Much like fascist dictators, sometimes a TV show is better off dead. Sometimes the show was never that good and yet manages to have an incredible amount of staying power, like all 100 years of Family Guy we’ve had or the fact that there’s way more than one Transformers movie. Sometimes they’ve been on for far too long, and, like your childhood pet that has been around long enough to see you get your driver’s license, it might be better if they just called it quits and went to the Great Cable Station in the Sky.
No one can ever really pin down what it is exactly that saves a show or gets it cancelled (pandering to idiots who leave CBS on to make sure the cats don’t feel lonely seems to be the trick to staying on the air). But what I personally can pin down is which shows need to get the axe before it’s too late. Here’s a simple list of five.
The worst part about Glee needing to be euthanized is that Glee was once one of the most enjoyable shows on television. Detailing the lives of a mismatched glee club in rural Ohio, the show was once full of wonderful dance numbers and some rich characterization, and was an absolute delight to watch week after week. Great talent used to come on board to play. Neil Patrick Harris made a very notable appearance in Season 1. In an episode directed by Joss Whedon no less!
But now… I don’t know. The show just lost its spark. Everything that made the show entertaining at first got cranked up to eleven and became obnoxious and almost unwatchable. Every character became a cartoon version of their former selves, acting more like Bugs Bunny was dressing up as them than like actual people.
And the constant gay rights issues became a real problem. Don’t mishear me: I’m all for gay rights. But when every episode of your show is about gay rights, and a whole fourth of your glee club just sort of comes out of the closet with little or no ado, it just becomes a disjointed mess. Fox, do us all a favor and cancel this puppy before I forget the first season ever happened.
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The Big Bang Theory is one of everyone’s favourite comedies at the moment, illustrated by the fact that last week, it became the first comedy of the season to be the week’s most-watched prime-time television program in America, which helped CBS finish first in the network race for a sixth consecutive week.
The Chuck Lorre-created show’s popularity was also demonstrated by its recent success at the People’s Choice Awards last month, where it won in the category for “favorite network TV comedy”.
We’ve seen some brilliant moments on the show since the first ever episode aired in September 2007. We’ve had Leonard’s on again-off again affections for girl-next-door Penny; Howard’s sometimes dubious pursuit of love, once including a hand robot, and later marriage to Bernadette; Raj’s equally as troubled pursuit of a partner and battles with his “girl issues” that oft render him mute and of course there has been Sheldon’s standoffish approach to the human race and reluctant relationship with Amy.
We decided that we would examine the five best ever moments from the show’s run, and given the hilarity we have been treated to thus far, it proved to be a harder task than first imagined.
Nonetheless, we’ve managed to whittle down all the show’s best moments (which were many) into a list of 5, and here they are.
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We all have deal breakers don’t we? For example when you start dating someone and on the third date your prospective future partner announces that “they don’t really like the Beatles,” or they have “never understood the point of Star Trek,” you get that sinking feeling and know that things aren’t going to work out. However if you are prepared to put in a little bit of ground work you may be able to impress your potential future partner and pull your budding relationship out of a terminal dive.
Here then is a list designed to give you a heads up if you find yourself dating a Trekker, a list that may give you some vital tips and you never know in 40 years time you may be mentioning me in your Wedding Anniversary speech, as the guy that set you on your way.
These are the 10 things you must know when dating a Trekker.
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