Warfarer Auburn Fan Dothan, AL Member since May 2010 7179 posts
re: Cheers holds up well after all these years(Posted by Warfarer on 2/17/13 at 7:39 pm to shutterspeed)
It is pretty amazing how good a lot of the late 80s media actually was and I was too young to really appreciate it then. A few years ago I went back and downloaded the Police albums and they are lyrically brilliant but none of the lyrics had any relevance to me when I was younger. Cheers is the same way, I was too young to appreciate all of it but now that I am older, I can understand the whole show.
Ace Midnight LSU Fan Between sanity and madness Member since Dec 2006 38044 posts
re: Cheers holds up well after all these years(Posted by Ace Midnight on 2/17/13 at 9:02 pm to tduecen)
Frasier Crane is my second favorite comedy character of all time, second only to the late, great Phil Hartman's Bill McNeil.
Cheers was one of those shows that was just extraordinarily well-cast, and had excellent writers so the material was strong. After a weak start, they dominated the ratings (and rightly so). A comedy that could be smart and base at the same time - a rare gift to be able to pull that off.