04 February 2008

Even More From The Dept. of Unpopular Opinion

The Giants' thrilling victory over the Patriots was the most-watched Super Bowl ever, with 97.5 million viewers!

The game eclipsed the previous Super Bowl record of 94.8 million, set when Dallas defeated Pittsburgh in 1996.

In fact, more people watched last night's game than all but one American television broadcast ever, the "M*A*S*H" finale in 1983, which was seen by 106 million viewers.

Holy fuck, I fucking hate M*A*S*H!!

However, M*A*S*H is not the only famously revered & critically acclaimed classic American television series that I hate. There are a few other titles which will always grace the top 5 of all the "greatest TV shows of all time" lists.

I hate All in the Family. Yes, I realise its depiction of issues previously deemed verboten for U.S. network television comedy, such as racism, homosexuality, women's liberation, rape, miscarriage, breast cancer and impotence made the show groundbreaking, I still hate(d) it.

Oh, and I also hated, and continue to hate, Star Trek and Cheers. With an honourable mention to Taxi.

I couldn't really pinpoint exactly why I hate all these shows but I can pinpoint that I most certainly hate them all quite equally.

Wanna talk critically acclaimed "all-time" bands I don't particularly care for? Let's talk about Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin and James Brown.



Anonymous said...

c'mon baby.
led zeppelin?
everything else i agree with.but let's leave zeppelin outta this.

Gotham City Insider said...

Well, OK, but let me explain. You can argue that Led Zeppelin helped create heavy metal in some ways. No Led Zep means most likely no Black Sabbath. But thats a tall argument. Other than that, after reading Hammer of the Gods I realised Led Zep wrote like 4 or 5 of their own good songs, they filled the rest of their albums with obscure renditions of old blues songs. Filler. Bok choy. Come on!