Monday, February 27, 2017
I was a fan of the early years of The Big Bang Theory. The show, unfortunately, morphed into another bickering couples comedy. Pass.
The Blacklist started off strong, and I've always been a James Spader fan. The show took a creepy, gory and disturbing turn. On top of that, the plot got way too complicated. Pass again.
I think the last prime time show I watched religiously was Scrubs, and that included the very mediocre final season.
I did enjoy Wings and Frasier. Friends? No way. Wrong demographic. The Seinfeld whiners was like fingernails on a chalkboard.
I'm not a TV snob. Match Game reruns still entertain me beyond belief. I can watch the America's Test Kitchen people rip apart a chicken, though I rarely cook. Some of the things on Antenna TV and MeTV make me chuckle, and I've spent many a morning with Andy, Barney, Opie and Aunt Bee.
My eyes and ears perked up when I saw a new offering on CBS, Superior Donuts. Any show with Judd Hirsch is worth sampling. Long story short, Hirsch is a grumpy old man who runs a Chicago donut shop. He takes on a hip, young kid as a helper, and let the laugh ensue. Unfortunately, there are no laughs here, in spite of Katey Sagal's role as a Chicago cop. I gave it three episodes. That's enough. I'm done. It's just not funny.
Superior Donuts reminded me of a modern day Chico and the Man. The year was 1974. Jack Albertson plays Ed Brown, a crusty, grumpy old man who gives a young and hip Freddie Prinze a job.
TV shows never die. They just get recycled.
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