EW’s TV critic on what baffles him
What show’s popularity – with audiences and critics – baffles you? – Kate M.
This elegantly direct question is trickier than it sounds, since it contains three elements: critics’ faves that are hits that I dislike. There aren’t many (I enjoy stuff like ”CSI” and ”Law & Order,” for example). But here’s one: ”The King of Queens” has always been a shoulder shrugger for me. It’s not bad; Kevin James is funnier as a stand-up; Leah Remini knows how to do brassy bombshell just fine; Jerry Stiller is too loud – but who cares? Well, millions do, as do colleagues who put it on top 10 lists. Consider me officially baffled.
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