Seth MacFarlane is able to tap into the same sense of humor of many of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s. While the show started a little slow, it has at times exceeded Family Guy in its ability to induce ROTFL.
The first non-animated show debuts on my list. Clearly, humor trumps drama in my television watching preferences and Michael Scott and crew have found the right mix of discomfort and humor here. The show has easily surpassed the original UK version, which was simply too uncomfortable at times.
Chuck is the perfect blend of action and comedy set into a 80s-style action show with a running premise, but non-serialized, so that each episode can stand on its own. And to be fair, the eye candy abounds.
I'm a family man...but Eliza Dushku. Need I say more? Ok, how about Joss Whedon has a proven track record of creating shows that I end up addicted to. Hopefully, the history of cancellations doesn't continue though.
As much as I'd like to think I've moved past my fascination with "Friends"-like shows, this sitcom pulled me in with its flashback concept, but eventually the writing and Gen-X sensibilities have sold me.
So, it's a game show about travelling the world. I love it, though I despise reality shows, generally. But there's something about the fast pace and exotic locales which allow me to overlook my dislike of "Survivor"-clones and this is one of my favorite shows.
I'm not normally one for procedural shows. But this show distinguishes itself with a sense of humor and by including focus on the actual lives and characters. Most procedurals suffer from a lack of caring for the characters as they are all just cogs in the machine. The characters on Bones feel like people.
Hold back the hate mail, but I loved this show at the beginning and I'm invested in learning how it all turns out. But the show became so annoying in the 2nd season that I have to force myself to sit through it. It has gotten better, but if it were cancelled tomorrow, I'd probably breathe a sigh of relief.
Ever since South Park lampooned Cesar Milan, I watched this show. And while I was amazed at first by his abilities, I actually feel like I've learned something through watching and I know that I handle my cousin's dog much better for it.
A little goofball of a food critic travels the world and eats...well...bizarre foods. If you thought the odd-eating contests in "Fear Factor" were something...check out what this guy eats voluntarily. I'd like to think I'd be adventurous if I was presented with a cooked cockroach.
A drug-trip of a show that can be hilarious, especially with repeated viewings. I actually rank this higher, but Cartoon Network runs it so often that I have to relegate it to the bottom for fear my DVR would quit if I moved this up.