OUTCASTS (UK): Boring and almost entirely imagination-free. Good actors wasted on weak plots and at time, painful scripting. Season Finale this Sunday. Finally.
STARGATE: UNIVERSE: Finally back for its last 10 episodes. Already canceled, but well worth watching. The characters are good, if a little too grounded in the mundane. What I wouldn't give for a show with a basic scenario like this, but with insanely free imagination guiding it.
JUSTIFIED: Gets better and better each week. Boyd Crowder may be the best character on television at the moment. His only rival is Walter Bishop on Fringe. Boyd's the best "bad guy" though. He's starting to rival Lost's Benjamin Linus in my affections.
FACE-OFF: Season Finale this week! I'm loving this Top Chef with Make-up Effects Artists show. I really hope enough people are watching that we get more. Also love that the craft drama involved in designing and implementing the make-up effects are more centrally focused than the personal drama between the contestants. In the end, anyway.
PARKS & RECREATION: Only comedy on television that I would actually miss if it were canceled. So much funnier than any of the other Thursday night line-up. Most of that crap I can't even watch.
THE MENTALIST: Always entertaining, if not all that smart. Still love the dynamic between the characters, and Patrick Jane is the most appealing and unapologetic atheist on television.
FRINGE: Tied with Justified for best show on television, in my humble opinion. With Supernatural coming in at a very tight 1.5. Every week, no matter what reality we're focusing on, Fringe brings great casting together with entertaining scripts and imaginative plots to make me giddy. Walter is great. I'm really hoping they plan on keeping Jorge Garcia around as Walter's late-night pot-smoking buddy.