Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just My Opinion But...

It seems odd to me, culturally speaking, how TV shows seem to be getting better (e.g. Lost, The Wire, Arrested Development - all more intricate than ANY weekly TV show from even ten years ago) but movies are worse (e.g. I haven't seen a single comedy in the past five years that would make my top ten of all time).

I have no idea why.

harris

8 comments:

Dolphin Hater said...

True. Battlestar Galactica ranks up there too. Also the exodus of film actors to TV shows is indicative of this trend (Kiefer). Wracking my mind to think of a funny movie.

Harris said...

i know a bunch of people who swear by that show - but i've always hated sci-fi (prolly more than you hate dolphins), so never watched it

David said...

Little Miss Sunshine was hilarious - in the movie venue.

I love Its always sunny in Philadelphia as a tv comedy.

Harris said...

it was a good movie - i'm not saying every move sucks and every tv show is great by any means - but i will say that the fact that "Paul Blart, Mall Cop" has been the number one movie for two weeks in a row is a testament to lowered expectations and a lack of alternatives.

Danny said...

I realized that you were generalizing and I went down the path of specific examples. Sorry for the distraction from the point.

I think there also is the factor that the repetitive bad economic news we seem to get daily has the country so depressed and unhappy that a silly comedy is the 'comfort food' of entertainment.

Plus, in addition to being great at standup, Kevin James is really good at slapstick physical comedy.

Cheers

Harris said...

no worries -

but even when we had "silly" comedies, i used to think they were well done (e.g. airplane)

Josh Homer said...

Mall Guy has been number one because they released it in the movie dead zone (Jan to Feb). If it was released any other time, it would have been released strait to video.

Harris said...

It's not just Mall Guy...just an example - I mean, 4 Chrsitmases looked atrocious, and it made some serious coin in a busy time period - but again, just an example - generally speaking, i just dont think movies are keeping up these days