I can't believe how many positive comments are being made about this show, it is a horrible, terrible waste of someones' hour.
Lets start from the beginning. From the start of the pilot episode, I have TRIED to enjoy this show, but between the pompous arrogance of the characters, and the horrendous writing that occurs on this show, it AMAZES me that is still on the air.
Somehow, in their poor attempt of writing a script, we (the viewers) are suppose to feel bad for this poor, little rich family. However, they are spending enormous amounts of money at retarded fund raisers, while most of their workers retirements funds were put missing by their deceased father. I can't feel bad for people who seemingly have no souls.
In addition, Calista Flockhart's character not only is in desperate need of a high-calorie meal (how about the writers write a story about kitty being anorexic), but her political stance, especially with having a gay brother, seemingly only causes for her to have tension with her mother. What about the tension between the gay brother and her?
Also, speaking of the gay brother. As a gay male, I am just so completely sick of the character named "Sarah" ingratiating herself to use every gay wold in the book with her brother. Like.. "Why didn't you save me girlfriend?" Yes, she did use that. It is unbelievable that no one, other than myself from the gay community did not protest that terribly offensive dialog. Not to mention that the gay man's storyline just sucks. He's dating a cater waiter, who personifies every stereotype a straight person would have about a gay person and takes offense of him one evening, because he offers to pay for him to skip his job to spend time with him.
Not that plot line was offensive, but in general, they mark him as the token gay.
And now lets get back to Sarah. The writers have managed to give her every horrible line on that show, not to mention storyline. One week, her daughter has juvenile diabetes, the next she is using phrases like "You Rock" to her sophisticated, high-class mother, and not to mention, once again, using the always offensive "girlfriend" reference when speaking to her gay brother.
Last, but certainly not least, lets not forget Sally Field's character, who after 3 weeks after mourning her deceased husband is dating again. And lets not forget how, seemingly, her husband's mistress is about to move on as well, right into the arms of Sally Field's characters brother.
How is any of these storyline/words even believable to the public. It just doesn't seem possible that America can fall for this crap.
Stop watching this SHOW ALREADY!
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