This year, people fell in love with Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) all over again when he lost his memory and became a big ol' softie. Plus, he and Sookie (Anna Paquin) had lots of sex, which viewers never get sick of seeing.
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What started as a guilty pleasure show has turned into a full-fledged addiction for audiences starved for a fresh prime-time drama. And Emily Van Camp as the devious Amanda/Emily makes revenge look damn good.
The zombie-killing gore fest ended 2011 on an emotional high note with their midseason finale, with the gang finding (and ultimately killing) little Sophia.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.
Just because the sci-fi show is struggling a bit in the ratings on Friday nights, that doesn't mean the quality has suffered in the slightest. Each episode gets stronger and stronger, even if some of them were missing Peter (Joshua Jackson) this season.
Another freshman series from ABC makes the top 10, but you don't have to explain your devotion to us. We're equally obsessed with what's going down in Storybrooke every week.
And baby makes three! In 2011, fans got a chance to see Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) finally stop ignoring how perfect they are together, and the couple still find time to solve crimes.
The addition of the Originals and the fact that executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec are not afraid to kill off main characters make for a deliciously twisty show each and every week. Plus, their cast is just so damn good-looking!
Nathan Fillion could charm anyone with a pulse, so we're not surprised to see this drama near the top of the list. Plus, Castle's chemistry with partner Beckett (Stana Katic) keeps said pulses racing.
Even after six years, viewers are still rabid for the demon-hunting brother duo of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). Add fan-favorite Castiel's (Misha Collins) big return, and you've got the makings of a top TV drama.
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