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Frasier, on NBC
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I thought this show was pretty good, the first few seasons, but in later seasons I watched it less and less. Not that that means it wasn't just as good, but... I just fell out of the habit of watching. I should try to catch up in reruns someday. Anyway, it's a spin-off of Cheers, of course. Psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he gets a radio call-in show. And his dad, Martin (and Martin's dog, Eddie), a retired cop with a bad hip, moves in with him, along with his physical therapist Daphne Moon. And we see a lot of Frasier's brother Niles (David Hyde Pierce), who is also a psychiatrist. Niles was married to a woman we never saw named Maris, but fell in love with Daphne, which he kept secret from her for several years, though everybody else seemed to know about it.

Anyway, Niles and Frasier are both these bright, well-educated guys, very sort of snobby and stuff (they even speak with Mid-Atlantic accents), and they appreciate the finer things in life, and everyone around them is just sort of more normal, or not so educated and high-class. Though of course everyone can be smart or wise in their own ways, and everyone can be stupid or foolish in their own ways. And um... oh yeah, and there's Roz Doyle, who is Frasier's radio producer. And um... I dunno, the show is just usually a comedy of errors or a comedy of manners, or something. I dunno. Maybe I'll say more if I ever rewatch the series, though I'm really not sure quite what else there is to say... an upscale, highbrow sort of comedy about different personalities clashing. And stuff. Anyway, it was really quite good....


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