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Stump the King: thirtysomething

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 3rd 2008 9:03AM

thirtysomethingAs I'm sure you've heard by now quarterlife was a huge failure on network television. Those of you who read my unfavorable review of the show last week know that I didn't see much of a future for the show anyway and yet, I feel that the show was still treated unfairly by the people in charge, i.e. NBC.

Producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz designed this show to appeal to a very specific audience, men and women in their mid-twenties who spend a lot of time online. Now, that may seem like a very small demographic if you're a 40-year-old TV addict like me. but I actually know people in their mid-twenties who don't watch network TV. One of my friends, who is chronically hip insists that the only time he watches network television is online or on DVD. Aside from making me feel very old, his revelation cleared up some things for me.

For those young people who don't pay for cable, quarterlife was probably right up their alley. After they come home from their entry level day jobs and vent on their video blogs, they could go to quarterlife.com and get knee deep in something they really cared about.

I will echo the thoughts of many who said the show wasn't racially diverse enough, but considering this show came from the guys who brought us thirtysomething and Once and Again that didn't really surprise me.

Now here is this week's question...

What is the first name of the youngest Steadman family member on thirtysomething?

Congratulations Toby, Leo is the correct answer.

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Remember when Gary (from thirtysomething) died? It was just so...sudden. And traumatic. I remember calling my friends and telling them Gary died. And they had no idea who I was talking about. And then they berated me for being upset over a fictional character.

March 03 2008 at 11:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew Hood


March 03 2008 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Toby O\'B

In the last season, Hope & Michael had a son, Leo.

March 03 2008 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew Hood

Oh right! in the first episode of the last season, right? nice

March 03 2008 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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