The TV Shows You SHOULD Have Watched in 2012
5 months ago
These shows probably won't appear on any year-end lists, but you should check them out.
We've reached that time of the year when everybody comes up with her "critically-acclaimed" lists for everything from movies to cars to video games. Televisions shows are usually included, but some very good ones are sure to be left out. Here's a list of shows you probably didn't make time to watch this past year, but should have.
MTV's "Catfish" is based on the 2010 documentary of the same name in which fake profiles between online romances are exposed. While the directors could easily go the heartless route and poke fun at how gullible some of the show's participants are, they instead offer simple truth and compassion to people getting their hearts broken. "Catfish" also shows just how lonely some people in this world really are. The show has featured instances of "soul mates" talking for 10 years and never meeting and others of people deciding to forgive the person who deceived them and start a relationship with them anyway.
Workaholics (Comedy Central)
Yeah. "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are funny shows, but black people at large pretty much stopped watching Comedy Central when "Chappelle's Show" went off the air. But folks should take another look. The network's latest hit, "Workaholics," is on its third season and is some of the funniest stuff on TV right now. The show revolves around three recent college graduates who were roommates and are now co-workers. We don't know how they pulled it off, but the writers actually made an episode about catching an online child molester funnier than some of the best episodes of "To Catch A Predator." Warning: White Boy Humor (naked people)
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The Untold History of the United States (Showtime)