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« on: March 22, 2004, 01:12:20 PM »

This should just about round out the TV show threads :)

This would be the opposite of great shows that should have lasted longer. How many times have you caught a bit of a new TV show and thought it was a silly piece of crap that would never last, then later found that everyone was talking about it, and it lasted several seasons?

A few examples of mine would be Kate and Allie, Murphy Brown and Ally McBeal. Never thought any of them would amount to anything, although I'd admit that I had not yet learned that the quality shows are often the first to go (even though I'd seen it happen time and again). Still can't understand the appeal of a lot of sitcoms though.



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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 02:05:09 PM »

Star Trek Voyager.  I'm actually sort of a Trekkie - but that show was just awful.  After a couple of seasons I thought it couldn't possibly get any worse, but it did.  By leaps and bounds, season after season.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 02:26:17 PM »

Searching back into my brain from some horrifying childhood memory, I remember three shows that really shouldn't have lasted: SAVED BY THE BELL, BOY MEETS WORLD, and STEP-BY-STEP. Dear God, their were days I really wasn't looking forward to when these three shows turned up. SAVED BY THE BELL and BOY MEETS WORLD lasted for a long while, STEP-BY-STEP was lingering but had plenty of people talking about it so as it could last for a bit longer.

They never connected to me in terms of entertainment or anything worthwhile to present. They were just counter-cultural shows that only focused on late 80's and mid 90's stylizations in actions and attire, rather than making some sort of effective statement, social commentary or otherwise, or any kind of redeeming entertainment value to make them "TV classics". If anything, they are perfect examples of boring TV shows made to cash-in on early years of change-and-style. If anything, the three shows needed better writers and maybe a better sense of character development. And yes, needed BETTER COMEDY as well.

Oh well, thank God they are memories. I don't have any pre-recorded tapes of these shows. And if I did, I'd probably hang myself.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 07:32:38 PM »

Third Rock from the God-damned Sun.

Eugh, talk about your pieces of s**t...
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 07:36:28 PM »

What was Step By Step about?
I remember the name and have seen it but I'm drawing a blank as to who starred in it and what it was about.

The Drew Carey Show was really good in it's first 4-5 seasons then it just fell flat on its ass.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 10:08:50 PM »

Step by Step had Susan Summers and the guy from Dallas whose name I always forget...

It was like a Brady Bunch for the '90s... meaning sex and swearing.

Anyway, I agree about Drew Carey -- it was hilarious until he suddenly became "cool" and slept with five or six incredibly attractive women...  yeah, we're really believing you can manage that one, Drew...
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2004, 11:09:13 PM »

STV should be dropped from the Trek canon.

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2004, 12:48:47 AM »

chris k listed all the ones I was gonna say...oh lemme add Will and Grace...ugh...

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2004, 01:57:35 AM »

According to Jim, It made me hate the movie "Real Men" which was always a funny movie to watch.

And last of all

Yes Dear, Which has Anthony Clark in it. Who starred in 2 previous stinkers, Boston Common and something else. It seems that this Show is just recycling the unfunny jokes from his 2 previous failures. This Show Hurts to watch. He must have a deal with the devil.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2004, 05:54:50 PM »

I hate Will & Grace! With out a doubt one of the stupidest shows ever!

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2004, 12:55:57 AM »

What the-- wasn't anybody going to correct me?  Sheesh!

Not Susan Sarandon, Suzanne Sommers.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2004, 02:39:43 AM »

PSlugworth wrote:

> Third Rock from the God-damned Sun.
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> Eugh, talk about your pieces of s**t...

I liked the first few epiosed of 3rd Rock...but it went down hill very fast.

(Having taught college Physics and Chemistry, I sorta got into some of Dick's inside Physics humor...but they quit doing that, at least the good stuff).

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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2004, 02:59:12 AM »

Patrick Duffy

Funny story about "Step By Step."  I proposed to my wife, if you can call what I did proposing, while that dumb show was on.  I could not tell you what episode or anything, and we really were not watching it.

"So, we're getting married, right?"
"Yeah, someday.  When you ask me."
"I'm asking."

It really was THAT lame.  Luckily, she still said yes.

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2004, 03:01:43 AM »

Dunners wrote:

> ...oh lemme add Will
> and Grace...ugh...
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I agree completely.  I cannot BELIEVE that abomination is still on TV.  Who watches it, anyway?

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2004, 03:08:29 AM »

ulthar wrote:

> I agree completely.  I cannot BELIEVE that abomination is still
> on TV.  Who watches it, anyway?

Women...gay men and women who have gay men as best friends.

I have never even watched 10 minutes of thatshow and never will.
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