This reality TV show is truly one of the classics. ‘The Bachelorette’ introduces a strange and bizarre but equally entertaining way of finding true love as 20+ men compete against each other to win the heart of one woman. It may sound impractical but it has been running since 2003 and the ratings just keep shooting up. It's a very bizarre concept but throughout its broadcasting, this show has always delivered the drama, cheesiness, tension, hostility and romance to its loyal viewers who are predominantly female. It is true that a majority of viewers are female especially considering the 20+ good looking men who are featured and it's in the hands of the bachelorette to decide which of the gentlemen will suit her. This show reeks of drama and suspense and it being a reality TV show, it's hard to differentiate what is scripted and what isn't, basically always going with the flow. The Bachelorette really gives its audiences what they want and each of its multiple seasons has always delivered something unexpected. I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants to enjoy something different from your average sitcom.
Say Yes to the Dress
For me, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ is one TV show that's under rated and it's about time we really appreciated the message this show brings across. Ever since it's airing in 2007, the show has addressed the issues and concerns which brides and other women face in society but remains unaddressed. This show really underlines problems such as body image concerns, low self-esteem and other psychological issues brides face and put them into light, as Klein field bridal in Manhattan highlights this and helps brides regain confidence in time for their big wedding day by helping them choose the "perfect dress" while staying within their budget. Body Image issues are a very delicate subject, and this show carefully deconstructs this concern with the help of creative ideas such as a wedding dress and has continued to do so for fifteen seasons.
Widely regarded as one of the best family comedy sitcoms produced by the west, ‘Modern Family’ is an unconventional TV show revolving around the Pritchett and Dunphy families. This show comically highlights the bond between siblings and the struggles of parenthood while carefully deconstructing an event such as a divorce into a lot less serious and normal thing which happens in American families. All these events are freely showcased in the Pritchett and Dunphy family affairs in a series of hilarious events and as the years rolled by, viewers have grown along with the show. All the side effects of marriage, accepting your only son as gay and his partner, an adopted Asian girl and welcoming outcasts into your already crazy family. This show really goes into all kinds of situations, structures and problems a family in this century can possibly face which seems unlikely. But the more you get into it the more reasonable and rational it seems. Modern family is truly a 21st century gift.
‘Friends’ is arguably the greatest sitcom of all time. This TV show defined the 90s and early 2000s, and is the modern 20th-21st century equivalent of timeless. Three boys and three girls living in an individual apartment in New York, whose story went on for ten long years and changed the American sitcom landscape forever. And it's safe to say, Hollywood has never seen anything as emotionally and comically complete as Friends. Of course "How I met your mother" did come close" but this sitcom has set the bar for almost three decades. It’s not advisable to give away any of the plot lines in this article but this sitcom will be one of the best things that you will ever see even fifteen years after its series finale. It's a rollercoaster of heartbreak, friendship, drama, humor and emotions. Six characters and six iconic actors/actresses who showed how much there was in a world so tiny, will definitely fill you with all sorts of emotions and leave you feeling empty when it ends.
Another iconic western sitcom, ‘Desperate Housewives’ was popular for its appeal among women as well as it's untraditional way of conveying the plotline, through the eyes of a deceased woman who casually narrates the life of a group of women through thirteen years of their life as they go through a dramatic, life changing journey. Though it's been seven years since the much anticipated series finale aired, this sitcom hasn't lost popularity. It was popular among the senior girls in my school as well. Only a few other sitcoms have shown the evolution of relationships, friendships and lifestyle that the world has seen as it transitioned from the 2000s to the 2010s. This sitcom was influential in promoting the idea of an "all female lead" which went on to inspire other sitcoms such as "Two Broke Girls" due to its positive critical reception. A dark start to the series which leads four housewives to an escapade of messed up events and as the years roll by, the situations they face just get darker.