Top 10 TV Events of 2002
01. Ronaldo scores second goal in Brazil's 2-0 victory over Germany in World Cup Final (Univision).
02. The Spanish TV commentator's ecstatic commentary on same (Univision).
03. Margaret Thatcher (!) visits the Gdansk shipyard on Commanding Heights (PBS) electrifying footage of communism starting to crumble (PBS).
04. Female contestants on 5th Wheel ditch the dorks they've been saddled with and celebrate with a big, juicy kiss (syndicated).
05. Vic Mackey murders fellow police officer to end first episode of The Shield (FX).
06. Theme to Curb Your Enthusiasm the musical equivalent of life (HBO).
07. Roy Mallard, bumbling reporter, on the Beeb's People Like Us (BBC).
08. Fresh Gear weekly peek into the world of the geek (Tech TV).
09. Penguins, polar bears and seals on Blue Planet (Discovery).
10. Brilliant adaptation of William Boyd's novel The Armadillo slick contemporary noir (A&E).
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