As frequent Twitterers, we're big fans of @ShitMyDadSays, where a man who lives with his parents turns all of his father's withering comments and insults into Tweets. (Example: "Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that.") So when we heard that he was getting a book deal, we were happy for him. Then, when we heard it was becoming a show on CBS, we had to scratch our heads. First of all, the swear words he uses (including the one in the frickin' title) are part of what makes it so funny, and second... it's a show about a grumpy old guy who berates his live-in adult son? How is that different from half the shows on television? We looked back at some of our favorite abusive TV dads from brilliant but cancelled shows.
The majority of TV's classic shows take place in major cities...but there's nothing quite like a show set in The Big Apple. As Bravo welcomes a new group of Real Housewives to the block, let's take a look back at our all-time favorite shows set in New York City. From seven strangers to a show about nothing, The Real Housewives of New York City are giving these classic New York programs a run for their money, with the designer labels to prove it.