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Snaps all around

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (because when you blog everyday, some repetition is expected) — we are a big ol’ bunch of judgers.

But we usually don’t admit it.

vulture-fb-iconSnaps to Vulture.com for admitting that they are doing just that — and really fast — about the new 2015-2016 television shows that are debuting during Upfronts Week.

They even called the article “Snap Judgments.”

While I know this honesty is fleeting, there is a little tear in the corner of my eye as I revel in it.

But the sad thing is, their snap decisions about the worthiness of these dramas and comedies will probably mirror that of the audience, and then that of the networks as they quickly jerk the programs off of their schedule when they don’t perform well enough after only one or two weeks.

These days, we judge quickly and fiercely without giving shows a chance to grow on the audience.

Although, without even seeing it, I’m not sure Supergirl ever had a chance.

SNAP!

Comedy gold

Gary David GoldbergI’m thinking about Gary David Goldberg today.

He died Sunday morning after a long battle with brain cancer.

Of course, when I think of Goldberg, the image at left doesn’t come to mind.

His shows do.

Family Ties.  Spin City.  Michael J. Fox comedies that Goldberg brought to life.

And as much as I loved those sitcoms, I particularly loved the way they signed off.

We even named one of our dogs Ubu.

(He didn’t have the longevity of Goldberg’s career, but he was awfully cute.)