Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

A definite improvement over its first season, Torchwood season two features more ambitious and emotionally involving stories. The Doctor Who spin off centers around a secret team of government agents who investigate the strange encounters that happen in Cardiff, Wales, which has a rift in space and time running through it. More

Reaper: Season One

Lionsgate

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

The CW wisely took a chance on this darkly comedic series about a young man cursed to do the devil’s bidding due to his parents selling his soul. More

Lie to Me

Fox

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Fox’s success with Bones has propelled them to another turning of a real-life scientist into a television scientist with Lie to Me. Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk) stars in this drama about reading clues in facial, body, and vocal expressions to determine what is beneath the surface. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Dictators are often depicted in far-reaching reductions that border on caricature. HBO and BBC’s ambitious four-part dramatization of Saddam Hussein’s life skirts artificial characterizations. More

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

If you’ve ever wanted to relive those delicious evenings in your bedroom, adding safety pins to your wardrobe, rimming your eyes with kohl, and singing along to “How Soon Is Now,” you might be tempted to download Goth Cruise from IFC. More

Britz

BBC America

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

A two-part miniseries told from the perspective of a brother, Sohail (Riz Ahmed), and a sister, Nasima (Manjinder Virk), Britz is a fictional tale of reality. As second generation British Muslims of Pakistani descent, the siblings have vastly dissimilar perspectives on what it means to be Muslim and adopted British. More

30 Rock: Season 2

Universal/ NBC

Nov 01, 2008 TV Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

30 Rock has taken the place of the sorely missed Arrested Development as the funniest show on television. Tina Fey, currently one of the hardest working people in entertainment, somehow manages to find time to skewer Sarah Palin so brilliantly on Saturday Night Live, do American Express ads with Martin Scorsese, work on her upcoming book, raise her child, and write/produce/star in the comic genius that is 30 Rock. More