Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lovable Losers

Television's lovable losers from the Loser Comedies of the 1990’s are characters and comedies that speak to the tough times. When a person was down on their luck or struggling to achieve a goal, or they can’t find a date or they have a dysfunctional family they are often labeled losers.
 But the reality is that these people are not real losers.  They're actually people you'd want to hang out with.  Most of them are witty and most of them are smart. It’s just that they don’t care. And that’s what we love about them.

While loser comedies are still around and I don't mean Nick at Nite reruns.  
The show 2 Broke Girls features two young women, who are witty, smart women living in Brooklyn and struggling to achieve their goal, of owning a cupcake store. 
The Middle follow Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) and husband Mike (Neil Flynn) as they try to raise their three uniquely quirky kids while making ends meet, in Nowhere, Indiana. 
ABC Family's original comedy Baby Daddy, centers around Ben, a 20-something bachelor bartender living in New York City. Ben gets the surprise of his life when a one-night stand leaves his baby girl on his doorstep. Ben decides to raise his little girl with the help of his brother, Danny, his close friend, Tucker, and his loving, protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie, and his close female friend, Riley, who has had a secret crush on him since childhood.
Loser comedies may not be trendy, or sexy, or glamorous, 
or modern.They may not have looks. They may not get many dates. Things might not always work out for them. Or be the June Cleaver Family.  But that’s their charm and why we have a special place in our hearts for them. They're our television’s lovable losers. 

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