Batman Posted April 3, 2005 Report Share Posted April 3, 2005 Just like the cult movies thread. These are TV shows with a dedicated fan following. A "cult" of fans if you will. I'd say The Simpsons is a cult show. Even with it's massive popularity, there are more Simpsons forums than any other tv show I know of. You wouldn't believe how much these fans know about the Simpsons. Another one, unfortunately, is Arrested Development. It is probably the best sitcom on TV today. Unfortunately, the critics like it, which pushes many people away. A lot of people think that it's arrogant 'thinks they're so smart' humor, when really it is the exact opposite. It's not at all intelligent humor. It's a great show, it's laugh out loud funny. It also has something that most shows sorely lack today, and that is funny characters. It also has an interesting plot. It has a very dedicated fan following, but hopefully it will get more mainstream, because it is getting low ratings, and Fox does not want to keep a show with low-ratings, when they could replace it with a 2 season reality show. Ah well, if worst comes to worst, and Fox cancels it, perhaps comedy central will buy it, and let them do whatever they want. Once Fox cancelled Family Guy, that became a cult show on Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" which is cartoons shown at midnight for the 18-34 demographic (which is a ridiculous name, since tons of younger people watch it). It has a very dedicated following, despite it being cancelled after 3 hilarious seasons. When Fox realized they cancelled what could have been the next "Simpsons," they decided they are going to start showing new episodes of it now, so I guess once those start, it won't be so much of a cult show anymore...until they inevitably cancel it again. Another great cult show was "Trigger Happy TV." Well, it's cult in America, I'm not sure how it is in Brittain. It was a hilarious hidden camera show in Brittain from 2000-2002 shown on Comedy Central, and some channel in Brittain. It was much different from other hidden camera shows. For one, the pranks were funny. For two, instead of having around 5 pranks per episode, they could have around 40 pranks per episode. It was a really rapid show. For three, they didn't waste time by showing the part where they tell the prankees that they are on TV. This makes the viewer feel as if the prankee has been left in the dark, and instead of thinking "how embarrassing!" they are thinking "This sure must be awkward for that person!" or "He must be so confused!" It became too popular in Brittain, aparantly, because when Dom Jolly would do his trademark "HELLO!" on the gigantic cell phone, people knew they were on Trigger Happy TV. It lost it's bizarrness and awkwardness. Pretty much, it was too recognizable. So they moved to the US and got some new stars, but it wasn't quite as funny. They went from confusing people to bothering people. So it was cancelled in a year. Even though it was only around for 2 years (the last didn't count) I still think it was one of the funniest shows of all time. While not the best, it was one of the funniest. You can still watch the classic episodes on comedy central on weekdays at 6, sometimes. If you don't get comedy central, buying one of the DVDs or tapes is definitely worth the money. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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