Here we go with some more lessons!
· Desperate Housewives: A neighbourhood is a big blob of people. Secrets don’t last long, and people do not stay young forever either.
· Grey’s Anatomy: Whatever crap life brings you, you give it crap as well. Oh, and make the actors narrate wise gems for flavour.
· One Tree Hill: When dialogues turn sappy, it’s time to end the show. Again, gems!
· Smallville: Never. End. A. Show. Not until you’ve exhausted all possible plot twists and added all possible characters to the mix. Ugh.
· Ally McBeal: It’s okay if you don’t have boobs and talk to Unicorns as long as you had Bon Jovi for a boyfriend.
· Charmed: Changing one of the lead actresses is a bad idea. Especially if the show’s four seasons in.
· Coupling: Go ahead and add some British humour to an American sit-com. It’s hard to f*** that up.
· Dharma & Greg: Marriage at first sight? Why not.
· ER: The grosser, the better. Love it!
· Malcolm in the Middle: Being in the middle sucks. You end up living everybody else’s life instead of your own.
· Married with Children has the power to brainwash your male friends. Sigh.
· Prison Break: Think of a different setting for every season. People get bored easily. Indeed.
· The 4400: It’s all about the superpowers, baby.
· The O.C. Acting like an overpaid log may have unspeakable consequences, such as: Worst. Death. Ever. (You know what I’m talking about.)
· The X-files: The moment the two lead characters hook up, the whole show goes to Heidies.
I Did Not Get:
· Bones: Is intellectual and socially awkward the new sexy? If yes, I see the appeal. But still…
· Heroes: There’s weird and there’s too weird.
· Lost: If you don’t have a ready plot outline before you start airing, lots of people will get lost in the plot holes. It’s especially cruel when the fanbase is so big.
· Supernatural: Two hot brothers? Count me in. For a while.
· The Mentalist: Being unusually smart is only good for crime solving. It’s the only credential you’ll ever need. It pays the bills as well.
· Same goes for Lie to Me and Checkmate.
Worst of the Worst:
· Angel: If you decide to break out of a popular show and start your own, don’t do it immediately after the former. People still remember how good it was.
· Same goes for Joey, which was even worse. Sorry.
· Caprica: If you turn the hot chick into a robot, don’t expect people to come back for more. No brainer.
· Mike & Molly: The fatter, the better. Finally, some sense on screen. Too bad the plot is so bad.
· Moonlight: If you can’t bring anything new to the table, don’t come back for a second season. Indeed.
· True Blood: Sookie. You’d think you know how to pronouce it.
· Warehouse13: If you want to do it cheap, choose a God-forsaken warehouse and strand the actors there.
That’s all folks. Did I miss your favorites? I’d like to hear your thoughts! J