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To be fair, no one on the BuddyTV writing staff made it past the pilot episode of this show. In light of that, Big Shots
making our list is an impressive achievement, because while other shows had entire seasons worth of suckiness, Big Shots
crammed it all into one episode.
The premise alone is instantly lame, a male version of Desperate Housewives
or Sex and the City
. Four successful businessmen who have a hard time with their significant others. One has a shrill wife, the other a shrill mistress, and one had a one-night stand at a truck stop with a transvestite hooker.
But the primary reason Big Shots
was one of the worst shows of the year was the casting agent. We loved Michael Vartan
, and Joshua Malina
in Sports Night
and The West Wing
, and Dylan McDermott
in The Practice
, and Christopher Titus
in his self-titled sitcom. These are four charismatic actors. Yet somehow, the four of them together is like a black hole. Any glimmer of talent or likability any of them had instantly vanishes. The lack of chemistry between these men is astounding, and it's shocking that the show made it to air the way it is without drastic recasting.
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