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10-05-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge View Post
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Most great characters aren't the lead characters of a show. Hell, usually my least favorite character is the lead character...they exist to move the storylines forward. How does a show centered around Ron Swanson work? He actively avoids doing things. It's just a sketch show at that point.
I don't know how Michael Scott ever worked as well as he did as a lead. I guess having three "almost" main characters right behind him was the key.

I'm trying to think of sitcoms with really good leads. Cheers, The Office, Frasier, Scrubs, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Spin City, Cosby, Everybody Loves Raymond, Married with Children, I Love Lucy, Fresh Prince. I think its rare that I watch a show when I don't like the lead. Community and Parks and Rec are probably as close as I come.

Of course, quite a few other shows just go with the ensemble cast and avoid the whole situation. Friends, Always Sunny, etc.

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