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Photoshop and sitcoms

I can’t stand phoniness. (I know what you are thinking and yes I do own a Catcher in the Rye shirt). Shows like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory or New Girl have always upset me and I couldn’t really place why until I sat down and thought about it. I realized that they feel photo shopped to me. They take situations and people’s personality traits and enhance them in a way that looks and feels completely out of touch with reality.

Cause that would really happen. In real life. For real.

It’s easy to get a cheap laugh when you have a ton of props. Why don’t you try making us laugh because the actors and dialogue are actually funny? I feel like the show Friends did a much better job at showing how a group of friends interact with each other while still keeping that balance of being realistic and humorous. I know sitcoms are supposed to be a bit wacky and zany… but seriously can we not make it feel so forced?

Tell me I’m not the only one who feels like that was very overdone. No, please, I have to know that I’m not the only one.

I suppose this is more my personal issue with sitcoms because I would rather take real over obviously fake any day.


Maybe I am expecting too much out of sitcoms, but this is one of the main reasons why I don’t really watch TV anymore. It’s pretty pathetic when a show about two supernatural hunters trying to send fallen angels back into heaven feels more relatable and real than a show about a girl moving in with three strangers.