‘TV Guide’ Fan Favorite Awards: How I Voted (Part One)

TV Guide is currently taking votes for their annual fan favorite awards. There are 13 categories total, but only the first six are available for voting so far. There will be seven more categories opened up for voting over the next few days and I’ll write the second part to this on March 3.

TV Guide Fan Favorites

Here’s a list of the nominees, how I voted and why. You can vote here (via Facebook) to make your voice heard.

2 Broke Girls
Cougar Town
Happy Endings
Modern Family
New Girl
The Big Bang Theory
The Middle

My vote goes to Modern Family. I know, I know. Community has been my favorite show for a while now, but it’s been slipping. No, not because of Dan Harmon’s firing. It was slipping last season as well. It has instant gems, but then it has lackluster episodes. ABC’s family comedy consistently makes me laugh and feel warm and fuzzy inside. It reminds me of sitcoms from the 1990s, but has that modern bite to it.

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
Person of Interest
Sons of Anarchy
The Good Wife

Homeland takes my vote. It’s the best show on television and I think it’s one of the best dramas ever. Yes, it’s only been on for two seasons, but the political thriller is the freshest drama out there and keeps me interested episode after episode and I never know where it’s headed.

Favorite Actor:
Kevin Bacon – The Following
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Louie C.K. – Louie
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Mark Harmon – NCIS
Damian Lewis – Homeland
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Timothy Olyphant – Justified
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

This was a difficult decision and in the end I just went with my gut. As much as Dexter has fallen post-Trinity, I still love Michael C. Hall. Dexter, the character, is one of my all time favorites and I will always love Hall. He’s such a fun sociopath and I hope this last season knocks us all off of our feet.

Favorite Actress:
Connie Britton – Nashville
Claire Danes – Homeland
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Lena Dunham – Girls
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Julianna Marguiles – The Good Wife
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kerry Washington – Scandal

My love for Claire Danes was tested by Monica Potter. We all know I love Danes as Carrie Matheson, so I’ll take time here to praise Potter. This season Monica Potter’s character on Parenthood discovered she had cancer and the show did an admirable job with the storyline. Quite frankly, it would be a crime if she doesn’t get nominated for an Emmy. Seriously, she should finish second to Danes in Best Drama Actress this year.

Science Fiction:
American Horror Story
Being Human
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead
True Blood

Wow, wow, wow. This is a toss up because I’m not a big science fiction guy. I ended up voting for American Horror Story because I think it’s an interesting twist on modern television. It’s not really a series (it’s an anthology), but that’s what makes it so intriguing  Each season is a completely different story, so you don’t have to play catch up if you don’t want to.

Booth and Brennan – Bones
Bryan and David – The New Normal
Castle and Beckett – Castle
Elana and Damon – The Vampire Diaries
Meredith and Derek – Grey’s Anatomy
Olivia and Fitz – Scandal
Penny and Leonard – The Big Bang Theory
Robin and Barney – How I Met Your Mother
Snow White and Prince Charming – Once Upon a Time

While I know for a fact the creators weren’t planning on these two being a couple when the show started, I really love Robin and Barney. I think it’s because of my love for HIMYM, but these two are great. The metamorphosis of Barney’s playboy into a loving boyfriend was unexpected and I didn’t love it at first, but these two warm my heart every Monday night.

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