It’s the end of December which means its time to look back on the year an evaluate the various television shows that aired throughout 2011. Yesterday I posted my Second Tier series of the year, but rather than go ahead and post my First Tier series right away, I thought I’d list my thoughts on all the other shows I’ve been watching all year. These are the shows that I watched every single episode of that aired in 2011, but didn’t make my top ten list.
As I start to review episodes for the first time I’ll most likely begin the initial review of a series with some background info stating my relationship with the series and feelings on it’s current state.
I originally got into How I Met Your Mother just as season 2 was nearing its end. I heard a lot of positive feedback about the series for some time and decided to catch the first few episodes to see how it was. By the time I reached the episode “Ok Awesome” I was completely sold. I immediately ordered the first season on Amazon and devoured the sitcom as quickly as possible. My next move was to watch the first few episodes with my brother and close friends to which they soon got hooked. I continued to spread the show around but as season three continued the show became something different. The sweet romantic Ted Mosby was replaced by what the showrunners in retrospect refer to as Outlaw Ted, notable by his trademark cowboy style shirt (seriously go back and watch, he wears the same cowboy shirt like every other episode). This new Ted had a goal to hook up with as many girls as possible and just have numerous flings and one-time things. Though it wasn’t just his character that lost it’s romantic touch, rather the entire series seemed to take a slight dive.