I can't believe MNiE is being thrown around with shows like Scrubs, Married With Children and Roseanne. WTF, am I taking crazy pills?
I've seen MNiE here and there, and it always seems pretty terrible.
I was never a big Roseanne fan, so I would say MNiE is better than Roseanne out of personal preference.
Scrubs was better than MNiE. It was more well rounded. It was absurd and funny, but hit the emotional beats about as well as any recent sitcom.
MNiE was just different. It always reminded me of a live action Simpsons with the well rounded universe and all the crazy one-off characters that would drop in from time to time (that was the only ways it reminded me of the Simpsons).
And to go back to the BBT discussion from yesterday about the characters being in on the joke with the audience, it never felt like I was laughing at their white trashness without them knowing. They seemed to realize how ridiculous they were and were ok with it. Same thing with Raising Hope. They're all in on the joke.
I know it's not the best show ever put on TV, but it was consistently funny, well made, and had a good point of view.