Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Categories: LOL Blog |
In keeping with our comedy/TV theme - some observations:
Is the traditional 'sit-com" still alive? Interesting question since we were all told recently that the sit-com was dead and reality TV is IT! Well, I won't lie to you gentle readers - I'm over 40 and under 50 and my TV education (oxymoron I know) - was in the form of situation comedy...ok .and variety shows if you must know. I was only allowed to watch 1 hour of TV a day - yes you read that correctly - 1 hour. From the ages of 5 to 18 (when I fled the nest) - 1 hour was the max. I was raised by very young, liberal, socially aware, educated parents -and televison as far as they were concerned was counterproductive to smart, socially responsible, independant thinking. To this day - my 60 something father endeavours to stay away from the boob tube - however I'm pretty sure he has watched all 900 seasons of Survivor - and yet I had to bribe him to watch LOST!
Sit-coms - still perhaps the most entertaining half-hour of television one can waste ones' time with these days. My personal favourites? "Two and A Half Men" makes me laugh and blush at the same time and "Big Bang Theory "is always good for a giggle. No coincidence that Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are the brains behind both shows. Think about it - you've been watching Chuck Lorre for at least 2 decades if not longerr!
Really this is apropos of nothing - except that we were talking about comedy on TV this week, More specifically - the success/longevity. I wasn't raised in Ontario - so I kinda missed the Frantics, and SCTV boat - wish I hadn't but then again - when you are only allowed 1 hour a day - it's hard to beat "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Bewitched "n'est ce pas?
Happy Sunday and thanks for listening!