What’s The Most Over-Rated Show On TV?
The Emmy Awards are almost upon us – and as usual the entertainment magazines are presenting the usual Who Should and Who Will Win sneak peeks!
Once again there’s a lot to celebrate this year, from a fiercely competitive Best Drama category – how DO you choose between Mad Men, Game Of Thrones and Homeland – to equally overflowing acting categories (once again Hollywood the best roles are on TV these days!)
But amongst all these highly honored series there has to be a show or two that leaves you scratching your head, saying ‘seriously!’ So come on – what do you think is TV’s most over-rated show?
I’m afraid I have a few contenders for this one…
Let’s start with The Good Wife. I don’t mind the Julianna Margulies starrer. It’s a perfectly decent show. But let’s be honest – it’s not that great. It’s just a glossy legal drama that for some reason critics have embraced as a standout series. Maybe it’s because the show airs on CBS where any show with even the slightest hint of originality can’t help but rise to the top? But come on The Good Wife doesn’t even come close to a superior legal drama like Damages. And yet Wife gets all the covers and headlines while Glenn Close was relegated to DirecTV! Ugh!
Then there’s Community, the perennially low rated NBC show that its fans would have you believe is the greatest TV comedy every created (or at least since Flight Of The Conchords. Or Arrested Development!) I’ve tried to watch Community several times now and simply don’t find it funny. For me the show tries too hard to be clever which is always a laugh killer for me. Plus I have a knee jerk reaction to the way Community’s fans act as if it’s on a whole different level of comedy writing – as though the show is so sophisticated it’s beyond anything else on TV these days. Pretentious much?
But I think my number one most over-rated show of the moment has to be Girls – HBO’s latest critical darling which for me isn’t a patch on fellow network comedy Veep. Critics are hailing Girls’ creator Lena Dunham as an important new comedy voice – the voice of a generation in fact. Personally I just find Girls grim, grubby and uncomfortable. Oh and not funny either. I’m genuinely puzzled by the show’s standout success…
Okay so that’s my picks – but what do you think? What do you regard as TV’s most overrated current show? Comment away…
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