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12 Reasons Why Two and a Half Men sucks.

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  1. There is only 1 of the 2 and a half left in the show.
  2. Ashton Kutcher can’t act.
  3. The guy that plays Jake can’t act.
  4. The guy that plays Jake is too ugly to get any of the girls he gets in the show.
  5. It isn’t funny…….ever.
  6. Why does Alan still live at the house after he sold it?  Is that realistic in any way?
  7. The way they killed off Charlie was lame.
  8. Two and a Half Men misses Charlie Sheen.
  9. It has gone at least 5 seasons too long (and I’m being generous at 5).
  10. For a guy that is meant to be such a loser, Alan does very well with the ladies.
  11. Why was Jake bright but just really lazy in the first couple of seasons and then since then been a total idiot?  So over one summer he drank a whole drum of Cillit Bang or something?
  12. Are we really supposed to believe that Ashton Kutcher’s character is meant to be a genius?

 

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How I met Your Mother and why it just sucks.

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  1. The story (yes the show is meant to be a story) begins in the year 2030, where Ted is telling his kids about how he met their mother (maybe where they got the name of the show but I couldn’t guarantee this………this is a joke in case you just think I am an idiot).  So his kids are what age?  Maybe 16 and 14?  Probably older, now think about it take 16 off of 2030 and you get 2014 throw in a 9 month pregnancy and you’re looking at 2013 before she was conceived, now look at HIMYM and Ted just met their mother in 2013…….so……..Ted better get to it cause he has already ran out of time.  Who knows maybe they’re actually 12.
  2. Someone should call the Guinness Book of World Records and tell them that In Search of Lost Time is no longer the longest story ever written.
  3. They neutered Barney.
  4. How many important moments before this guy meets his wife can one person have in their life?  So far Ted has had 184 and he is in his early 30’s.
  5. HIMYM should have had a maximum of 4 seasons instead it will finish with a 9th season next year.
  6. Ted sucks I find it hard to believe that anyone would want to spend time with him.  He’s a weanie.
  7. It really isn’t funny.  Barney used to be funny but not anymore.
  8. For a guy who is desperately searching for a wife Ted does seem to have a problem keeping women around.
  9. Why do they keep putting in scenes where Marshall sings?  He can’t sing.
  10. The show repeats jokes so often, we get it sandwiches are weed.
  11. Plus they mess up on continuity all the time.
  12. Why is old Ted always starting off with a condescending “Kids…..” has he not named them yet?  Does he just call them boy kid and girl kid?
  13. Don’t these kids have school or hobbies or friends that they could be doing rather than listen to their demented father witter on?
  14. Why is Bob Odenkirk amazing in Breaking Bad as a sleazy lawyer yet not nearly as good in HIMYM in a very similar role?  Can only blame poor writing.
  15. HIMYM uses too many celebrity guest appearances as a way to make their episodes more exciting.  I mean does Katy Perry really need to be used as a girl for Barney to go out with?  The answer is no.  Katy Perry is used to distract people from another same old HIMYM script.

So what do you think?  Is How I Met Your Mother your favourite show?  I know it is still getting high audience figures for some reason.  Or do you agree with me that it is a show that had 1 strong season (maybe 2) and since then has been another over stretched typical American network comedy?  All comments are appreciated and like BM23reviews on Facebook or follow BM23reviews on Twitter.

Has Seth MacFarlane lost it?

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It does not seem that long ago that Family Guy was making its well-deserved return to the air after a 3 year hiatus.  MacFarlane followed that up with American Dad and more recently The Cleveland Show.  So what happened?  The guy’s still bringing in the big bucks with 3 shows on Fox, but the quality that once was very high has dropped away drastically since his long awaited and triumphant return.

I sit down and watch an episode of Family Guy and I can’t help thinking that ‘damn this show used to be better than this’.  It is understandable, in many ways your shtick is going to become old if you have made 210 episodes, if you then add in 152 American Dad’s and 88 Cleveland Show’s (really 88? You’re joking right?).  That’s a total of 350 episodes of television, 350 episodes of what is basically the same style of show, written by the same guy.  It is just stale (the ratings agree).

It is harsh to single out Seth MacFarlane for producing an inferior product to what he originally created; you don’t hear many people talking about how the 7th season of Scrubs for instance was so much better than the first few seasons.  Animated shows like the Simpsons and South Park have also fallen into the trap of producing an inferior product in comparison to their initial seasons (although both had a longer life span than MacFarlane shows).

Animated shows always seem to struggle with short term memories, where one season Stan doesn’t have a brother and the next season he has a Native American brother quite simply because they thought of a story idea and decided that they would fabricate one out of thin air, or in Family Guy how Joe’s kid Kevin just disappeared all of a sudden and was explained away about 5 seasons later that he was dead, then a few seasons after this he miraculously comes back.  It is just poor short term writing which has occurred because MacFarlane has spread himself too thin.

You watch a season of a MacFarlane show and about 3 episodes out of the season are of a high quality, but that means around 20 are of an average or below quality.  A good example of this is the episode ‘Be Careful what you Fish for’ which stars the immense Ricky Gervais,  giving hope that the episode is not going to be another let down, but inevitably it falls to being another poorly written same old thing episode that I have seen too many times before.  It is worse when Gervais himself (playing a dolphin for some reason) performance and jokes are just awful, when he should be so much better than that.

If you ask me which one of the MacFarlane shows I currently prefer the most it is sad that I am edging towards the Cleveland Show (88 episodes….really?).  I don’t think overall it is his best show I just think that it feels slightly more fresh than the other two.  On the Cleveland Show, I don’t understand why MacFarlane even made the show other than Fox were throwing money at him, because it isn’t that good.  It feels like he thought “I like Family Guy and I like American Dad…..why don’t I make a black hybrid and call it the Cleveland Show!”

For the legacy of his shows I really hope that Seth MacFarlane decides to finish them, give them a hiatus and bring them back at a later date or cancel two of the shows and concentrate on just the one.  I really hope he does one of the latter options, because I know it may not seem like it but I did once really enjoy Macfarlane’s shows and I’d once again like to enjoy them.  Sadly I can’t see it happening any time soon but you can only hope.

 

So what do you think?  Is Seth MacFarlane killing his once great cartoons by bleeding them dry for all the money that is going?  Or am I way off the mark?  All comments are appreciated.