I have already mentioned the bit about opinions being worthless, but it is difficult to remain silent and fill a blog. So, I'll provide my opinion about television shows.
I like sitcoms...but only clever ones. What is a good one? It is one that is well-written, has unusual and interesting characters, is well-acted, and is clever funny (as opposed to stupid funny).
At the moment, the best is Modern Family. This is the best-written show on television. Period.
In the past, I have liked Dharma and Greg (because it was counter-intuitive) in disagreement with Scott MacFarland; Family Guy (okay, it's not a sitcom); The Nanny; and Arrested Development. Two excellent ones, which Americans will probably not know, are the English Blackadder and Yes Minister. I did not like Friends, because I could not warm to the characters (except Rachel: a great comedic actress that has yet to find a good movie script) and hated the laugh track, or Seinfeld (ditto and it made little sense). But, humor, like beauty, is in the eye of the viewer.
Also not a sitcom, but something I watch religiously is The Daily Show. These guys are usually clever (occasionally, they can be stupid, but I cut them some slack). Why is it that Jewish people and left-leaning individuals come up with the best comedy? (That was rhetorical question!)
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.