Ah, television. You’ve given birth to some fantastic things. But, like all great providers, you aren’t without your flaws. Here are six TV series that I will hold against you for a long time.
1. She’s the Sheriff
I’m frightened that somewhere in Hollywood in the 80’s, people sat around a table and said “You know what we need more of on television? Suzanne Somers”.
2. Uncle Buck: The Series
It starred Kevin Meaney. A friend of mine- one of the funniest dudes I know- got to meet Kevin Meaney when he performed his comedy routine at our alma mater. My friend walked up to him, shook his hand, and said “I really enjoyed your work on Uncle Buck: The Series.”
3. Cop Rock
Way back in the stone ages, before we could be entertained by a British asshole being rude to crappy amateur American singers, we had to get our music entertainment in prime time from… cops. Thanks, Steven Bochco.
4. T.J. Hooker
Hollywood groupthink: C.H.I.P.S. was a hit. Farrah Fawcett is hot and unemployed now that Charlie’s Angels is over. Let’s combine the two with the awesome power of Shatner to create a mega-hit!
5. Any reality TV show ever made
Hey, it’s my list. And I’ll put whatever I want on here. Pick any of ’em, it doesn’t matter, they’re all awful. And that crap exists.
6. Enos (Dukes of Hazzard spinoff)
Yep. There was a Dukes of Hazzard spinoff. About Enos. Seriously.