Which TV shows did you start watching in 2011?
U.S./Great Britain: Downton Abbey, Camelot, Game of Thrones, The Borgias, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Homeland, Grimm. Japan: Usagi Drop, Tiger and Bunny, Ao no Exorcist, Bleach, Nodame Cantabile, Princess Tutu, Chibi Devil, Hell Girl, Trigun, Ouran High School live-action. (Tried and quickly abandoned: D-Gray Man, Darker Than Black, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru, Nabari no Oh, Petite Cossette, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. Tried and put on hold: Durarara, Seka-Ichi no Hatsukoi, Break Blade, Deadman Wonderland, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Which TV shows did you let go of in 2011?
Grimm was fine but I'm not so much into the horror aspect. I couldn't get into The Borgias, so, that one went. (I looked at My Little Pony. I really did. I wanted to fall in love with it. Didn't happen. Oh, well.) And there were a host of anime series I gave at least one episode but they didn't click (see above). I'm on hiatus from Bleach, somewhere around episode 70. I would like to resume it but am not sure when.
Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2011? Why?
I would like to try more comedies but it rarely happens. I keep meaning to start The Big Bang Theory.
Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2012?
I'll keep on with the current ones, but I don't really know of any new ones showing up.
Which TV show impressed you least in 2011?
Any reality show I happen to wander past. Don't like reality shows as a whole. I need plot. (Okay, I confess to an irrepressible fetish for Say Yes to the Dress and the "which of the three houses will we buy" shows.)
Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2012 unless things significantly improve?
I hung on with Homeland for a little longer and I think it's kept me, but I might not go past one season with it. And I read something in Entertainment Weekly that criticized The Office, saying watching it is "starting to feel like work," and I realized I agree. The new uberboss is just so depressingly overwhelming.
Which TV show impressed you the most in 2011? Why?
I'm really enjoying Once Upon a Time but what surprises me most is that mainstream audiences are too! And Revenge surprised me in making its premise work for me even without a direct character-to-character translation in its modernization.
I loved Game of Thrones and Camelot like mad. I'm sad about Camelot. They say couldn't secure the leads for more, darnit.
Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
I can't wait for the next Game of Thrones season. I'm sure I'll stick with that one all the way through. I can't imagine I'll ever drop Doctor Who, either. I don't feel the backlash disappointment that everyone else seems to feel for Glee; I really love the show and can look past its flaws.