Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fun...Top TV Marriages

Yesterday being Valentine's Day, I saw an interesting article at Relevant Magazine offering up the top TV marriage of each decade since the 1960s. According to the author, the winners were:
  • 1960s - Rob and Laura Petrie of The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • 1970s - Bob and Emily Harley of The Bob Newhart Show
  • 1980s - Cliff and Clair Huxtable of The Cosby Show
  • 1990s - Homer and Marge Simpson of The Simpsons
  • 2000s - Eric and Tami Taylor of Friday Night Lights
  • 2010s - Peter and Kristina Braverman of Parenthood
You can click here to read the whole article and I'd love to hear your feedback. First though, here are a few of my own observations:
  1. It's odd that the first three selections all come from shows called "The (Star of the show's name) Show." Not the name of the character played, but the actual name of the actor. Bizarre.
  2. Interestingly (albeit, I would argue, not coincidentally) Friday Night Lights and Parenthood both had Jason Katims as executive producer and a main creative influence. Both of these shows were/are favorites of my wife and mine. In fact, we only watched Friday Night Lights (on DVDs from the library) after having gotten hooked on Parenthood and finding out that Katims had also done FNL. 
  3. The Simpsons? Either TV marriages were horrible in the 1990s or...well, you'll just have to read the article.

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