Are Modern Family and Glee Really Our Best Shows on TV Now?


The Emmy nominations are out today, and with them comes the realization that there really just aren’t that many good TV shows on anymore. I’m generalizing to be sure, but I stand by my blanket statement.

Mad Men and 30 Rock are certainly two shows I still respect on the air, but when Glee is nominated for 19 awards, and Modern Family for 14 I have to stop and pause.

I’m just not a fan of either, and it’s not for lack of trying. I’ve seen about 8 episodes of Glee, and 12 of Modern Family, and I simply can’t get into either despite me really giving it my all.

I think Glee is a novel concept to be sure, and the songs are quite well done, but as a show, it’s hour long format makes it drag, and the characters are too fluffy to have any real substance to them in my eyes.

The same goes for Modern Family, which attempts to be Arrested Development with a heart. Unfortunately, by gaining a heart, it’s lost a funnybone, and the show is just like a dumbed down version of AD, which is something that’s really sad to see, as it should be THAT show on the air and getting lavished with awards.  It’s not a definitively bad show, and it has its moments, but if this is supposed to be one of the best comedies on TV right now, that’s really a sign of the times.

I know I’ve probably insulted your favorite series now, and you can feel free to slap me in the face and challenge me to a duel, but as someone who has watched the complete series of probably 40 different shows, I like to think I know a bit about TV. But hey, maybe I’m just getting old and have lost track of what modern audiences like these days.


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