Party Down – Season 2 (A- average)
Even with the loss of Jane Lynch (who pops in the season finale), the show was even tighter and funnier than in its terrific first season. “Steve Guttenberg’s Birthday” remains an all-time classic episode.
The X-Files – Season 2 (B+ average)
A lot of the Monster of the Week cases were consistently solid, but only a few blew me away. This show is a lot more confident than in its first season, but is still finding what works. The mythology is where it really shines, which is a statement I know will come back to haunt me in later seasons.