Remember to never forget...
Should auld acquaintance be forgot...

And a long jacket...

It is now time for the 2010 Primetime TV Kappy Awards! Huzzah! Huzzah! So heat up your TV dinner, grab the remote control, and kick back the recliner.

Last year, I started by listing all the shows we've watched to give you some basis by which we can justify giving these awards. The list this year is no shorter, let's just leave it at that. Typing them all in here would only depress me.

On to the awards...


Acting Awards:
  • Margulies Best Dramatic Acting - Julianna Margulies, "Alicia Florrick," The Good Wife
  • Best Comedic Acting - Heather Morris, "Brittany S. Pearce," Glee - Sure, she's a peripheral character, but the few bits that she gets, as well as the entire "Britney/Brittany" episode, allow her to shine. A ridiculously close second in this category are Rico Rodriguez as "Manny Delgado" and Eric Stonestreet as "Cameron Tucker" in Modern Family.
  • Best Dramatic 1-2 Punch - Matthew Bomer and TIm DeKay, "Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke," White Collar
  • Best Comedic 1-2 Punch - Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, "Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali," The Big Bang Theory
  • Best Dramatic Ensemble - Blue Bloods
  • Best Comedic Ensemble - Modern Family
  • Best Male Comeback - Tom Selleck, "Frank Reagan," Blue Bloods
  • Best Female Comeback - Betty White, "Elka Ostrovsky," Hot In Cleveland - It could be argued that she never was really gone considering how much acting she's been doing, but when it comes to TV, we really haven't seen much of what she's been in.
  • Best One-Off Guest Role - Dolph Lundgren, "Marco," Chuck - I really wanted him to be a recurring guest, but that just ain't happenin'.
  • Best Recurring Guest Role - (tie) Matt Damon, "Carol," 30 Rock and Mayim Bialik, "Amy Farrah Fowler," The Big Bang Theory
  • Dark Alley Award - Archie Panjabi, "Kalinda Sharma," The Good Wife

I gotta say one thing, this year's acting awards are dominated by some great female roles.

Show Awards:

  • Best Drama - (tie) The Good Wife and White Collar
  • Best Comedy - Modern Family
  • Most Overstayed Welcome - 24 - and, thankfully, it's done
  • Lost in Left Field - The Office - my God, it has sucked lately.
  • Most Surprising Show (in a Good Way) - Blue Bloods - we really expected nothing of this show and were more than pleasantly surprised.
  • Second Chancer - Glee - we tried watching this when it first started and didn't like it. But now we're all caught up and enjoying it... so long as the focus is not on Finn and Rachel.

Network Awards:

  • Best Network - USA - Not only do they have Burn Notice, Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar, but now we can add Covert Affairs to the list as well as high hopes for Fairly Legal.
  • Worst Network - FOX - We watch one show on this network... ONE SHOW.

Your opinions?


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I don't watch a lot of TV, in fact we canceled our cable a few months ago. And I've found that I only end up watching what I really want to watch.

Glee was one of those shows that was too inconsistent for its own good. I think they lost me at watering down Rocky Horror. The Brittany/Britney was funny, but it just seemed to be going nowhere but apart from that it just seemed to falter.

Just starting watching Big Bang Theory, big thumbs up. This year has been all about Doctor Who.

My favourite, favourite is Fringe, which gets weirder and weirder monster wise while keeping the alternate reality thing interesting.

Bob "Pappy" Richardson

Wow, this year we only watched I think ONE show that you mentioned and that is the one fox show you watch. We watch a lot of FOX actually and a lot of SyFy. We actually like a lot of shows that other people don't watch ... we like to be different like that.

Sybil Law

I think I like all your shows, when I actually see them. USA does have the best shows, I think.


I totally agree with Glee's inconsistency. Hence why I was so specific with Heather's award. But Fringe got way too weird for me way back in the first season. I wanted to like it but couldn't. 


I love the weird.


You've always been different like that. And now you're dragging your poor innocent wife down into your depths of depravity. 


Great minds...


I get that. 

Marty Mankins

I've had a hard time getting into some of these new shows. I'm catching up with 30 Rock. The Walking Dead was one of my favorite this year as was Big Bang Theory. Glee is hit or miss for me. Simp sons and Family Guy on Fox are still worth a viewing.

Suzanne Apgar

I totally agree with you about "The Good Wife", "Blue Bloods", Tom Selleck...whom I've loved for over 30 yrs when he started out on the Young and the Restless, Archie Panjabi, and "Modern Family", Heather Morris, Rico Rodriquez, and Eric Stonestreet.


So basically everything but White Collar?


I loved Walking Dead but couldn't figure out how to fit it in here. And Katie doesn't watch it so it's not an "us" vote on that one. 


I agree that USA has the best overall lineup of shows, there just aren't quite enough of them. Fox is actually the second most watched network in my house. (House, Bones, Glee, The Good Guys, Human Target, Lie to Me) Can't say I'm terribly consistent with any other networks, but I'm still a loyal 'Leverage' watcher, and I really enjoyed 'Terriers', which, sadly, is no more. I can't get into 'The Good Wife', and haven't even tried with 'Blue Bloods'.


I've been meaning to try Leverage and season one is in my Netflix queue. USA doesn't need to create too many shows. I fear it would water them down. Good mix of original programming, syndicated shows, and other stuff, IMHO.  

Marty Mankins

Ahh gotcha. If I had included my wife on voting, you would get Gilmore Girls, Clean House and Big Bang Theory. 1 out of 3 is not bad.


The good thing is my wife doesn't really watch anything that I don't watch. So no worries. But having her opinion in there keeps me from getting too geeky. Is Gilmore Girls still on? 

Marty Mankins

Sometimes we need our better half to keep our geek in check.

No new episodes of Gilmore Girls, only repeats on ABC Family.


That we do. Although Katie will also admit that some of my geekery has rubbed off on her. 

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