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TELEVIEWS / 2008: The year of surprisingly good actresses
Wm. Penn / Daily Yomiuri Columnist
Welcome to the Tellies 2008! The Tellies (Televiews Awards for TV Excellence) are my purely personal picks of the year's best TV. It's the awards show with a decades-long history that spurns red carpet celebrity fashion chatter, strangely-named statuettes and silly acceptance speeches. It's not even interrupted by commercials, except for the awarding of the Tellie for Best CM. This goes again to TV's favorite cell phone-wielding fictional family the Whites--Dante Carver, Aya Ueto, Kanako Higuchi and Dad Dog.
As a devotee of the power of positive thinking, Televiews doesn't give any prizes in "the worst" categories. Thus, it is always possible to squeeze the entire awards …