True. The finale boned any chance Lost had at that honor. But it was awesome up until then.
The first five seasons varied from good to great, although 1-3 had more than their fair share of filler. Season 6 was a trainwreck.
Speaking of 'best network TV shows of all time', I'm now completely caught up on Community, which just might have replaced Futurama as my favorite US comedy series. That of course makes me all the more sad about its hiatus and uncertain future, although there's a ray of hope thanks to Hulu and Comedy Central.
SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!
I liked season six (of Lost) while I was watching it, when I thought that the flash-sideways were some parallel universe and that the writers would come up with some really cool way to tie it all together at the end. Oh well...
I've been rewatching Dollhouse. It would have been interesting to see what Whedon could have done if he had had a couple more seasons, and less oversight from the executives at FOX.
On a positive note, there's finally been a limited region 2 release of the season one box set (UK and Scandinavian localization only), so I've ordered that in order to pull the missus into the Greendale fold (Her 'pregnancy brain' is seriously hampering her ability to watch English-spoken shows without subtitles, especially shows with such rapid-fire dialogues as Community).
I was disappointed by this year's Dr. Who Christmas special.
It was cancelled to quick. You can tell by how quickly they went through that whole congressmen thing. That should have been a single season storyline with the Bennett thing happening the next season.
Lost Season is a legit A+, with Season 2 right behind it. 2 had one legitimately lame episode, but that's it. The following seasons gradually regressed in quality until 6, which fell into the "let's try and get into time and dimensional travel" **** and just couldn't execute. Seaquest DSV and Battlestar Galactica (Edward James Olnos one) fell into similar holes.
I maintain that the only series you can trust with time travel is Star Trek.