It dawned on me the other day that I have become more like Red on, That
70's Show that the Homer Simpson that I used to be.
"The Middle" and "The Simpsons" are the closest to traditional
family values in modern TV. The producers of "Leave it to Beaver" --
arguably the most psychologically realistic sitcom of its era -- then went to
satire in producing "The Munsters." "Henry Aldrich" aside,
comedy and drama do not lend themselves to normal family settings. Neither Cosby's 1984 sitcom nor his 1996 sitcom were completely idyllic.
They had their ups and downs like regular traditional families.
We absolutely love "The Middle". It always makes us feel so much better
about our own family!
My wife's favorite channel is the Hallmark Channel on Cable.It
could be called female soft porn. The plots are always the same.
Single divorced or windowed mom with three adorable children meet clean never
been married man her own age. He is always a professional man who never seems
to work. Never a tradesman like a plumber or carpenter. Never mention of the
former spouse.Very unrealistic plots in my opinion. Single never
been married professional man her age is either gay or interested in women much
younger than she. Never a problem with the children accepting their new dad.
Money seems to be no object.Check it out if you do not believe me.
PlotB.Single professional woman at 45 years old decides she wants
children and family. She was not interested before and her biological clock has
run out.She meets widowed ( never divorce3d)professional man her
age with three darling children who she helps and they love her. Never is said
"You are not my real Mom".It would be fun to actually survey
the plots of this channel for one week and see if this theory holds true.It sells. I guess they only give the ladies what they want. Fantasy
"Families on TV: Do families seen on the small screen reflect the families
of today?"Who says they are supposed to? We are all intimately
acquainted with our own lives and families. Most people don't watch TV so
they can get a "reflection" of themselves and their families. TV shows
are stories, and they have to be interesting by giving us characters, drama,
humor and perspectives that are fresh and different from our own well-known
lives.This is a silly question from the outset.
I'd have to say Everybody loves Raymond hits pretty close to home a lot of
the time when it comes to family for me.
I fearthat Herb Scribner has fallen victim to political correctness and ignored
the show that actually portrays a typical American Family. It even shows on KSL
which leaves me doubly troubled. Why is PARENTHOOD not listed and discussed.
Could it be because the Grandfather iw a well adjusted veteran of the Viet Nam
war. Is it because a character come home from Afghanistan, fell in love, and
did not marry because he could not make sense of modern American society and
reenlisted because, "things made more sense in Afghanistan".The
three generations in this family have more to do with the people I know than
anyone on modern family the big hit of liberals and critics for the past two
years. Yes we have gays, I know gays but they go to Salt Lake City to
protest.The Grandparents on Parenthood I can identify with. He can't
take care of their California Property anymore. She wants to move to something
smaller. One daughter in law is a lawyer who just ran for mayor and feels she
neglected her autistic son by doing so. I can even identify with the
brothers trying to run the recording studio.