My Top Twenty Genre Shows of All Time

20. Red Dwarf: for the laughs.
19. Dollhouse: for the characters, for the loss, for the cynicism, for the pessimism, for the paranoia, for the desolation.
18. Farscape: for the characters, for the loss, for the story, for science as magic, for the laughs.
17. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: for the characters, for the loss.
16. Lost: for the characters, for the story, for the love.
15. Battlestar Galactica (2003): for the characters, for the story, for looking like you knew what you were doing.
14. Fringe: for science as magic.
13. The X-files: for the faith.
12. Carnivale: for the myth.
11. Millennium: for the faith.
10. Blake’s 7: for the pessimism.
9. Star Trek: The Next Generation/DS9/Voyager
8. Babylon 5: for the story.
7. Star Trek: Original Series: for the idealism.
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: for the laughs, for the loss and for the fight, the cynicism and the faith.
5. Trigun: for the laughs and the consequences.
4. The Prisoner: for the paranoia.
3. Firefly: for the laughs, the love, and the cynicism.
2. The Twilight Zone: for the twist.
1. Doctor Who (predominantly the 2000 revival)/Torchwood: for science as magic, for the laughs, for longevity, for the twist, for the optimism, for the pessimism, for the desolation, for the cynicism, for the faith, for the paranoia, for the love, and for the consequences.
(Also, on a completely unrelated note: White people have deluded themselves into thinking Dave Matthews Band is amazing but Hootie & the Blowfish was a fad they went through, thus proving they can easily accept a White man leading a band made up of minorities, but the inverse is just silly. Somehow, this explains Avatar, Fern Gully, Dune, Dances with Wolves, Dangerous Minds, Tarzan, Pathfinder, Davis’ character on Treme, the reason White 60s protesters at Civil Rights protests are ironically annoying and superior, and the popularity of Rebirth Brass Band at Le Bon Temps among White college students. Good day.)

Favorite Albums of the Aughts

1 Radiohead – Kid A
2 Tori Amos – Scarlet’s Walk
3 Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
4 Thursday – Full Collapse
5 Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
6 Arcade Fire – Funeral
7 Pj Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
8 Damien Rice – O
9 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
10 Tool – Lateralus
11 Bright Eyes – Fevers & Mirrors
12 Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
13 Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
14 Feist – Let It Die
15 Panic at the Disco – Pretty. Odd.
16 The Mars Volta – Bedlam in Goliath
17 Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
18 Deftones – White Pony
19 Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
20 Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf