By the time Jessica Pare had “Zou Bisou Bisou”-ed her way into all future lists of TV’s Most Memorable Moments, that 17-month wait for Season 5 was all but forgotten, and completely forgiven. Season 5 went on to give us more signature moments and messy ethical dilemmas, including Joan’s carnal offering to a prospective client, Lane Pryce’s tragic suicide, Peggy leaving the firm, Sally Draper’s continuing coming-of-age, and (perhaps not so shocking) Don leaving Megan. Season 6 will be worth the wait, however long it may be.
Best Period-Piece Drama — Winner: Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire/HBO 27%
Hell on Wheels/AMC 17%
The Borgias/Showtime 12%
Magic City/Starz 9%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its first-annual Viewer’s Voice Awards in August 2012. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
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