Plot Summary: The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.
Creators: James Burrows, Glen Charles, Les Charles
Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger
Serious Jest: (Queue it) Not only was this show good enough to run a full eleven seasons, but, over twenty years after the last episode, it still holds up! The topics are still relevant, the dialogue is still funny, and you can still see real-life versions of these scenarios play out in your local favorite watering hole. I’ve already called out a few Cliff Clavins!
Whereas most shows that start out hot eventually lose their steam and fizzle out, this series changed characters, tweaked plot lines, and kept just enough of its essence true to execute a strong run throughout (I think the show got better when Woody came aboard!). I normally hate sitcoms, but this is one of the best ones I’ve ever watched. Queue up the complete series on Netflix, and watch every last episode.