Chuck Lorre is a Desperate Whore For Ratings


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the show center around one character raising an underage son? How does this find a place in America's pop culture landscape? If this was My Two Dads, and one of the dads were going around naked, wouldn't that mean an instant Brent Bozell boycott?

It sort of does speak to the idea that Charlie Sheen was trying to get across about his former boss, Chuck Lorre. We are denied access to what that specific idea was, thanks to the fact that Sheen went nuts in public and all but shat himself repeatedly in order to recycle the drugs he was on. I suspect he was trying to explain to the discerning members of the public that Lorre is an unabashed and artistically bankrupt fraud who will stop at nothing to garner ratings.

If putting naked people on television were a guarantor of ratings success, there would be nothing on but naked people. And yet, the most successful shows feature overweight frumps who look as if their hairline abandoned all hope decades ago.

Why didn't they just hire Kelsey Grammer and make this "Fraser and One and a Half Men?" Grammer is a proven commodity, he needs the work, and people would watch for nostalgic reasons.

It's too soon to predict failure, but I don't see how this works. Yes, the women of America are horny. But they're not that horny.
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