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Do You Prefer TV Sitcoms or Dramas?

Is the TV sitcom dying? USA Today printed an interesting story recently pointing out that there are only half as many half-hour sitcoms on TV today as there were five years ago. I know I've certainly turned more to dramas and hour-long "dramedies" such as "Ugly Betty" than to the traditional half-hour sitcom. All of this makes me wonder: When you turn on the TV, would you rather watch a sitcom or a drama?

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Hope5 Hope5 9 years
hailey010 hailey010 9 years
i like them both equally...but i guess if i had to choose i would choose dramas...but i still watch sitcoms :)
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Both, I'm moody. It just depends on how my day started and ended. Mostly ended.
itsa-bitsa itsa-bitsa 9 years
I like both, each on different days. Plus I always like reality shows as well, I enjoy a good variety throughout the week.
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 9 years
I'd say dramas, i can't get enough of GA
twits twits 9 years
I wasn't so sure I would have selected one over the other, but that still of Michael (Steve Carrell) in the Victoria Secret store from the Womens Appreciation Day episode of The Office sealed the deal for me. That was my favorite episode - nay, my favorite tv watching experience - of the season. Done and done.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I never really noticed that my viewing pattern has changed - definitely more of a drama girl now.
amberrosexo amberrosexo 9 years
**a little more I'm a goof xD
amberrosexo amberrosexo 9 years
I love both! But I prefer drama little more..
screammylungzout screammylungzout 9 years
why not both, like ugly betty?
demeter demeter 9 years
Dramas - Majority of my favorite shows are dramas...24, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, The OC, CSI: Miami, Criminal Intent... The only sitcom I've ever really taken to is Frasier. I adore him.
pinkgirl22 pinkgirl22 9 years
I chose sitcoms because love show that make me laugh, I want to be able to say at the end of that I had a good laugh.
Rosalyn Rosalyn 9 years
A little drama can make life interesting.
FB1977 FB1977 9 years
I don't watch much TV myself...but when I do, dramas only. Sitcoms are too forced to me...I don't go for that kind of humor. I've never been much of a fan.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I like both although I tend to watch more sitcoms, so I voted for that.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
Hmmmm I don't know, I always enjoy watching an episode of Friends but sometimes Grey's Anatomy is a better option. IT really depends= i Love them both.
mellafe mellafe 9 years
Both! I think I'm going to watch more sitcoms this season, though.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I said "other," because I like both but there are hardly any good sitcoms on anymore. My favorite show of all time is Friends, but I really liked the show "The Class" that was on last year and it already got canceled after just one season. I mean, I do like my fair share of dramas and dramedies, but they need to make more sitcoms to balance it out.
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i don't have a lot of time in the evenings for tv, so if i watch a drama i am usually confused or i am interested but have to skip episodes which then leaves me confused! but sitcoms at least entertain me with a short story that i don't feel like i need to keep up with every week
youngheart222 youngheart222 9 years
I love both! But if I have to choose I'll take dramas!
llendril llendril 9 years
i am REALLY going to miss veronica mars, though . . .
llendril llendril 9 years
a top chef/project runway-ish reality show will win with me every time.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
both! although i've never really been a huge fan of the traditional sitcom with laugh track, i love offbeat comedies like the office, and dramas with a touch of humor. basically, if it's quality tv, i'll watch it.
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 9 years
Is it me, or does it seem like there are hardly any sitcoms anymore these days? It seems like ABC is just flooded with dramas and other networks are trying to pick up the slack by doing the same...Even paid cable channels are throwing out shows now as well. I dont know, I just feel like ever since shows like Friends and Will and Grace have gone off the air, there hasnt been anything truley funny that has caught my attention. Everything is either a serious "cop, investigative, murder mystery" show or its a witty serious drama.
figurine figurine 9 years
I barely watch TV, but since Friends ended I have pretty much zero interest in sitcoms.
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