Each year, Salon gives a virtual award called the Buffy to the most underappreciated show currently airing on television. Past Buffy winners — and yes, it's named after you-know-what — have included The Wire, Friday Night Lights, and Veronica Mars, so it's an award I can generally get behind.
This year, rather than acknowledge a relatively new show, Salon gave the Buffy to a veteran: The Shield. As I'm sure BellaSugar would agree, Salon said it was a show that "gains momentum and complexity each year, reaching unforeseen heights over the past few seasons . . . Unlike so many shows that get more and more formulaic to the point of becoming parodies of themselves in their final few seasons, The Shield becomes more compelling and dynamic each year."
The Shield is certainly a deserving pick — but it also got me thinking about other underappreciated shows that have vocal fans out there right now. And so I'm wondering: If you could award your own personal Buffy, which show would get it? One ground rule: The show has to still be on the air, so don't bombard the comments with outcry over Jericho, Veronica Mars, or Moonlight, OK? Now go!
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