>>102187335>I bet people would love seeing the old fashioned masculine white guy constantly losing, being hurt and arrested each episode.
Except he was always a loveable loser.
Despite getting shit on all the time he was always painted in a positive light, if only because of how pathetic he was.
Right now I don't see that flying unless you softened up his hatreds quite a bit.
Thinking about it, despite the obvious position that would voice itself against, a low class Joe Nobody show still seems interesting enough to run with.
Mostly because what gave "Married" its grit was just how POOR they were.
Hell, it also applies to the early Simpsons. When Groening kept watching like a hawk for the reality of the show to be conserved until he gradually stopped caring.
The Simpson family struggled. They were on a tight budget and they couldn't afford any luxuries. That was fuel for interesting and fun stories in which you could enjoy seeing that struggle from behind the veil of fiction and comedy.
Homer's Enemy is a great "last episode" to the classic era for that reason. It was the best acknowledgement of how off the rails the show had gotten.