Best TV Moments of 2012

The Golden Age of Television is upon us.  True, the black hole of TV crap seems to be expanding exponentially, but for every Honey Boo Boo out there, there’s a Walter White.  Because of the range and depth of the quality on TV right now, it would be impossible for me to rank them in any concise list.  Last year, I chose to compile a list of my favorite characters on TV, but since a similar list this year would yield nearly identical results, I decided to take a different route this year. Below are my favorite moments from my favorite shows this past year (of the ones I’ve seen, at least).  They range anywhere from single scenes to entire episodes, but they are all unforgettable in their own ways.  To avoid any sort of hierarchy, they are simply presented in chronological order: The Colbert Report, Maurice Sendak interviews from “Grim Colberty Tales” – We may have lost Sendak this past year, but at least we have this memorable tribute to his wonderful, deranged little mind.  Taped interviews such as these are typically highlights in the Colbert Report oeuvre, but Sendak’s toast-dry, asphault-dark sense of humor makes him perhaps the more »