EntertainmentTV & radioThe best TV shows of 201231 ImagesWe look back at the year in television and reveal the 30 shows we loved the most.28 November 2012 — 10:25pm1/31We name the 30 best television shows of the year. Which shows made the list? Find out here.2/3130. Underground: The Julian Assange Story adeptly mixed teen romance, family drama and espionage.3/3129. House Husbands is TV popcorn, but with both a heart and a brain.4/3128. Matt LeBlanc was a revelation in Episodes.Advertisement5/3127. Louie benefits from its creator's assured blend of realism, absurdism and sentimentality.6/3126. Game of Thrones transports viewers to another world.7/3125. Veep was a frenetic, biting send-up of Washington politics.8/3124. Call the Midwife was irresistible and heart-warming.9/3123. Season five of Sons of Anarchy was, at times, hard to endure.10/3122. The ensemble cast of Parks and Recreation continues to shine.11/3121. Revenge was a soap pretending to be a drama.12/3120. Powerful, yet restrained, Redfern Now is an Australian first in many ways.13/3119. Puberty Blues was a beautifully understated adaptation of one of our key cultural texts.14/3118. There is something special about the quirky, soapy series Offspring.Advertisement15/3117. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is an important news source and a frequently brilliant nightly comedic showcase.16/3116. As host of Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison (left) brings knowledge and authority, along with an easy manner.17/3115. My Kitchen Rules is now a hit franchise in its own right.18/3114. The messed-up life and cynical views of Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) on Rake conceal much wisdom.19/3113. Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom revealed much about the US and how it sees itself.20/3112. The Bridge was dense, moody and constantly surprising.21/3111. Tangle, starring Justine Clarke and Kat Stewart, was a triumph of bold writing and strong performances.22/3110. The Good Wife is a masterclass in television.23/319. The Chaser: Hamster Wheel was fiercely intelligent and exhaustively researched.24/318. Agony Aunts and its companion show, Agony Uncles, provided frank and funny answers to important questions.Advertisement25/317. The excellent casting made The Amazing Race Australia so much fun to watch.26/316. Thanks to The Voice, Joel Madden and his toothpicks became an improbable national obsession.27/315. Howzat! Kerry Packer's War featured a towering performance from Lachy Hulme (centre).28/314. Tragedy loomed on Breaking Bad, but none of us dared look away.29/313. Often overlooked was the huge amount of heart in each episode of Girls.30/312. Each episode of Mad Men felt like a self-contained work of art.31/311. Homeland, for the skill with which the storylines and characters are set up, is the must-see show of 2012.