dot.communist on TV and my followup

Sean writes about the dearth of quality TV comedy. I couldn't agree more. I watched the NBC trifecta of Friends/Will and Grace/Scrubs last night was bored senseless. My wife laughed at a few of the lines, but I couldn't get into the plots. They *are* transparent and contrived. This is yet another reason to get a TiVo–I could have figured this out and deleted the rest of each show without watching any more.