The top 10 most overrated shows
Of all the television I've watched in my life, there are few shows that I can say, I truly hate. Even a bad show has its place in TV history. However, if there is one thing I can't stand it's a show that doesn't live up to the hype. As always, these are only my choices. I'm sure you will have plenty of your own.
I have never understood the allure of this show. Is it the unbelievable characters, the overacting or are people simply fooled by the dramatic ads that NBC runs? Personally, I prefer St. Elsewhere.
2. Who Wants to be a Millionaire/Deal or No Deal (Tie)
First, let me say that I must admit Regis is the man, but is he the reason ABC shoved this show down our throat? The ridiculous part is that there have been so many game shows that are superior to these. Millionaire is just a multiple choice quiz with lighting effects and Deal is so simple, a monkey could play it, literally. How hard is it to point to a suitcase?
3. Grey's Anatomy
I used to complain about how too many doctors on ER are dating each other. Then came Grey's. How does anybody in this hospital get well? If I wanted to see doctors and nurses having sex, I'd rent a porno, which reminds me, I have to get Chicago Hose back to the video store.
4. Laugh In
Why is the word "laugh" in the title? Even during the original run, this show was a cheap and lame attempt to be subversive. The saddest part is that the people who think the show is representative of television in the late 60's are the same people who have never seen The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
5. Jimmy Kimmel Live
I used to think making fun of retarded people was funny and then I turned twelve. I suppose the young boys who make up Kimmel's audience find something humorous in the brain damaged ramblings of Guillermo and Uncle Frank but, for me, it got old a long time ago. I would rather watch Leno than Kimmel simply because Jay manages to have a decent guest and/or band on once in a while.
6. The Real World
This show has never been anything more than a group of horny idiots with an overinflated sense of entitlement. I don't understand how it has managed to stay unimproved for over ten seasons. Before you go off about how it was the first reality show on TV, rent An American Family.
7. Family Guy
This show would be so much funnier if they cut the so-called storylines and just left all the clips that reference pop culture. It would be fifteen minutes long, which is the perfect length. Unfortunately, then it would only be suitable for Adult Swim and would pale in comparison to Robot Chicken.
8. Married with Children
Let's see, Al hates his wife, kids and job. Peg is lazy and cruel, Kelly is stupid and slutty and Bud is a horny loser. There you go, now you never have to watch another episode ever again, unless, of course, you're a big Ted McGinley fan.
I know I'm going to catch hell for this one, but the truth is, Friends didn't get good until season three or four. In its first season, the camaraderie between the cast members was more forced than Dick Cheney's crooked smile.
10. Saved by the Bell
Can we all just admit that the only reason we liked this show is because it reminds us of when we were kids and still had the potential for a successful life?