Since television has shoved a lot of dreck down our throats since its invention, I thought I'd do a quick list of the worst of the worst. In comments, please confirm or deny these truths we hold to be self-evident. If you think one doesn't belong, please offer a substitute.
5. The Gilmore Girls
Late one night when I couldn't sleep, I channel surfed until I stumbled on this piece of crap. I watched the intro music and was curious--besides, it was 4 a.m., what the hell else was I going to do? I managed to stomach about 5 minutes, and thankfully, I've never looked back.
Starring Geena Davis. Do I really need to go further? No wonder it didn't survive an entire season. If you want to see something funny, plot its weekly ratings on a graph.
Who on earth gave her a talk show, and why does anyone watch it? If I ever, and I mean EVER, see Ellen dancing in the street some place, I'm going to punch her.
2. Dharma & Greg
How in God's name did this last seven seasons? I had an opportunity to speak with the President of the Fox television station in York, PA. I asked him why he had it on every night. He said if it were up to him, that show would never air again. The truth is, when they buy the rights to air programs, they usually have to buy it in a bundle. He said to get Everybody Loves Raymond, he had to take that and something crappy that came on after it. ELR goes in the 7pm slot, D&G aired at 1 a.m. I wonder why...
1. The Chevy Chase Show
This show wasn't just cancelled mid-season. It was cancelled mid-show. I'm not sure how many shows have been cancelled on the air, but I'm guessing not many. Four and a half episodes was all Rupert Murdoch needed to see. It's been a long, dark fall from grace for Ty Webb, Dusty Bottoms, Emmett Fitz-Hume, and Fletch.
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