Re: "Cheers" vs. "Seinfeld"
I liked them both about the same, but I'm more likely to stop surfing for a Seinfeld episode now than I am Cheers. Having said that, the early Seinfelds were pretty weak; check them out some time and you will agree. The acting was stiff, the characters hadn't developed yet- it could be downright painful. Cheers was strong right out of the chute.
The writing on Cheers may have been a little better. There was a predictable pattern of behavior from all the actors; the inability to make the correct choice in any situation. It was kind of like Homer Simpson who always has the wrong thing to say. ("A 7 day waiting period to buy a gun?! But, I won't be MAD any more!).
I think Cheers was smoother. The actors were actors, whereas the people on Seinfeld were really comedians, so that everything they did was like a sketch, rather than a scene in a story. They did it well, but the quality of the interactions between the characters was better on Cheers.
Lastly, the thing I like most about Seinfeld are all the characters they created along the way, Bookman, Soup Nazi, the friends of Jerry's parents, his uncle. Those people and the comedians who played them were hilarious. I thought they were a real throwback to an earlier era, which is why I think the show may be more timeless than cheers.
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