I watch a lot of television, way too much probably. So over the years I have developed a lot of feelings about some shows, both good and bad. For a while now, I have been wanting to put together a list of my most overrated sitcoms, and after recently watching one of the shows below I got my inspiration.
Just so you know, my definition of overrated is not necessarily that the show is bad, just that it is considered to be way better than it actually is. Some of the sitcoms I mentioned here I actually like to watch, but I still can't ever shake the thought of "how is this show as popular as it is?"
You may not agree with all my opinions on these shows, but once you finish reading my reasoning, you will realize that you were wrong.
#1 - The Big Bang Theory
By far, the most overrated show currently on television. Even the commercials where they are supposed to show one of the funniest jokes from the show are difficult to watch. Example, this awesome banter:
Sheldon: Well, I've just never played Dungeons & Dragons with girls before.
Penny: Oh, don't worry, sweetie. No one has.
Such clever writing.
There is little doubt that the reason this show is so popular is that everything that happens is expected. There is simple one-liners, catchphrases (See: the very annoying "Bazinga"), a pretty girl, and predictable dialogue. The masses eat that up. The fact that Jim Parsons was nominated, let alone actually won, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmys, makes the award less important. He will never, and could never, hold a candle to actors like Steve Carell (Michael Scott on the The Office) and Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock), both of whom he won the award over. Just sad.
I haven't posted a puppy video in a while, so to make up for it, here are three super-cute pugs! The first is of a dog who gets scolded and is really sad about it. Happy Sundog!
No idea if this dog's name is actually Scruffy, but he is so sad when he gets scolded! I think part of it is because his owner sounds like Mr. Rogers... and you'd cry, too, if Mr. Rogers scolded you.
I love boy bands unironically. Apparently, you guys do too, as evidenced by the fact that we still get visits to our 2012 April Fool's Day post announcing NSYNC's decision tour again (so, so sorry about that) and our post about the top five boy bands of the '90s. While most people can rattle off the bands from our first list — Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men, Hanson, and 98 Degrees — fewer are able to name any more than that.
But the '90s were a boy band pinnacle; some might even argue they were an over-saturation (but not me, because I'll take all the boy bands I can get). Here are five that are often forgotten when we discuss the '90s boy band craze, but who still had fans (me) who bought their CDs (me) in a time when buying CDs was still a thing people did.
LFO's first and biggest single, "Summer Girls," was totally nonsensical, completely weird, and awesomely '90s. The trio's debut album actually sold more than 2 million copies, a feat almost unheard of today. They had one other Billboard hit, "Girl on TV," which featured Jennifer Love Hewitt in the video. But the band will forever be known for that song with random lyrics: New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits/Chinese food makes me sick/And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer/For the summer.
Whenever an SNL alum comes back to host the show, it’s pretty much a guaranteed good episode. When Kristen Wiig comes back to host SNL, the world collectively breathes a sigh of relief because SNL feels complete again. Or something like that! The point is, Kristen hosted Saturday’s show and the consensus seems to be that she did pretty great. In case you missed it, here are a few of her best skits from Saturday’s show.
The accents in this skit are amazing, but the fact that Kristen, Fred, and Bill keep almost-breaking makes it even better. Also, Maya Rudolph, Kristen’s co-star in the films "Bridesmaids" and "Friends With Kids," makes an appearance!
I love a good excuse to look at puppies. I especially have a soft spot for fluffy, pudgy, stumpy puppies. Here are three irresistibly adorable videos to get you through your Wednesday. Enjoy!