- The Big Bang Theory
- Hell's Kitchen (and all the other Gordon Ramsay folderol)
- Shit My Dad Says
Bones: So not only can non-military personnel call special ops guys on the cellphone halfway across the world just as they're coming out from a covert mission, but it's perfectly reasonable to blame the main character for everything falling apart simply because people decided to quit when she went on a sabbatical (which everyone was insisting that she go on).
Hell's Kitchen et al: I could feel my self-respect dying.
Shit My Dad Says: I love the Twitter. I love the Shatner. Somehow the two don't combine particularly well.
House: A million fanfic writers are now screaming in agony. I can taste their delicious tears. We'll see if this development leads to something good or not, though (I'm guessing "not," and I bet that within three episodes the whole relationship status will have gotten the reset button and House and Cuddy will spend the rest of the season being extra-mopey).
Farscape: Over the last couple months I've finally been watching it in order from the beginning. Aside from a rough run of episodes toward the beginning of season 4, it's been quite enjoyable. I was actually pretty close to giving up on it in season 4 but then I saw "Kansas," which started out goofy but ended up pretty great. I'm almost done with it, though (I just have the last three original-run episodes and The Peacekeeper Wars left), and this makes me sad. For a 12-year-old show it still seems pretty cutting edge, too.
When I first saw it, I saw the first season in order, but then my roommate moved out and I decided not to keep up the cable subscription. After that I only caught bits and pieces of it, and then much later saw most of season 2 and a little of season 3 on the local Fox affiliate. But it was out of order and I missed a couple of very important key episodes (in particular, one which made the second half of season 2 and a basic issue underlying season 3 make sense), so I was completely lost. And I've already seen the last episode of season 4 but all I remember was the obligatory random diabolus ex machina cliffhanger ending and really don't remember anything else. (And now that I've seen the stuff that sets up that cliffhanger ending, well, at least they set it up at one point, but it still came pretty much out of the blue...)
Still, it's very well-written and imaginative and has a wonderful level of internal self-consistency (which is very important in science fiction), and it's such a visual splendor and I love how they used puppetry for most of the aliens instead of CG (and the few times that they do use CG mixed with live action they mostly kept it subtle and in quick glimpses so it didn't stick out too horribly).
So, please, TV executives, more things like Farscape, less things like everything else.