There are two schools of thought on this subject. Breaking Bad’s storyline, while incredibly interesting, can be plodding at times. But with only eight (well, seven, now) episodes in the final season, this should be a fast-moving two months.
Secondly, part of Suits’ appeal — along with the fascinating dialogue — its its uptempo theme(s). There is rarely a dull moment on that show.
So, let the games begin.
1. Suits: Harvey Specter vs. Annie Walker (Covert Affairs) vs. Walter White (Breaking Bad). This is what we live for as a viewing audience.
2. Covert Affairs: The way this series has upped its game continues to be surprising — a very good way. The only complaint I have is the elimination of the theme song at the beginning. I loved that music. I also love the addition of Hill Harper to the cast.
3. Breaking Bad: I was hoping “Hank” would have a prominent role in the stretch run, and it looks like he will.
4. Burn Notice: Four episodes left in the final season. I sure hope Michael and Fee get back together.
5. Hell on Wheels: The two-hour season premier was superb. Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon has become one of TV’s top leading men.
6. The Glades: Anyone else remember Michelle Hurd when she was a regular on Law and Order: SUV?
7. Rizzoli and Isles: This week’s ep was the best of the season. It was also Angie Harmon’s top performance of the year as Rizzoli.
8. Law and Order: SVU (syndication): Mariska Hargitay may be the most underrated TV actress of our generation.
9. CSI: Miami (syndication): My wife turned me on to this show about 10 years ago. Thanks, hon.
10. NFL Network (preseason games): It’s that time of the year, isn’t it?