- Aug 1, 2009
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Once Lt Col. Henry Blake was killed off and Trapper John got shipped home, it started going down hill. After Frank Burns was gone, it was all over. After that it became political and the new characters were just not up to par. It had a long run, but really the 1st 3 seasons were the best, IMHO.I might have to get around to watching it at some point, because I've never once heard anyone say it sucked.
Stop the presses!I agree. Do you see what I did there
I am going to have to disagree with you to a degree. What the ratings told us for so many years about Cheers and Seinfeld is that they had a large following for a long time. This suggests quality. Unlike shows like the Simpsons or other long running series like AI or Survivior, Cheers broke barriers no other TV show had ever done to date. Shows like the Simpsons merely found a niche at a time slot that was not difficult to find that niche. Cheers broke barriers by taking down a top rated series on CBS on the coveted Thursday Night 9pm time slot, Magnum P.I.. No network was able to break the Must See TV barrier on Thursday nights because of the success Cheers had and then Seinfeld until well into the 21st Century.Ratings success is not a measure of whether a show is good or not. We have all seen a show or ten that we thought was one of the greatest ever put on tv, only to see it canceled due to a lack of ratings.
Actually, this part I was directing my comments to my buddies Mike and Lanky.I put the words "I think" in my post several times, isn't that the same thing?