This comes from a discussion on Todd Mason's blog of the worse TV shows ever.
Which TV show or movie, generally regarded as great, is not so classic for you?
My controversial choice is I Love Lucy. Okay, I can feel those eggs coming across the Internet at me. But I never found any of the four regulars humorous. Certainly Fred was a real sourpuss and Desi Arnaz could barely act. And the plots, well there was really only one, wasn't there? Lucy trying to get on Ricky's show. I will admit to a few smiles on watching the one in the candy factory, but so help me that's it.
Lucy always seemed to be the most selfish woman in the world. Her life revolved around getting the expensive dress, appearing on the show, upgrading her lifestyle, meeting famous people. Talk about trivializing women. Her strength lay in bamboozling her husband.
I am a great lover of comedies. I can sit down with a Seinfeld, Cheers, Friends, Dick Van Dyke, Newhart Show, The Office or Thirty Rock anytime. But not Lucy. I hate Lucy.
How about you? Where do you veer from the consensus? What's your guilty displeasure?