ScreenAnarchy's Best Of 2013 - Best TV Show/Event
Switching exclusively to the small screen for a moment, we find quite a lot to be excited about. 2013 proved to be a formidable year in serial storytelling on the ol' boobtube (or laptop), with shocks and twists aplenty. One thing to note, of course, is the very changing notion of what constitutes as TV. Case in point, one of our entries isn't even an episode or show itself, but an online content provider. But whenever and wherever we may have found them, here is our Best TV of 2013.
Todd Brown, Peter Martin, Ryland Aldrich, James Marsh, Brian Clark, Ben Umstead, Ben Croll, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Ard Vijn, Joshua Chaplinsky, Pierce Conran, Jason Gorber, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano and Kwenton Bellette contributed to this story.
Peter Martin - Managing Editor
The brilliant culmination of everything that came before it, with a finale that got better the more I thought about it.
James Marsh - Asian Editor
I watch very little TV, and Breaking Bad may be the first TV series I have ever seen in its entirely during its original airing. Just a brilliant piece of writing, direction and acting from beginning to end. There have been a few rumbles of complaint about how the series ended, but honestly, the outcome was pretty much obvious and inevitable right from the start, but the way Vince Gilligan and his team handled it was impeccable. Almost makes me want to watch something else.
Ben Umstead - East Coast Editor
While not everyone may feel appeased with Vince Gilligan's conclusion to the chronicles of Walter White, I was thoroughly satisfied with the final 8 episodes. A fitting extended epilogue to some fine serial TV.
Pierce Conran - Contributing writer
I was terribly sad to say goodbye to Breaking Bad this year, my favorite show since The Wire, but I was very happy with it's sendoff. Bristling with adrenalin, the final 8-episode stretch offered some of the series' very best moments.
Eric Ortiz Garcia - Contributing writer
Let's be honest here: Breaking Bad was the only TV series I watched this year (right from the first season), but it is dope and I loved it. I intend to start watching Treme next year, by the way.
Ernesto Zelaya Miñano - Contributing writer
I watched the entire series in two months and was riveted to the screen, and I normally don't watch TV. Bryan Cranston was amazing as Walter White, the man you love to hate. Witnessing his inevitable final fate was a joy.