Televisual Advent Calendar #16 – Cheers

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came. 


This is my 2019 Televisual Advent Calendar. I did a musical version in 2011 and a cinematic one in 2012. It is in no particular order and I make no apologies for the TV series that I am blogging about. These TV series have either made me think, I have enjoyed or have had some impact on me. These are scripted TV series, some are drama, some are comedy, some are both. I found it really hard to narrow this down to just 24.

Cheers ran from 1982 to 1993, though I think I watched it when it had its first run on Channel 4, I am not 100% sure on that, I know I watched it when it was repeated on Channel 4.

As a concept this wasn’t a series that really taxed the brain. However I enjoyed the interplay between the different characters. It was about a bar in Boston, the main characters were the staff and customers of that bar, and that’s about it. 

Cast of Cheers
Cast of Cheers

It was one of those American comedy programmes that you could pick up, watch and then put down. Though having said that, you did make some kind of emotional investment in the programme and some episodes were quite moving, especially that final episode…

When I look at Cheers I am reminded that for quite a few years I really enjoyed American comedies such as Cheers. I can probably blame Cheers for making me watch not just the spin-off Frasier, but also probably Friends as well.

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