'Til Death and Happy Hour

So, just a quick post to let you know about two new comedies premiering over on FOX tonight. Both of these shows remind me of the sitcoms I grew up with like Roseanne and Seinfeld.

At eight o’clock is the highly anticipated Brad Garrett sitcom, ’Til Death. I’m really looking forward to seeing Brad as a lead in his own show. How hilarious was he on Everybody Loves Raymond? Anyway, in this show he plays a middle-aged married guy whose new next-door neighbors are optimistic newlyweds and he has a thing or two he wants to teach them about what marriage is really like.

The other sitcom is called Happy Hour. And I have to say I really like it, as does the New York Times. I was actually at the pilot taping of this show and I think it's hilarious. What I liked most about it is the characters just seem like real people I’d actually be friends with, so that’s refreshing.

You know a lot of television critics/snobs think traditional multi-camera sitcoms like these two are passé. They think they're not hip likeThe Office, so they put them down and constantly bash them, which is like the popular kids picking on the little guys in high school. But what happened to those little guys? They went on to start Microsoft. So, what I’m saying is give these new shows a chance because they're not pretending to be anything but what they are and there’s nothing wrong with liking some good, old fashioned sitcoms.

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