bros. (13:28-17:41)
Eastbound & Down (22:13-27:04)
The Americans (29:19-33:07)
The Good Wife (33:07-39:27)
Top of the Lake (39:28-45:51)
Orange is the New Black (1:03:55-1:12:27)
Spartacus: War of the Damned (1:22:20-1:31:08)
Breaking Bad (1:31:08-1:38:14)