Recently I conducted some research relating to the best TV Sitcoms of all time. It was a fascinating study. To me the litmus test of a great sitcom was whether or not it had created a spin off series. Like ‘Frasier’ from ‘Cheers’ or ‘Young Sheldon’ from ‘the Big Bang Theory’.
Drag Queen TV shows are all the rage nowadays. What about ‘Cher’s’ instead of ‘Cheers’? It could be a group of ‘Cher’ drag queen impersonators living together and their trials and tribulations? Some of my favorites were the UK ‘Only Fools and Horses’ and ‘Shameless’. The US bought ‘Shameless’ as it was so unique. But ‘Only Fools and Horses’ can never be replicated. The writing was amazing.
Over the years we have been treated to Aliens, Mork and Mindy’, medical war camps ‘Mash, (I know that I am showing my age here), questionable hilarious priests ‘Father Ted’, and probably the most famous ‘Friends’, from 1994 to 2004.
Many new soaps adopt the ‘Documentary style’, which I believe was very successfully pioneered by ‘The Office’. ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Schitts Creek’ are the US modern day trailblazers. Some of my all-time favorites are ‘Fawlty Towers’, ‘Absolutely fabulous’ and ‘Blackadder’. I am off to exercise my laughing gear with some ‘Schitt’s Creek’ this afternoon.
That’s all for now