20 Things TV Made Us Think in 2007…

1. The best character on TV is a chubby, self-obsessed Republican not named McCain or Huckabee. Evidence: 30 Rock.

2. Bearish movie stars = A-list TV comic actors. Evidence: Alec Baldwin, David Duchovny.

3. A-list TV comic actors = B-list movie star. Evidence: Steve Carell.

4. Lab geeks + hot chicks = comedy gold! Evidence: Chuck, Big Bang Theory

5. Lab geeks + dead hot chicks = must-see drama! Evidence: CSI Miami

6. Dead people really are more fun. Evidence: Pushing Daisies.

7. Amnesia survivors are just annoying. Evidence: Samantha Who?

8. Sure, 15 minutes could save you 15 percent on car insurance…but you’ll never get this half hour back. Evidence: Cavemen

9. The sicker the doctor, the better the show. Evidence: Grey’s Anatomy, House, Nip/Tuck.

10. Two ugly, struggling musicians > One handsome, successful movie star. Evidence: Flight of the Conchords, Season 1; Entourage, Season 4.

11. Somehow, sci-fi nerd and Heroes creator Tim Kring became Hollywood’s biggest pimp. Evidence: Kristen Bell, Ali Larter, Hayden Pantierre.

12. Watching children act like adults is good. Evidence: Kid Nation.

13. Watching adults act like children is better. Evidence: Marie Osmond, Dancing with the Stars.

14. Sadly, the game show era is dead, new lows being achieved everyday. Evidence: Price Is Right, Deal Or No Deal, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

15. NBC has lost its laugh track. Evidence: 30 Rock, My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs.

16. Robert Duvall, we’re sad to say, is losing his mind. Evidence: 2007 Emmy Awards.

17. Gordon Ramsay is reality television’s best angry, honest, vocal Brit. Evidence: Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.

18. God end the writers’ strike! Evidence: The Office, Heroes, Pushing Daisies.

19. Writers are idiots. Let them and their families starve. Evidence: Private Practice, Cain, Samantha Who?

20. All good things must … end? Evidence: The Sopranos



One Response to 20 Things TV Made Us Think in 2007…

  1. […] family is currently ubiquitous in pop culture. Alec, the most recognizable, is holding down the best performance on television. Little brother Stephen, most famous for his role in The Usual Suspects, is hamming it up on […]

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