. . . Monday April 12, 2004

Two and a Half Reasons for Depression

For those who are mourning the loss of a quality show or two this year, you probably shouldn’t click on this story. It focuses on how Two and Half Men became television’s biggest non-reality hit this season and now ranks third behind Friends and Raymond.

Plus, the Boston Globe’s TV critic laments Everything about Raymond: “How can it be that inventive comedies get the guillotine every season, while this banal rehash of 1950s gender cliches continues to rivalFriends as TV’s most-watched sitcom? How can it be that Everybody Loves Raymond is not only a ratings blockbuster but a multiple Emmy winner, while the original likes of Scrubs scuffle for scraps of attention?”

Concentration is important!