2012 was a fat year for TV. There was the half of the last season of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead’s unbelievably-gripping half third season (somehow, cutting seasons in half was 2012’s TV trend), Boardwalk Empire’s surprisingly good season without Michael Pitt’s character, and the new era of anticipation brought by the CIA officers and terrorists of Homeland.
Suspense also ruled over television the past year, shadowing comedies with their capacity to make viewers start long, theoretic discussions over lunch, online threads, and delete spoiler-dishing "friends" from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. If a TV show can make you hate a person for expressing their excitement, then you definitely have a good series in front of you. Also, we now take this chance to inform you that there may be spoilers ahead. Please don't unfriend us on Facebook.
Here are the past year’s loudest noisemakers in TV (not counting the awesomeness that the Game of Thrones delivered because they will sweep the awards in one go—P.S. We still all hate you, King Geoffrey).
1) Best “Stupid Idea that Works” Solution Maker: Jessie Pinkman, Breaking Bad
TV characters get into the worst troubles imaginable and somehow they get past those hurdles in unbelievable successes. But before they do, characters go through unorthodox decision-making, sometimes during heated arguments. And Pinkman, in this spectacular drug-dealing, meth-wheelin' series, is an expert in blurting out solutions that eventually work, even if they sometimes sound like he thought of them after taking an atomic bong hit, or a vacuum snort of their crystal blue substance. Did “Magnets, bitch!” sounded like he had a PhD before thinking of it? No. But did it work? Hell yes.