The past year was one of the most exciting years in recent TV history. Not only did Ellen DeGeneres win the Emmy for her fantastic performance as Ellen DeGeneres, but she also released a brand new movie, served as a judge on the popular TV show The Bachelorette, and found love with her longtime boyfriend, Rob Pattinson. Let’s take a look back at what happened in TV this year and analyze what the future holds for this hilarious and charming comedienne.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wins Big
The Ellen DeGeneres Show was the top-rated series in its time slot this year (July 17 – August 16, 2010). Its success can be attributed to the fact that the series is extremely entertaining and always keeps its audience coming back for more. While many people may consider Ellen DeGeneres to be funny and charming, she is actually a very talented actress who can transform her humor and persona accordingly. One of the things that makes the series so interesting is that even though Ellen has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 28 years, she is still able to showcase her humor and unique brand of comedy in ways that are fresh and new.
For those who may not know, Ellen has a history of being funny and charming. She began her career in stand-up comedy in the 1980s when she was known (back then) as “the crazy chick from New York City.” She toured the country performing in small clubs and theaters. One of her favorite venues was the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, where she would perform four to five times a week. She also appeared on the game show Celebrity Name Game, where she performed as Robin Williams’ understudy in the playwrighting portion of the competition. One of her most memorable performances was on an episode of the classic sitcom Friends when she played Monica’s friend Samantha, a role she reprised for several years. Later, she played Monica’s evil twin sister on the sitcom Outlaws. In the early 2000s, she returned to sitcoms with a role on the short-lived series The Exes, which starred her old comedy partner Ben Stiller. In 2009, she starred opposite George Clooney and Meryl Streep in the dramatic film, The Gucci Girls, for which she won the Golden Globe and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2008, she finally received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on the critically acclaimed series, Ellen.
When it comes to comedy, no one does it better than Ellen. She is able to seamlessly switch from humor to pathos, displaying an incredible ability to portray both emotions perfectly. This makes it even more interesting when she interacts with the audience. While on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she might poke fun at the audience or talk about her celebrity friends, she will also reveal details about her personal life that most people wouldn’t normally share. This ability to connect with her audience and transform their opinion of her makes The Ellen DeGeneres Show one of the most exciting and worthwhile programs to watch.
The Bachelorette Hits The Biggest TV Ratings
The Bachelorette is one of the most popular TV shows this year. It follows the adventures of 25-year-old Rose, who travels across the country looking for love. She meets a series of eligible bachelors and, over the course of the season, is able to choose one of them to be her husband. The series is produced by ABC and follows a typical “rose-adoring” pattern similar to that of The Bachelor. Like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette has enjoyed a surge of popularity since its premiere in October 2009. This is mainly thanks to the all-star cast that Rose has assembled. She is joined by her three sisters, her parents, and Dr. Phil as her confidant and adviser.
While The Bachelor has largely remained as it was in its initial seasons, The Bachelorette has embraced its newfound popularity and continued to evolve. One of the biggest changes that the show introduced was its commitment to diversity. Up until its premiere, The Bachelor was pretty much limited to white men. This is why many people, including Rose herself, feel that The Bachelorette is more representative of real life. In addition to welcoming a more diverse group of men, the series has also become more accepting of women’s rights. When the show first aired, it was criticized for being too “feminine” in comparison to its predecessor. Since then, The Bachelor has gradually increased its share of male leads, with this year’s installment starring Conor, a 31-year-old from Ireland.
In terms of actual dating and marriage, The Bachelorette is somewhat similar to The Bachelor. Once Rose has selected a bachelor, they will participate in a series of dates that are usually followed by a romantic pitch-corner speech in which the man attempts to win Rose’s heart. This is where things can start to get a little weird. Similar to The Bachelor, The Bachelorette has become known for its outlandish stunts. This year’s installment, for example, saw Rose attempt to find true love in the most unusual of places. She went on an expedition with her sisters to the far north where, among other things, they had to eat raw fish and drink gin. During these trips, she is accompanied by a camera crew in search of “the perfect proposal.” While many people may find the antics on The Bachelorette funny and sweet, it’s actually a rather dangerous and surreal environment to be in. There is also an opportunity for viewers to vote for their favorite proposal via the show’s website. This may lead to further weirdness if one of these proposals turns out to be successful.
The Bachelor has become a bit dull in comparison to its more exciting (and sometimes dangerous) counterpart, The Bachelorette. This year, star Ben, a 44-year-old personal fitness trainer from New York City, eliminated contestants one by one, coming to a dramatic end when he announced that he would be leaving 25 Roses behind to pursue his search for love. While The Bachelor has lost some of its luster, it has still maintained a sizable audience. It continues to be a favorite among younger viewers, especially since it is more “catchy” and trendy than the older-sister show, The Bachelorette.
Friends And Family Assemble For The Final Season Of Comedy’s Greatest Show
One of television’s greatest treasures and one of its most popular shows is undoubtedly Friends. It was able to successfully straddle the line between humor and pathos, making it appealing to an audience that ranged from Generation X-ers to Baby-boomers. The series, which first aired in September 1994, follows the lives of six diverse friends in New York City. They are all in different situations in life, but manage to remain close all the same. Friends turned 25 this year, which is remarkable because it’s been on the air for over a quarter of a century and still feels as fresh as the day it first aired. This probably has a lot to do with the show’s popularity among the Gen-X and Millennial generations. While many sitcoms have tried to bring the chemistry and relatability of Friends, they have never been able to replicate it.
When it comes to sitcoms, it is a well-known fact that they are not known for their longevity. Most networks will order just a few seasons at the most, which is why it’s such a thrill when shows manage to outlive their initial runs. This is especially true when the show is as iconic and well-loved as Friends. In March, ABC announced that Friends would be returning for its 25th anniversary season in the fall. The network also released the entire series (in its entirety) to digital streaming services for the first time, which may have also helped contribute to its lasting popularity. In November 2015, it was announced that the series would be returning for a sixth season, which will once again feature a guest appearance from Josh Gad, who plays the part of Phoebe’s friend Mike this season.