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1. Mad Men
2. Sons of Anarchy
4. Burn Notice
6. Cougar Town
7. The League
Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights will probably join the list once I start watching it. I don't think there are 10 shows that I watch. I spend most of my time catching up on old shows that I didn't catch when they were on the air.
IDK about the Gates, it's slick, lots of hotties in the cast, got that clandestine vampire/werewolf secretive thing going for the storylines, cop hero too, but watching 3 episodes now makes me think it's a daytime soap opera dressed up like a supernatural scifi show. It's similar to Wolf Lake & Invasion, the storyline can't carry it past the 1st month. I think it's DOA.
Haven has some real potential. The New England coastal town setting, the mysterious FBI agent sent on a Hidden Agenda mission (as in X-Files), the quirky town itself (like in Eureka but not as sappy), better scripts than you would think for a low budget Scifi Channel show. It has chick appeal b/c of the female protagonist & her love story with her town sheriff sidekick, we've seen that before in everything from Remington Steele to Moonlighting but these 2 have obvious chemistry. If they can maintain the overall atmosphere of dread & the actors grow into their roles I think it's a keeper.
The Glades is way too formulaic & predictable: the wisecracking rogue cop transplanted out of his hometown b/c he got in trouble, the short-fused Hispanic sidekick, the Florida setting, GF with the convict husband, remind anyone of Dexter? Or of Burn Notice? They even had a hurricane episode with the last one & every show set in Miami has had one, including CSI Miami. The Glades will be nada more than a summer replacement unless it finds a big audience soon.