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Sick of network TV....missing 80s sitcoms

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hacksaw2828, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. hacksaw2828

    hacksaw2828 Member

    Anybody else feel this way? It just seems like now we are flooded with one murder, forensic drama after another. Don't get me wrong, I like NCIS. But it is all becoming dull to me and quite boring and I find myself hardly watching network TV now. Family Ties was my favorite and I liked Seinfeld, Cheers and other shows like that. We need more of those. I just think that's one of the reasons society has become so frustrated nowdays is because it's not healthy to look at this stuff all the time mentally. What happened to the days when we could watch TV and laugh. Just my opinion.
  2. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I totally agree. The sitcom is a thing of the past right now, but someday will return. When NBC had its murderer's row of sitcoms with Seinfeld, Frazier, Friends, etc. it was the top rated network by a mile but had now dropped to a dismal fourth.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The problem with TV is the cancer of fucking dumbshit dumbass "reality" shows, which has spread virtually across every network, sucking up broadcast time like alien invaders and shoving off actual shows produced by and intended for people with IQs above room temperature.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Sitcoms are a thing of the past? Not really. I really like "Modern Family" and I can watch "The Middle," although I don't like it as much.

    Get plenty of laughs out of "Parks and Recreation," "The Office" and "30 Rock."

    "Big Bang Theory" has grown on me.
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Follow the money. Reality shows are cheap to produce, and there's plenty of evidence that people will watch the latest crime/court/medical drama. No sense taking chances when there's guaranteed money to be made.

    Me, I'd kill for an "Airwolf" revival.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The other problem, as I've ranted on here before, is how quick the networks are to yank a show.

    Cheers finished last in the ratings for two straight years. They would have lasted two episodes today.

    I don't watch sitcoms, and rarely watch anything else on a network besides sports, because I don't want to get invested in a show just to have it get cancelled. The only network show I watch is Lost, because it looked like they were going to keep it around for a while, especially after the opening pilot scene with the plane crash.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." Sadly, Mencken is still right
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Dude, I'm such a kid of the 80's. These days, I purposefully do lunch at 11 a.m. so I can watch back-to-back eps of Cosby on the CW - I'd forgotten what a sweet and funny (and comfortable) show that was until I started scoping it out again last year. And my nights? MASH at 11p, followed by Cheers at 11:30p.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Totally agree, Killick. I was able to get the entire MASH DVD set a couple years ago, and it's great to pop in an episode whenever I feel like it. Only problem sometimes is I can't decide which ep to watch.

    A couple old sitcoms I always enjoyed that haven't been mentioned were "Night Court" (always pretty wacky and occasionally raunchy) and "Wings" (loved Lowell and Roy Biggins).
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I love NCIS and NCIS LA but there are way too many "dead body" shows on TV. I can't keep all the CSIs, Law and Orders, Cold Cases, etc. sorted out in my little mind. So I stick with NCIS. And house.

    Need to catch up with Modern Family. Don't even know when it is on.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Also, the music kids are into these days isnt even music, it's just noise!
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Would a reality show on which they put a bunch of the old stars on the 80s sitcoms on an island, make them do stupid stuff and then vote one off the show each week, make you happy?
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