Why are shows full of losers so popular?

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    Friends, All in the family, Cheers, Seinfield, House.

    Think about it.
    since we did not have a forum on psychology I figured media would do.

    I am pursuing this because these types of shows do not appeal to me and trying to figure out my abnormality.

    Any ideas?
     
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    House is a great show...:thup:
     
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    Because libs don't think competition is a good thing because it harms the losers so all you end up with are losers?
     
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    They amplify characteristics/situations which allow the viewer affirmation that there are bigger losers than them.
     
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    Those who like shows full of loser think so.
    My lady friend likes it and watches it, I do not like it much but analyze it and it got me to thinkin.

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    I liked him as Bertie Wooster better.
     
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    The only one I have have seen is Cheers, in reruns, but I never noticed any one being losers. They all seemed pretty happy to be in one another's company, filling a need? :eusa_eh:
     
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    How is Hugh Laurie a loser?

    The character Greg House, although snarky at times, is a massively intelligent, funny, emotional and very human person...

    ...who is also, BTW, is boinking Cuddy...:thup:

    Far from a loser...
     
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    BTW, House Marathon on USA channel right now...:D
     
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    The TV character is a loser.

    I am not speaking of Hugh Lowry the person, or the persons in any og the other shows, but the characters they play.

    And yes losers can be happy together....

    must... refrain... from... making.... political... comment...

    Ahh made it.
     
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    Ohh I know My lady friend was over today and watched a few episodes and being the dutiful lovey friend I sat with her watching it and did not complain.

    I never once said why are those idiots doing that?
     

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