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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A BRITISH SHOW AND LAUNCH IT IN THE UNITED STATES? IT AIN’T EXACTLY AMERICAN IDOL…

March 13, 2013
Clarkson, left, May, center, and Hammond, right.  The original Top Gear brigade.

Clarkson, left, May, center, and Hammond, right. The original Top Gear brigade. Photo courtesy Top Gear’s Facebook page.

We have long been planning to branch out the available topics in this blog.  It starts here.

Television is, in the United States, nearing a religious fanaticism.  After all, we are the country that developed the convenience “TV Dinner” to facilitate more time in front of the idiot box.  Now don’t get me wrong, I have some favorite TV shows, that if I am scheduled to miss, I will record.  But being as I developed most of my friendships in a town where the people are so two faced and self-involved, I have plenty of time to make my schedule around certain shows, like ‘Big Bang Theory’, arguably one of the most well written shows on television today.

This does bring me to my on-going beef with Chuck Lorre, developer of shows like ‘Big Bang Theory’, ‘Mike & Molly’ and the one that festers my contention with Lorre, ‘Two And A Half Men’.  My issue with that show is, Lorre screwed it up by letting Charlie Sheen’s personal meltdown interfere with the integrity of the show.

No one here has felt like their world is spinning out of control?  If you say you haven’t you are a liar.

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