December 25, 2012 5:51 PM

From snakes to wild wives, TV became more bizarre in 2012

Most year-end lists involving the arts try to impose order on an impossibly unwieldy subject or theme: the Most Memorable Broadway Performances among hundreds; the Best Indie Films That Nobody Saw among a countless number of indie films that nobody saw. But in the case of television, this insistence on tidy systematization runs counter to what the medium has become; namely, the very definition of chaotic.

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