In the 1980s a generation of Australian kids grew up with a constant backdrop of cheesy American sitcoms. Most of them had long-since ended by the time we watched them for the first time, but they made for cheap and easy programming. It was a simply equation: networks kept them on endless rotation - we kept on watching them. Over and over and over again. But was it really just cheesy, disposable TV pap? Maybe the memory cheats. They might've had more than fair share of schmaltz and that ridiculous 'laff box' in place of a live studio audience, but were they really all that bad or just a product of another time? Here are ten of them.
I'm just a guy who loves words. I discover vast tracts of uncharted enjoyment by chucking words together and coming up with stuff that talks about the things I enjoy and love most. I'm also a massive listaholic, so I'm probably talking about a list, looking at a list or banging away at another What Culture list as you read this. My tone's pretty relaxed and conversational, with a liberal sprinkling of sparkling wit, wilting sarcasm and occasional faux-condescension - with tongue almost always firmly planted in cheek.