Just found out that one of our favorite shows, 18 TO LIFE, has definitely been cancelled -- I heard about it from one of the cast members.
Well, damn. This was a crisply written, funny, sweet, sexy show. And it was really hitting its stride. The cast is funny and adorable, and they have well-drawn characters to play. This year our family comedy viewing has been 30 ROCK, MODERN FAMILY and 18 TO LIFE.
Somehow or other, the series was controversial in the States. Apparently Americans took issue with the teen protagonists enjoying an offscreen sex life? Even though they are, you know, legally adults, and, uh, married
? Maybe one day someone will explain that one to me.
What killed the series, though, was what kills any series: low ratings. Why didn't this show do better? Why do certain incredibly unfunny shows get renewed? You tell me. I'll miss it.
Well, I'm looking forward to whatever Derek Schreyer and Karen Troubetzkoy come up with next.
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The explanation is, according to the prudes, just because a couple is married doesn't mean they're supposed to enjoy sex. They get to do it once per child.
You should also add "Community" to your comedy viewing. They're doing some real innovative stuff over there. This season has gotten a bit gimmicky that way and less abou the characters, but it's still a great show. I'm surprised it got another season. I usually like comedies that get killed -- like Carpoolers and The Class.
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