This will be a brief newsletter but I wanted to follow up with everyone after the survey last week
. To hopefully no one’s surprise, there are no sitcom recommendations that people are watching these days. The only recommendations I received are shows that are already in syndication, which echoes my point that the sitcom as we know it is dead. Reality television is here to stay, and it seems like cost-cutting has finally trickled down from cable customers to the networks that make the programming.
But, in the interest of fairness, I will name some of the sitcoms that were presented as being favorites because I couldn’t name all of them during my initial newsletter. These are the responses I received for shows people still have in rotation:
- From people relative to my age: The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Detroiters, Schitt’s Creek, Community, Parks & Recreation, Superstore, Young Sheldon, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scrubs
- From people older than me: MASH, Cheers, Home Improvement, Wings, Will & Grace, Frasier, Sports Night, Bewitched, WKRP, Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie
It’s clear from these lists that we all know what good sitcoms are when we see them, but unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll see any for a long time. Pardon me while I reminisce on good television as I prepare to weep into Buckhead Shore
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