Top 7 of '07: Worst Show #5 - Big Shots
Top 7 of '07: Worst Show #5 - Big Shots
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Check out all our lists for BuddyTV's Top 7 of '07 to relive the best and the worst of the year in television.

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.
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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 in Alias, 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.


-John Kubicek
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